Read two opposing articles concerning whether children with special learning needs should be included in mainstream classrooms or if they should have separate special education classrooms. One author, Giangreco (2007) argues in favor of full inclusion in mainstream classrooms. Kauffman, McGee, and Brigham (2004) argue in favor of separate special education classrooms.
In the second discussion in this unit, you will be presenting your position, arguments, and supporting information on the issue, as well as participating in a debate.
For this assignment, write a 3–4 page paper (not including title and references pages) with your position and arguments that you will be presenting in the Unit 4 discussion, Debate on Inclusion in Education. Then, identify a counterargument from the opposing side (you can choose an argument from the debate or from the readings) and refute it with additional information from your source or sources.
1. Provide an overview of the inclusion in education issue.
2. Present your position.
3. Present at least two arguments that support your position and support them with information from scholarly sources.
4. Present at least one argument in support of the opposing position.
5. Refute that argument with scholarly information.
Use a minimum of two scholarly references to support your position, arguments, and rebuttal. Format your paper according to APA guidelines, including 1-inch margins, double-spacing throughout, Times New Roman 12-point font, a separate title page, and a separate references page. You may use the APA paper template provided in the Resources.
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