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This research paper must be written in APA format. You have been chosen by your principal to give a presentation to the faculty and staff of your school on the definition, benefits and varying scenarios of inclusion. In this presentation you are to discuss what inclusion is, what it looks like in the schools, and benefits to ALL (regular and special education students). In addition, you are to discuss what is meant by FAPE (Free and Appropriate Public Education) and LRE (Least Restrictive Environment).
Definition, Benefits And Varying Scenarios Of Inclusion
Length: 6 pages (1823 Words)
An inclusive classroom is one in which disabled students learn together with children without disabilities. The term is also used in education systems to refer to the opposite of a special education classroom (Gargiulo & Metcalf, 2013). Inclusivity in the classroom scenario may also be defined as having students with full range of human diversities learn in the same classroom. The diversity factors in consideration may include gender, culture, age, ability, language, and race, among other forms of human differences. Inclusivity significantly impacts on student performance by influencing the way they feel and are judged by others (Aune Burt, & Gennaro, 2010). In an inclusive classroom, students and instructors work cooperatively for creation and sustenance of a learning environment in which everyone feels safe, encourage, and supported to express their concerns and views. In the inclusive classrooms, the learning content is viewed explicitly from multiple perspectives of varied experiences. Content in an inclusive classroom is delivered in a manner that reduces forms of marginalization and helps students understand that individual values, perspectives, and experiences influence their ability to construct knowledge in any discipline.
Instructors in an inclusive classroom make use of a variety of teaching methods to ensure balanced perception and academic achievement for all students. There is mutual respect, thoroughness, and academic excellence are promoted and valued. Instructors in an inclusive classroom strive to be responsive to students on individual and cultural levels (Willis & Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2007). In other words, the definition of inclusivity is broad and depends on the interactions that occur between and among students and their instructors in the classroom. The interactions may be influenced by the level of ability,