Mainstreaming vs. Inclusion in Special Education


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Donny is currently mainstreamed in the general education classroom. Which of the following would you expect given his situation?

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1. Why are inclusion strategies used in special education?

2. You are a highly trained special education coordinator for a small elementary school. How should you view the use of mainstreaming and inclusion for your students with disabilities?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can utilize the quiz and worksheet, which are available at any time, to check your comprehension of mainstreaming vs. inclusion in regards to special education. Some topics you will be expected to know for the quiz are parts of mainstreaming and the type of students that should be placed in inclusion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Explore these resources to figure out how familiar you are with educational topics, such as:

  • Types of students that take advantage of inclusion and mainstreaming
  • Two class placements that put special educaton students into the general education classroom
  • Mainstreaming activities
  • Students with disabilities being placed into inclusion

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you comprehend the most important details from the lesson on mainstreaming and inclusion
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about special education
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast main topics, such as mainstreaming and inclusion

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Mainstreaming vs. Inclusion in Special Education was developed to assist you in reviewing more about these types of class placements. Some objectives that can be completed because of this lesson include:

  • Identify characteristics of inclusion
  • Review the benefits of mainstreaming
  • Differentiate between mainstreaming and inclusion
  • Determine when it is appropriate to utilize inclusion in the classroom setting