Inclusion Education in the United States
“Inclusive education is a process where by the school systems, strategic plans, and policies adapt and change to include teaching strategies for a wider more diverse range of children and their families. Inclusive education implicitly means to identify a child’s learning style and adapt the classroom and teaching strategies to ensure high quality learning outcomes for all members of the class.” (Senese Inclusive Education)
Anyone familiar with education in the United States is very familiar with the concept of inclusion, and many of us have taught in inclusion classrooms. But how have we gotten from the 1972 Mills v. Board of Education decision that ruled children with disabilities could not be excluded from public schools to the current version of the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA)? Today’s infographic helps explain that.