Civil Rights Movement: A Short Summary And Analysis

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The bible states that God created mankind in His image and likeness. According to the World Population Census, there are 7,331,236,554 billion people and counting in the world today. (The World Population, 2016, para 1). Of that number, there are no two persons that are alike. Everyone that was born on Planet Earth looks different (unless in the case of identical twins), acts different, thinks differently, has different cultural backgrounds, has different strengths, weakness and learning abilities, different views and opinions on various topics, different ways of solving problems and dealing with situations, etc. God created everyone to be diverse so that the world could have a sense of variety and uniqueness. All humans must learn how to put…show more content…
28). Simply put, the principle of normalization is when countries or states make special provisions that allow a person living with special needs and disabilities to live a normal life in a normal society for as much as possible. Some of the special provisions can be constructing buildings that has ramps for persons in wheelchairs, bathrooms for handicapped persons and installing automatic doors that open and close upon entering and exiting buildings. The Civil Rights Movement was the second significant event in the evolution of inclusive education. The Civil Rights Movement led by Civil Rights Activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. occurred in the 1960s and 1970s in the United States of America. The Civil Right Movement was started in the United States of America because of the segregation and the unfair treatment of the black minority. Before the Civil Rights Movement began, children with special needs and disabilities were segregated from being in schools with children who were said to be “normal”. Children with special needs and disabilities were often sent to live in special needs residential areas away from their families, friends and community. When the Civil Rights Movement was formed it had two important focuses: racial equality and the passage of the Education of All Handicapped Children Act in…show more content…
The Salamanca Statement highlights six key factors of inclusive education. It states that: “each child has a right to education; each child has distinctive interests, characteristics, learning needs and abilities; all education services should consider these diverse characteristics and needs; Children with special needs must have access to general education schools. The Salamanca Statement noted that general education schools that practice inclusive education are the best way to cease discriminatory attitudes, create welcoming environments for students with or without special needs and disabilities and to enhance the educational experience for all and general education schools that practice inclusive education provide quality education to the vast majority of students at lower costs” (Mitchell, 2012, p. 28). The Salamanca Statement has petitioned the government to have all schools practice inclusive education, pass legislative bills that would make inclusive education law with policies to abide by and form numerous inclusive education development programs. The Salamanca Statement wishes for governments to exchange teachers into countries that practice inclusive education so that they would have
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