Inclusion and Special Education
Francisco, M.P.B., Hartman, M., & Wang, Y. (2020). Inclusion and special education. Education Sciences, 10, 1-17.
The authors discuss how societal perspectives influenced the special education movement. It aims to answer if special education and inclusion have achieved their goals for all individuals, especially those with disabilities. A review of historical trends, special education laws, and key constructs showed positive and negative aspects. Recommendations include that all stakeholders should have historical awareness and discriminative ability, in-depth comprehension of special education laws, and adapting the same definition, standards, and clear objectives in implementing inclusion programs. This article helps you to view diversity from another perspective – that of students with disabilities. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice affect many different people and can have a broad impact on education.