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Inclusion and Special Education

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"Grading Exceptional Learners" and "Teaching Children with Challenging Behavior" from the February 2010 issue of Educational Leadership.

February 2010 Educational Leadership: Meeting Students Where They Are

ASCD's A Lexicon of Learning defines inclusion as:

The practice of educating all children in the same classroom, including children with physical, mental, and developmental disabilities. Inclusion classes often require a special assistant to the classroom teacher. In a fully inclusive school or classroom, all of the children follow the same schedules; everyone is involved in the same field trips, extracurricular activities, and assemblies.

The Lexicon defines special education as:

Educational programs for students who, because they have a disability of some kind, require special instructional help to reach their potential. This may include specially trained teachers, innovative technology or instructional materials, access to a resource room, or even external placement. The term sometimes (but not usually) includes programs for those considered gifted.


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