Special Education and Civil Rights
When we look back at the history of special education we see such parallels between this and segregation. In fact, today’s special education legislation are based in the Civil Right’s movement just as women’s rights and others. There are roots of special education laws in those of the civil rights. One can make the argument that those with special needs were discriminated against because of the separation that occurred. Even though we have come a long way, there is still much work to be done to provide equal opportunities and to continue to provide support and instruction in the most appropriate classroom setting.
Based on your understanding, do you think that there will be full inclusion in the future?
Do you think all teachers will be trained with special /general education skills?