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Benefits of Inclusive Education
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Benefits of Inclusive Education

The benefits of inclusive education are numerous for both students with and without disabilities.

Benefits of Inclusion for Students With Disabilities

  1. Friendships

  2. Increased social initiations, relationships and networks

  3. Peer role models for academic, social and behavior skills

  4. Increased achievement of  IEP goals

  5. Greater access to general curriculum

  6. Enhanced skill acquisition and generalization

  7. Increased inclusion in future environments

  8. Greater opportunities for interactions

  9. Higher expectations

  10. Increased school staff collaboration

  11. Increased parent participation

  12. Families are more integrated into community

Benefits of Inclusion for Students Without Disabilities

  1. Meaningful friendships

  2. Increased appreciation and acceptance of individual differences

  3. Increased understanding and acceptance of diversity

  4. Respect for all people

  5. Prepares all students for adult life in an inclusive society

  6. Opportunities to master activities by practicing and teaching others

  7. Greater academic outcomes

  8. All students needs are better met, greater resources for everyone

There is not any research that shows any negative effects from  inclusion done appropriately with the necessary supports and services for students to actively participate and achieve IEP goals.


"Special education placement for students with disabilities has failed to demonstrate substantive advantages over regular classes despite lower teacher-pupil ratio and specialized teaching. Special Education has not proven to be academically and socially stronger than would regular class placement." (Bunch & Valeo, 1997)


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