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Disadvantages of inclusion and mainstreaming.

Studies show that there are many disadvantages to inclusion and mainstreaming for the special education student and may not be the best way to educate special education students. Many are not receiving the education they need to be successful due to mainstreaming and inclusion.

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According to Thompkins and Deloney (1995) inclusion is not appropriate for special education students because teachers of special education students place higher expectations on their students, the curriculum the special education teachers provide is more appropriate, small classes are more likely to provide the individualization that special education students need, regular education teachers feel it is more of a burden to have special education students in their classes and special education students do not get the services they need in regular education classrooms.

Tara (2009) states that student's with disruptive behavior disorders or pervasive ...

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