Inclusion (education)

Written By: Ehsan Jahandarpour

Inclusion in education refers to a model wherein students with special needs spend most or all of their time with non-special (general education) needs students. It arose in the context of special education with an individualized education program or 504 plan, and is built on the notion that it is more effective for students with special needs to have said mixed experience for them to be more successful in social interactions leading to further success in life. The philosophy behind implementation of the inclusion model does not prioritize, but still provides for the utilization of special classrooms and special schools for the education of students with disabilities. Inclusive education models are brought into force by educational administrators with the intention of moving away from secl