Educator in Canada advocates inclusion of students with disabilities

04/13/2012 | Western Star (Corner Brook, Newfoundland), The

The inclusion of students with disabilities in neighbourhood schools should be the norm, says educator Gordon Porter, director of Inclusive Education Initiatives in Canada. More training and support is needed for general-subject teachers working with students who have disabilities, and teacher assistants should spend more time as co-teachers in the classroom, he said. "We have to stop just talking about whether inclusion is a good idea and actually work on making it happen," Porter said.

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