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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 ***** fact that perceptions *****ten change ***** the focus here is on what has ********** happening recently when it ***** to th***** very important issue. There are several concerns that are involved, and there are also many good reasons to include special education students in general education *****. The pros and cons of the ***** will be addressed here and *****ed up w*****h information from the studies of current authors, as well ***** an interview that was conducted by the researcher regarding special ***** students.

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

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

***** the ***** that Mr. Como expressed, it is necessary now to turn toward an analys***** ***** what ***** authors are saying regarding inclusion of ***** education students in the general ***** classroom. The United States is ***** the

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