The Pros And Cons Of Full Inclusion of Disabled Students, Part II

There is a great number of disabled kids and disabled students around the country, who are in need of care and aspire to achieving success in this life. Most of them understand that receiving a good education and not living their life away from the society are the key factors of happiness. Disabled StudentsAt the same time, the issue of the importance of including disabled students to the schools or colleges for normal children is quite debatable, and there are quite a few cons and pros of it. Check out some considerations and a number of positive and negative sides of such inclusion in this article.

In addition to what is mentioned there, it is possible to find more disadvantages of inclusion for teaching personnel. Undoubtedly, inclusion requires some special training and preparation for teachers, and in the absence of it, educational process can hardly be successful, regardless of the experience or talent of such a teacher. Special student require a special approach, and that is why teachers of public schools are prevalently against the inclusion of disabled children. The teachers underline that some additional support and improvements of existing educational system are necessary to make inclusive education more successful.

Behavioral problem becomes primary for teachers of inclusive classes as well. As a rule, disabled students are selfish and introverted, since they have limited social and other skills, so it takes a lot of efforts from teachers to make such children more opened and communicative. At the same time, it takes additional efforts and sometimes even special experience of teachers to make non-disabled students more attentive and understanding to their disabled class mates. It considerably distracts both normal and disabled students from normal educational process and affects final results to a great extent, the teachers say.

One more negative side of inclusion of disabled children is the cost of it. It can be really expensive for parents to educate a disabled child in a usual public school because of relatively high requirements from such a child, the absence of commodities and services, the necessity of additional support and care, and other special needs of the kid. Unfortunately, there are very few public schools which are currently provided with all necessary supporting issues for disabled students and kind, making their inclusion hardly possible for the moment.

There are a lot of viewpoints on the matters of inclusion. Supporters of it consider that in any case a child has to start education with regular school, and to be removed only when proper positive effects could not be achieved any more. Many people (parents and mostly school academic staff) are against inclusive education, due to numerous psychological and behavioral problems which considerably interfere with the process of learning. The idea of inclusion is very good, but it must be beneficial to all the participants.

Therefore, to make inclusion of disabled children more effective and successful, some proper sufficient steps, like arranging of teachers’ trainings, providing public schools with proper facilities, supplementary services and aids, must be taken. Teachers must learn, how to prepare both groups of students for collaboration, how to build educational process and keep everybody involved, how to choose correct behavioral strategy and stimulate it among the children, how to satisfy needs of special students in the classroom. In such case nobody would feel stressed or abused, and inclusive education would become efficient, helpful and exceptionally challenging.

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