But it was the recession, and Jennie was soon laid off. The couple went back to Haiti for a year, until they both got job offers from Flagstaff High School. The Askews love their work, but not their salaries, which have barely increased since they arrived at Flag High. For extra pay, Jennie teaches an additional chemistry class and has tutored at a local enrichment center; Mitch has chopped logs and sold firewood.
Education World writer Wesley Sharpe, Ed. Answers to such questions as "How does inclusion benefit kids who have disabilities? As late as the middle of the s, an estimated 1 million kids with disabilities didn't even attend school," reported a May NEAToday Online cover story, "Inclusion Confusion.
The landmark legislation moved children with special needs from segregated classrooms into regular classrooms.
The problem with segregated special education is that "youngsters will not learn in segregated settings how to function in a non-disabled world," said Art Shapiro, a professor of special education at Kean University and author of Everybody Belongs: The string of federal statutes that began in created confusion in countless American classrooms as educators struggled to provide quality education for special and general education students.
Parents and advocates feared that services to disabled children would be lost if they were moved to regular classrooms. Teachers weren't convinced that inclusion would work. At one point, the American Federation of Teachers even called for a moratorium on full inclusion.
His research includes funded projects on the inclusion of middle school students with severe disabilities. The data suggests that inclusion in general education classes, especially in vocational education courses, is associated with improved post-school outcomes," McDonnell told Education World.
Although research on the long-term effects of inclusion may be sketchy, there is some evidence of the positive effects of inclusive education on students who do not have disabilities. See also Frequently Asked Questions on Inclusion. Both of Linkhorn's daughters have received special education services.
Krystal, who is blind, is fully included and has a part-time aide. Kimberly is autistic; although she has benefited from inclusion, "more attention to social skills and building on her individual strengths would have been a plus," Linkhorn told Education World.
Linkhorn's experience is an example of how an effective inclusion program works. We didn't always agree, but I feel we had enough respect for each other to compromise when we had differing views," Linkhorn said. What changes is how instruction is designed for students and the types of supports they are provided.
It's not inclusion if the supports are not in place," Shapiro told Education World. When supports are in place, there are many benefits worth considering.
Shapiro listed the following four ways inclusion benefits disabled kids: Inclusion improves learning for both classified and non-classified students.
When youngsters who have learning problems are included, students without disabilities often do better academically. A teacher is more apt to break instruction into finer parts or repeat directions if he or she has a youngster in the room who deals with deafness, blindness, or a developmental disability.
Children learn to accept individual differences.
The best way to help children overcome their misconceptions about kids who have disabilities is to bring them together in integrated settings.
Children develop new friendships. Children with disabilities who are included in regular education develop friendships in their home communities.
Special education students sent to regional special education programs may become oddballs in their communities.Responsible Inclusion. Irresponsible Inclusion. Student. Student First The first priority is the extent to which the student with disabilities is making academic and/or social progress in the general education classroom.
Ongoing assessment and monitoring of student's progress is critical to success.
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