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Integration: Coming from the Outside

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Teachers in Australia use the terms 'integration' and 'inclusion' loosely. This article seeks to clarify the differences between the terms 'integration' and 'inclusion'. 'Inclusion' is just that - the student with the disability is not only present but participates in every activity in a regular class in their local school community. Integration, on the other hand, does not show this level of commitment - the student is an outsider who is expected to fit into the regular school. The author argues that curriculum and instructional techniques should be developed at the local school level (rather than using heavily centralised models). These will best meet the needs of all students within that school. (Tim Loreman is a lecturer in Special Education at Monash University, Victoria.) Keywords: Education, School age, Inclusion, Integration

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Author
Loreman, T
Source
Interaction Vol.13 No.1
Publisher
NCID
Publication Date
1 January 1999
Category
Unknown
Keywords
Education, School age, Inclusion, Integration
Origin
Australia

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