Concepts of Inclusive Education: Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) is organized by Central Board of Secondary Education for aspirants having desire to join Central Government Schools such as NVS/ KVS/ Tibetan School etc as a Teacher. In spite of the enormity of the task, it is desirable to ensure that quality requirement for recruitment of teachers is not diluted at any cost. It is, therefore, necessary to ensure that persons recruited as teachers possess the essential aptitude and ability to meet the challenges of teaching at the primary and upper primary level. It is an All India level entrance exam conducted every year.
CTET Examination 2017 notification is expected to come in a few days. Many of the CTET Aspirants have started preparing for the same. Let us help them by explaining one of the most important topics i.e Inclusive Education
CTET Examination 2017: Concepts of Inclusive Education
Inclusive education is a classroom model where students with special needs are taught in classrooms alongside their general education peers. This model most often operates under a co-teaching strategy, in that the classroom has both a General Education and Special Education teacher. This approach is also often referred to as CTT (Collaborative Team Teaching) or ICT (Integrated Co-Teaching). The difference between inclusion classrooms and self-contained classrooms is that special needs students in inclusive classrooms are typically labeled as having mild to moderate disabilities, while students within self-contained classrooms are labeled as having severe/multiple disabilities.
What is Inclusive Education?
Inclusive education happens when children with and without disabilities participate and learn together in the same classes. Inclusion in education is an approach to educating students with special educational needs. Under the inclusion model, students with special needs spend most or all of their time with non-special needs students. Inclusion rejects the use of special schools or classrooms to separate students with disabilities from students without disabilities.
Principles of Inclusive Education
- Promote child-friendly learning by removing barriers to learning and participation
- Increasing learning and participation by developing cultures, policies and practices to include all students
- Safeguarding the interests of all students
- All students to have access to appropriate education which affords them the opportunity to achieve their potential
- Promote a supportive culture of learning that encourages collaboration and problem solving
Benefits of Inclusive Education
All children benefit from inclusive education. It allows them to:
- It fosters a culture of respect and belonging. It also provides the opportunity to learn about and accept individual differences.
- It provides all children with opportunities to develop friendships with one another. Friendships provide role models and opportunities for growth.
- Develop individual strengths and gifts, with high and appropriate expectations for each child.
- Work on individual goals while participating in the life of the classroom with other students their own age.
- Involve their parents in their education and in the activities of their local schools.
- Foster a school culture of respect and belonging. Inclusive education provides opportunities to learn about and accept individual differences, lessening the impact of harassment and bullying.
- Develop friendships with a wide variety of other children, each with their own individual needs and abilities.
- Positively affect both their school and community to appreciate diversity and inclusion on a broader level.
- All children are able to be part of their community and develop a sense of belonging and become better prepared for life in the community as children and adults.
- It provides better opportunities for learning. Children with varying abilities are often better motivated when they learn in classes surrounded by other children.
- The expectations of all the children are higher. Successful inclusion attempts to develop an individual’s strengths and gifts.
- It allows children to work on individual goals while being with other students their own age.
- It encourages the involvement of parents in the education of their children and the activities of their local schools.
Here we conclude our article on CTET Examination 2017: Inclusive Education. We hope this article will help you in preparing for your upcoming examination. Stay connected for more information regarding CTET Recruitment 2017.