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Should primary children with learning disabilities be taught in mainstream education?
In the UK more and more parents are finding themselves having to put their children who have learning disabilities into mainstream education, mainly because One of the main reasons for this is that the government have not got enough money to fund specialist schools or to train teachers to specialise in this area to look after children who have these learning disabilities Also the ones we have The existing specialist schools are already full and almost at breaking point. More and more classes around the UK have at least one or two children with a learning disability, and people are beginning to think about the effect they have on the class, the teachers and the child.
A class in which there are pupils with learning disabilities can be seen as an advantage. This is because children haven’t got a clear understanding of differences and knowing one of their peers has a learning disability can help the pupils have an understanding of their fellow peer and their disability. It can help the child to tolerate and accept those with learning disabilities. This in time will spread into the child developing an understanding of not just learning disabilities but other differences that set their future peers and colleagues apart from them. It will develop the child’s empathy towards their peers and this is a vital life skill.
For a child with learning disabilities being in a mainstream class will also benefit them. If the child is kept apart in their education they will grow up believing that life in the future for them is the same and everything that they do will be tailored to their abilities. However, having the child in a more diverse environment will help them be more prepared for life outside of a classroom. It pushes the boundaries of the child and because everyone is at different…...

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