C. Graham wrote: > > Bingobut don't stick the responsibility for delaying a class soley on > included children. The most disruptive children, who hold up learning > far more than many with disabilities, usually have no labels at all. > Some may have LD, some may be gifted and bored, some may be under > extra stress at home-there are many excuses. > > > All Children deserve a SPECIAL education! > > I agree all learning and behavior problems are not special education > problems.
I am a seventh grade language arts teacher, and special education students have been "included" in my classroom for three years. They do not act any differently than my regular ed students. The best part of inclusion is that my lower level students are able to receive small group/individual instruction from the second teacher...on a regular basis...something that would not be possible with only one teacher. A disadvantage of the program is that administrators who do not understand the dynamics of inclusion tend to overload classes. They will also place too many "included" students in one class...I have 12 in one hour! That's ridiculous and a complete waste of time.