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Inclusion in classrooms highlights the way people are socialized and re-socialized during the course of a lifetime. Using the responses of the students in this activity, can you further detail the conflict, interactionist and functionalist arguments relevant to socialization throughout the life course?
“Everyone should have access to an equal education no matter what. Those opposed to the inclusion classroom want to segregate special needs students as if they aren’t entitled to the same education as students who are considered typical learners. This is discriminatory. The inclusion classroom challenges school administrators and educators put the needs of their students first, as well as foster diversity in schools.”
“An inclusion classroom sounds like a great plan. I mean, who doesn’t want to be included? However, the inclusion classroom ends up excluding lots of kids. Children who need special education services absolutely should get them. But they should be in a self-contained special education classroom. That way, they get all the specific help they need from teachers and aides who have the training to deal with these students effectively. General education teachers shouldn’t feel as though they need a degree in special education to manage their classroom. And students without disabilities shouldn’t feel as though their needs are being ignored for the betterment of a few.
“I think that the philosophy behind the inclusion classroom has a lot of merits. I also believe that inclusion classes might not be the right fit for all physically challenged students. A child with cerebral palsy who’s the simply apparent sign of being physically challenged is his forearm crutches would most likely do very well in an inclusion classroom. His physical impairment may require additional assistance, but academically, he can hold his own amongst his peers. But what about a kid who has serious behavioral problems and who can’t control herself in class? It’s not fair to that child to have her in a setting that isn’t equipped to manage her disruptive outbursts. There is the risk that in addition to being considered “disabled,” she’ll also be labeled as “troubled” or “disturbed.” Once that happens, the opportunity for her to be socially accepted by her peers, and for her peers to be positively influenced by her, is lost.”