Partial Inclusion In Education

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Inclusion, the word itself consists of ‘include’, is an action of including or being included in a group or setting. The term inclusion in the education is an approach whereby schools cater to the education of children with special needs in a mainstream classroom. Lessons, activities, materials are all planned to children regardless of abilities. Inclusion opens opportunities for children with disability to learn alongside with their non-disable peers and to feel a sense of belonging and not feel different due to their disability. Though certain schools may not fully accept the approach of inclusion, there are two different types of inclusion that is partial inclusion and full inclusion. Partial inclusion is an integration whereby normal school gives the special needs children a chance to join in a ‘normal’ environment with the other peers with support and assistance provided. Full inclusion, just like the word, means there are no separation nor borders set for the special needs or the normal students. The special needs child receives the same education alongside with the other peers regardless of handicap or limitations. Children with special needs will receive the same form of assistance and support that are necessary for them

Singaporeans are aware of the small community of the special needs in Singapore. That awareness just starts and ends there for majority of us, paying no attention to the minority. When asked about how Singaporeans view the special education and
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