Education journal writing

Supporters of full inclusion assert that all students, regardless
of language or intellectual ability, should be educated within the same
classroom environment where the curriculum is adapted to meet everyone’s needs.
Advocates for this model believe it most closely resembles the ‘real world’
where society is fully integrated professionally and personally and that all
students deserve an equal opportunity to be provided access to the core
curricula. Those who oppose full inclusion feel it is academically and
financially unrealistic for schools to provide an appropriate education
experience with such a diverse population in one classroom setting, where
forcing all students to conform to one teaching model is more exclusionary than
providing various education service models (e.g., resource, pull-out,
self-contained).

Your focus:
Imagine
you are a 5th grade teacher in a full inclusion model classroom with 28
students. The class is being co-taught by you and a special education teacher.
Three students are ELL, five have an IEP for various mild/ moderate disabilities
including two students who have been identified as having an
emotional/behavioral disability.

Madison B. is one of your non ELL,
non-disabled students. Madison’s mom, Mrs. B is a concerned parent and indicates
that Maddy comes home complaining about boredom; there are too many other kids
in the class and Maddy has to wait a long time to get help.

Part
1:

Explain in a detailed one- to two-paragraph response how will
you address Mrs. B’s concerns and help her feel that you and your classroom is a
good fit for Maddy? Consider how you will handle this concern to make the class
support Maddy’s needs. What will you tell the mom and what will you do
differently in the classroom for Maddy? How will you continue to support the
needs of the other students at the same time?

Be mindful that most
principals expect the teacher(s) to differentiate the instruction in order for
all students to benefit from the instruction.

Part
2:

In a separate paragraph, explain your view of full inclusion in
this kind of a situation.

Part 3:
Construct a
two-to-four page reflection, not including title and reference pages, following
proper APA 6th edition formatting requirements that describes your vision for
inclusion practices of diverse populations such as in this example.  In an
unbiased perspective, explain how you would handle this situation in your
current or future classroom. Use citations from reliable web pages, journals,
and scholarly articles to help you formulate a solid response. Be sure to use at
least two references to support your decision.

  • Use citations from reliable web pages, journals, and scholarly
    articles to help you formulate a solid response. Be sure to use at least two
    references to support your decision.

  • Writing will contain no errors in grammar, spelling, or
    punctuation.

  • Paragraphs will include clear topic sentence and transition
    sentences making the writing flow.

  • Submit the assignment for evaluation not later than the final
    due date listed on your course schedule.

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