Friday, October 19, 2007

A Main Function: Minimizing Cruelty

One of the greatest aspects of inclusion is the fact that special needs kids are no longer secluded. They finally become part of a classroom setting which they deserve and can adapt to with their peers. Of course, there is an acknowledgement of differences between all of the students, but in this case, teacher Peter Barnes feels that inclusion “minimizes the negative effects.” Even if the cases that prove academic improvement are ignored, the premise that special needs kids are able to become more of a student and person is enough to integrate classrooms.