
Re: Inclusion research
Posted:
Feb 4, 1997 2:30 PM


kristin michelle snyder wrote: > > catherine wrote: > I can not believe a teacher could say something like this. As a teacher > I want to be able to make a difference in children's lives not just > certain children. Special education students need to be mainstreamed > into regular classes if the regular class is the least restrictive > environment for them. If this is not done, that child is being denied a > proper education. Mainstreaming children with disabilities does cause > some problems to arise, such as maintaining order. As a teacher, it is > your responsibility to work these difficulties out and provide that > child with the education he/she deserves. If you can not do this you > should reevaluate your skills as a teacher.
Even the violent student? The one with a history of hurting children and teachers? How about the child who's behavior is so bad that the other students cannot learn?
I disagre with you. Every student who can be mainstreamed WITHOUT BRINGING DANGER TO THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE CLASS, OR WITHOUT SLOWING THE EDUCATION OF THE OTHER STUDENTS should be mainstreamed. It is unfair for us to balance the problems of one child on the backs of other children. We choose this as our job. We are paid to deal with all children, difficult or not. Our student did not make that choice, and are not piad to sacrafice their time and emotions.
marc@cts.com
 Mathematics is not only real, but it is the only reality. That is that entire universe is made of matter, obviously. And matter is made of particles. It's made of electrons and neutrons and protons. So the entire universe is made out of particles. Now what are the particles made out of? They're not made out of anything. The only thing you can s ay about the reality of an electron is to cite its mathematical properties. So there's a sense in which matter has completely dissolved and what is left is just a mathematical structure.
Martin Gardner

