Jews for Jesus In his first of what has become a long career of successful cases before the U. Supreme Court, Jay Sekulow won a unanimous victory for religious free speech rights. Jews for Jesus, a Messianic Jewish organization, engaged in a practice of Christian witnessing by passing out religious tracts to passersby at the Los Angeles International Airport. Sekulow approached this case from, what at the time was, a unique angle, arguing for the free speech rights of his clients instead of relying solely on the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.
Blazing a trail for inclusion Hero Blazing a trail for inclusion I never set out to be a trailblazer. When he was 3, he transitioned from Early Intervention therapy services to a half-day preschool program through our local school district, which provided speech, physical, and occupational therapy.
The following school year, Stephen switched elementary schools, and I began a Masters of Education degree with the goal of becoming a school guidance counselor. Not surprisingly, empirical research supports inclusive education as best practice for children with all types of disabilities in terms of reaching both academic and social goals.
However, when presenting evidence to our team, I stuck with those studies that supported academic improvement, as the concerns from our team were primarily focused on his level of comprehension.
In order to advocate for inclusion, parents have to truly understand the history, as well as the uphill battle that we have in front of us.
All over the country there is a debate as to whether individuals with disabilities should be educated in the classroom with their typically developing peers, or continue to be segregated in the educational setting. Infederal regulations were passed regarding the education of children with disabilities, which came to be known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Prior to this, public schools were not required to educate our children with disabilities. The mandate is vague in terms of what disabilities would be considered a barrier to education, leaving the determinations up to the local school districts McLeskey et al.
It is, of course, the vagueness of the LRE mandate that makes it difficult for families to achieve true inclusion for their children with disabilities. In fact, research indicates quite the opposite.
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Ina study was conducted in order to determine the effects on the academic performances of children who did not have IEPs. This study examined the academic performance differences between 35 general education students educated in an inclusive classroom, and general education students who were not in an inclusive classroom.
Achievement test scores and report cards were used to determine academic progress in the areas of reading, language arts, and mathematics.
Higher scores for SEN students The majority of the research focused on the impact of inclusion on the students with disabilities, including those on the Autism spectrum.
Seven of the fifteen participants in this study were educated in inclusive classrooms, spending 80 percent or more of their instructional day in general education. The results of this study show that the students who were educated in the inclusive settings had significantly higher scores on for academic achievement than did their non-included counterparts.
Standardized testing following the study demonstrated that the students in the inclusive classroom had higher scores on literacy testing, with no difference in mathematic scores.
Striving for full-time inclusion So let me get back to our story. The special education teacher who was assigned to teach our son that first year at the new school happened to be a inclusion advocate himself, and together, we were able to convince the rest of the team, and the school administrators to give Stephen a shot.
Of course, whenever I approach the team to increase his time in the regular education classroom, I have to remind them of how well he is doing, and how much he gets out of his time.This is the second piece in our series of posts about the Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program (IFP) and its alumni.
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The work of the EU in promoting mobility in education throughout Europe is a good model for education officials to study.