ERIC Number: EJ1121536
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
It's Instruction over Place--Not the Other Way Around!
Kauffman, James M.; Badar, Jeanmarie
Phi Delta Kappan, v98 n4 p55-59 Dec 2016-Jan 2017
Full inclusion of students with disabilities focuses on where students are taught, not on instruction. The idea that all students, including those with disabilities, can and should be taught together in the same class and school is a highly prized myth. Focusing on inclusion rather than on appropriate instruction and on a continuum of alternative placements is illogical as well as illegal. It is also stressful for teachers, most of whom are unable to teach such a learning-diverse group of students in a single classroom and do it well. Responsible inclusion requires recognizing individual differences and being more concerned about appropriate, effective instruction than about where a student is taught.
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Accessibility (for Disabled), Student Diversity, Instructional Effectiveness, Individual Differences, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Misconceptions, Performance Factors
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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