Thank you Sara...perhaps it is time for all to hear our side of the story. There has to be some balance in this issue and after doing this for 16 years I have yet to see it....
BArbara in Texas
----- Original Message -----
From: Sara Scheid
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2001 7:55 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: MAINSTREAMING - INCLUSION
I have send this message to 20 Educational Lists.
Department of Education
Learning Disabilities Org of America
How do teachers in different parts of the US rate the success of inclusion
policies for all students?
I think a lot of teachers would like support and information on how
to improve the improper inclusion policies at their schools.
On the many educational lists
I belong to- too many teachers
are frustrated and not given the appropriate tools to handle inclusion
Too many special teachers(Art, Music, ,....)feel
their classes have become a dumping ground for the unmotivated and
behavior problem students that are not getting help. The class size MANY
TIMES is too large 30 + and many times no aides are provided.
The special teachers planning time is not adequate for inclusion.
Schools are not hiring enough
special ed. teachers, counselors and character education leaders to
provide proper education for all.
How have schools solved the above problem?
I see this as a Crisis in the
American School System.