THE ESSENCE OF TEACHING: ALL STUDENTS MATTER
RIZALYN M. CORTEZ
Inclusive Education is a learning environment where students with and without impairments are educated as peers. This method varies from traditional approaches to the education of disabled children, such as the special education (SPED) model used in the Philippines, which entails separating disabled children (CWDs) into different classrooms or schools. Teachers, parents, and politicians see Inclusive Education as a better method to ensure that children with and without disabilities reach their full educational potential. Inclusive education is the most effective strategy to ensure that all children have an equal opportunity to attend school, learn, and develop the skills they require to flourish. Inclusive education entails placing all pupils in the same classrooms and schools. It means real learning opportunities for groups who have traditionally been excluded – not only children with disabilities but speakers of minority languages. Inclusive systems value the unique contributions students of all backgrounds bring to the classroom and allow diverse groups to grow side by side to the benefit of all. Inclusive education will enable students of all backgrounds to learn and grow alongside the use of all. It means meaningful learning chances for historically excluded populations, such as children with impairments and speakers of minority languages. Inclusive systems recognize the unique contributions that students from varied backgrounds make to the classroom and allow diverse groups to thrive alongside one another for the benefit of everyone. Students from all backgrounds can study and flourish due to inclusive education.
Andres M. Luciano High School, San Pablo, Magalang, Pampanga— Cluster 1
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