Inclusion And Inclusion In Education

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Inclusion. “Inclusion is a term which expresses a commitment to educate each child, to the maximum extent appropriate, in the school and classroom he or she would otherwise attend. It involves bringing the support services to the child (rather than moving the child to the services) and requires only that the child will benefit from being in the class (rather than having to keep up with the other students).” (Special Education Inclusion, 2014).
Anyone involved in the school system has heard the word “inclusion.” Educators continue to determine the best practices to include students with disabilities alongside their general education peers. The legal history involving inclusion goes back to over a decade ago where students were segregated into educational and residential institutions. When States began creating public educational systems, students with disabilities were often excluded and sent to an alternative facility. Fast forward to the 21st-century and there are many laws that mandate the inclusion of students with disabilities in the general education curriculum. Inclusion is now looked at as a way to involve special education students in the general education setting as much as possible.
A big push for inclusion and funding began in 1982 with the Hendrick Hudson Board of Education v. Rowley case, where the United States Supreme Court ruled that students with disabilities be granted access to public schools and set the standard for what a Free Appropriate Public

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