Inclusion is vital in helping to provide quality education for SEN pupils. “above all, inclusion is about a philosophy of acceptance where all pupils are valued and treated with respect” (Carrington & Elkins, 2002). Inclusion is often thought to be the location of your education but is more often than not about the quality of one’s education. The location has little to do with inclusion but more to do with where you feel you belong, some SEN children feel they cannot truly belong in a large mainstream school (Campbell, 2005). Sociological perspectives of inclusion often emphasis equality, respect, participation in decision making, rights, and collective belonging. Frequently when focusing on the biological model of primarily thinking about
It is a symbol of respect for all of humanity. It can be argued that inclusive education is about social justice and equity and takes into account learner’s abilities, potential and diverse needs. The learner does not have to adapt to the social system. The school or the education system has to change in order to meet the learning needs of all children in a given community (Kisanji 1999; Armstrong 2005). In other words, inclusion involves restructuring the cultures, policies and practices in schools so that they respond to the diversity of students in their locality (Booth and Ainscow 2002).
What is inclusion? Inclusion is a process of ‘narrowing the gap between learners with and without special educational needs’1. ‘Lessons should be planned to ensure that there are no barriers to every child achieving’2. Inclusion is ensuring that all pupils have equal opportunities, are welcomed and valued in our school community. Our ethos at Friendlydale Academy is to value every child as an individual and acknowledge that every child’s needs are special.
Thesis statement “Inclusion Helps Special Needs Students by Allowing Them to Develop Interactional Skills Because of the Exposure to a Social Environment.” Inclusion in education is an approach to educate students with special needs in regular classrooms, rejecting the need of special schools. The aim of this paper will be to demonstrate that inclusion of special needs students in regular classrooms helps them not only by developing interactional skills but also by allowing them to grow in a more desirable way in school. However, inclusion is not completely beneficial. One must consider that special needs is an umbrella of several necessities that demand different approaches.
Chapter 4 The most commonly accepted contemporary framework for viewing parental involvement was inspired by the ecological model of Bronfenbrenner (1979, 1986) and designed from a social and organisational perspective (Epstein, 1992). It identifies three major contexts within which children develop and learn: the family, the school, and the community (see Figure). The Overlapping Spheres of Influence model recognises that there are some practices that family, school and community conduct separately and that there are others that they conduct jointly in order to influence the growth and learning of the child. According to Epstein, successful partnerships must be forged between these three spheres in order best to meet the needs of the child.
All practitioners must provide an inclusive environment that promote diversity. Inclusive practice is important in early years setting for all children whether, disabilities or learning difficulties have the right to have meet their needs met, also the EYFS frame work makes it clear to ensure that diversity of individuals is valued and respected and no child or family is discriminated again of ethnicity, culture, or religion, home language, background, learning difficulties, or disabilities also practitioners ensure that every child is unique who is learning and is capable, confidant and self-assured, children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships and also children learn and develop in safe environment. The roles
Henry Ford once said, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress. Working together is success” (Brainy Quote). From here, the concept of inclusive education, including students with and without learning disabilities as peers in the same classroom, originated. The aim of this type of education is to get students with learning disabilities involved in the society. Teachers and fellow students will also provide help for students with disabilities; in this way, students with learning disabilities will be motivated to study as they feel that they are a part of a group instead of being isolated in special places. Thus, they will achieve higher grades. Moreover, they will be greatly engaged in the society as they are building bridges with their peers from several backgrounds. On the long run, teachers, parents, and the society as a whole would develop. Students with learning disabilities should be included in the “normal” classroom because it improves their academic performance, social behavior, and communication language.
A. 1. Partnerships with families and communities support shared responsibility for children’s learning, development, and wellbeing. – I believe this is a breach of the code because knowing that children can understand this sort of negativity can cause them to have set backs which would not honour the parent’s wishes or the child’s development. 2. Respectful, responsive, and reciprocal relationships are central to children’s education.
SJTAA5007 The role of Teachers and support staff in identifying and implementing interventions that suit children’s individual needs using positive behaviour strategies within a primary setting. For the purpose of this project I will be looking at some of the influences that can impact on children’s social and emotional development as they move through childhood. These can often have a great impact on a child’s learning and ability to make successful transitions at key points in their lives. Difficulties often become apparent within the structured institutions such as schools where large cohorts are expected by society to conform to a certain acceptability of behaviour.
Introduction In early childhood education, it is important for teachers to always consider and understand children and the families’ needs. Early childhood teachers cannot only work with their colleagues to face children and the families’ needs but also need to work with multi-disciplinary to collaborate the ideas with each other and discuss the best outcome for the children and the families in early childhood education setting together. So, the more explanation about the multi-disciplinary team is that teachers with different professionals such as psychologists, child social worker, police, adult social worker, health visitor or court working together to provide different services and support for children and the families’ needs. They are diverse professional groups who work together in order to collaborate, reflect, access and support children’s development, health and learning and also families' needs.
It is important to involve family and community in the educational process. Better performance occurs when parents, family, teachers, and the community are engaging and working together. To fully show how integration works we will use the example of a recently visited child care facility for children and infants aged six months to six years old, and compared what they are doing and how they can improve. To understand what the school is doing, we must understand the base model we are trying to use. The model we are using is the Epstein model.
The failure to implement full inclusion appropriately has numerous detrimental effects on the parties involved. One disadvantage for full inclusion is that the socialization part precedes the academic component, notwithstanding the fact that it should not be the primary goal of education. Inclusion movements aim to make disabled students look normal, overlooking the issue of whether they are undertaking educational programs or not. This can have a negative effect on the academic progress of students with disabilities because important skills are not taught for the sake of the learner making physical presence in a full inclusion classroom. Fox (2013) claims that there is a need for disabled students to reap maximum benefits from this integration.
As a teacher, it is my responsibility to share information on the development of the child and have a clear and constant flow of dialogue with the family. This will enable both parties to deal with any issues that may arise within the family, school or community. It also my belief that parents should have an active part in their child’s learning and be able to lend a hand whenever necessary, and having open communication with them will allow this transparency and connection between home and school. The community is vital in ensuring that the facilities around the community and school is appropriate for the different children and families to live in and grow. A very good example of this successful collaboration is the Reggio Emilia approach in Italy.