I would have to say one major issue in education would be the debate on whether or not to put kids with intellectual disabilities in a classroom with general education learners. When I become a teacher I would love to be a preschool teacher in an inclusive classroom. I think kids with disabilities should be exposed to kids in a general education classroom at a young age. In a inclusive classroom all kids would be affected, but I believe they would be affected in a good way. They will all learn to communicate with one another . People are concerned that the children with intellectual disabilities will hold general education kids back, but I disagree. I think preschoolers should learn how to interact with different people and know that everyone is different in their own way. As a teacher I would make sure the general education children would learn what they need to know and I would work seperatly with the children with dissabilities. I would also create activites that they all could do as a class. I will also learn ways to adjust my classroom so that all children can benefit from it and learn everything they need to know. As a result of wanting to make my classroom as diverse as possible I do have a few questions:
What are some things I can do to accomidate children with different culture backrounds?
What should a child with a learning disability know by time they finish preschool?
What kind of equiptment will a child with a physical disability in my classroom need?