Criticism of Inclusion Classroom

One of the most valid arguments in opposition to inclusion is the issue surrounding the training of general education teachers in meeting the needs of students with disabilities. Inclusion may seem to be an overwhelming approach, particularly to regular classroom teachers, who, in general, view their workload as already at a barely manageable limit. In order to meet the challenge of educating special needs children, regular classroom teachers need to adapt, change and develop strategies that will help meet the needs of not just individuals with disabilities, but all individuals. The problem is being able to take the time to develop these strategies without compromising the other responsibilities teachers have to run a successful learning environment. Although many teachers are willing to adapt homework, tests, and grading practices and find such adaptations helpful, many do not have the training necessary to make those adaptations.