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Review of Current Literature on Inclusion of Special Education Students in General Education Classes

The literature that is available on special educati***** students and their inclusion into general education classrooms dates back a long way. However, for the purpose of th***** paper only ***** that comes from 2001 or newer will be discussed. This is due to the fact that perceptions often change ***** the focus here is on what has ********** happening recently when it comes to th***** very important issue. There are several concerns that are involved, and there are also many good reasons ***** include special education students in general ***** classrooms. The pros ***** cons of the ***** will be addressed here and ********** up w*****h *****formation from the studies ***** current authors, as well ***** an interview that was conducted by the researcher regarding special education students.

***** interview was done with Mr. Como, who is a third gr*****de teacher at the Camino School in Camino, California. He teaches general education, and was asked about his experiences and opinions when it comes to including special ***** ***** in***** the general education classroom. Although he does not have special ***** children in his classroom every year, he has had them ***** his ***** over the years that he ***** been teaching. In one case ***** discussed having a student in ***** class that ***** ***** a wheelch*****ir and had a full-time aide to assist him. He was some***** disheartened because this student was not really able to participate much with anything else that the ***** did. The level of participation that ***** ***** could actively engage in was the watching of videos when the class had *****m.

***** therapy ***** an ongoing issue throughout most of the day for this particular student and his aide and the other *****s were ***** distracted by it. It seemed in general that Mr. Como was unhappy ***** the ***** idea but ***** ***** t***** may come ***** the fact that he is nearing retirement ***** not entirely interested in new and innovative ideas. W*****ther or not this is completely accurate is simply a perception th*****t ***** gained during the interview and not anything that *****. Como specifically stated. However, his feeling in general that inclusion was not always a good option f***** students ***** come through qu*****e clearly. ***** ***** not necessarily mean, however, that inclusion is a bad choice for all ***** and all classrooms. **********, it appears that Mr. Como believed that ***** inclusion process depended strongly on what the special education child was able to do and whether the *****sues that he or she had to deal with on a daily basis would be distracting to *****s in the classroom (*****. Como, personal communication, February 3, 2005)..

From the ***** that Mr. Como expressed, it is necessary now ***** turn toward an *****alysis of what current authors ***** saying regarding inclusion of special education students in the ***** ***** classroom. The United States is not the


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