Benefits of Inclusive Education
The benefits of inclusive education are numerous for both students with and without disabilities.
Benefits of Inclusion for Students With Disabilities
Increased social initiations, relationships and networks
Peer role models for academic, social and behavior skills
Benefits of Inclusion for Students Without Disabilities
Increased appreciation and acceptance of individual differences
Increased understanding and acceptance of diversity
Respect for all people
Opportunities to master activities by practicing and teaching others
Greater academic outcomes
All students needs are better met, greater resources for everyone
There is not any research that shows any negative effects from inclusion done appropriately with the necessary supports and services for students to actively participate and achieve IEP goals.