This article starts off talking about different laws that have been introduced to promote inclusion. A cool fact stated in this article is how Canada was the first nation to include the rights of people with physical and mental disabilities in its Charter of Rights and Freedoms. This right was introduced in 1985. This should make Canadians proud, knowing we were the first to truly start equality.
Inclusion is where someone or something can become more welcomed. This article specifically talks about inclusion in schools. Inclusion has come a very far way in just a matter of decades. Most public schools welcome anyone that is a minority or no matter the disability. Everyone will receive the same education depending on their grade level. In the past, this was not the case. In the early 1900’s, people with disabilities were deemed to be unfit for anything to do with society and should be put in an institution. Starting at about the 1960’s to 1970’s there was a movement for people with disabilities. They began to receive normal rights and became integrated into society. Now legally, everyone can be a fully functional member of society.
One thing that puzzled me is how in the early 1900’s, people thought it was okay to simply ignore people with disabilities. These people are normal people who have feelings and things to contribute. Every people no matter if it is a physical or mental disability, they all have unique information everyone can learn from.
It is awesome we have come so far with inclusion but it still is not perfect. For example, if there is someone with a learning disability; they may be taken out of that classroom and be given special treatment. This may be better for their learning but it takes them away from their social life. For example in my school, students with learning disabilities would go with teacher assistants and learn with them. They would not be in the class with the rest of the grade. This is restricting them to only learning school subjects. There is so much more to learn by simply being in a social environment.