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How do you define inclusive education?
Inclusion is about asking what we need to do
to adapt the mainstream education setting
to meet the individual needs of students with disabilities.
What are the long-terms effects of inclusion at school?
Having students with and without disabilities in the same classroom
is an important step towards achieving inclusion in society.
If children with disabilities are sent to segregated schools,
they will be excluded from society when they are adults.
If children with disabilities are included in mainstream schools,
they will be most probably socially included as adults.
How can inclusion of students with intellectual disabilities at university be improved?
Together, they can examine:
- what the learning needs of students with intellectual disabilities are;
- what wishes students with intellectual disabilities have;
- what the university can offer to meet these needs and wishes.
What is the space allocated to the voice of students with intellectual disabilities in inclusion?
All students with disabilities should have a voice
in the planning of their education.
It is often assumed that students with intellectual disabilities
cannot represent themselves.
So, they are often excluded
from the discussion about education.
But they cannot learn
how to make choices and express their wishes
unless we give them the opportunities to do so.
What are the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis on education?
With schools closed, the use of online platforms and other tools of distance learning are very valuable resources.
But some students do not have adequate support at home.
So, they are at risk of losing out their education.
Do you think distance learning can be negative to the education experience of students with intellectual disabilities?
Distance learning is a very valuable resource.
But it cannot replace the experience of students being
in the same class together with their teachers.
Students with intellectual disabilities require one-to-one support.
It is difficult to provide this support through a computer screen.