The Other Side of Inclusion

TheOther Side of Inclusion


TheOther Side of Inclusion

Shouldwe really say, as it has always been known, that behind every cloud,there is a silver lining? Or we should actually change it into behindevery silver lining, there is a cloud? The contradiction of theaforementioned statement is clearly indicated in the article of ‘TheOther Side of Inclusion’ byWade A. Carpenter. Carpenter is talking not only about equality andinequality of inclusion, but he is explaining about discriminationand indiscrimination of inclusion as well. The article notes thatdiscrimination may or may not be an evil, depending on how it isdone. However, Carpenter says that indiscriminate inclusion may bringwith it an evil far worse, and he fears this will hurt disabled kids,probably even worse than their counterparts (Kids withoutdisabilities).

Inclusionhas brought with it more harm than good not only to kids but teachersas well. This is according to this article. Wade believes thatinclusion in schools should be after solving the problem of what todo for extreme cases that we encounter. He as well believes fullinclusion is the right thing to do, but teachers should be consideredwhen they display their frustration over classes full of kids withoutadequate support.

Carpentersays that in simple terms, it will be hard for inclusion to work ifthe society insists on including the victimizers as well as thevictims in the same place. He argues that equality as well associalization must go along with judgment and education and notreplacing them. In as much as the article does not support the factthat any child should be denied the benefits of our education, itargues that quite a number of these kids do not deserve the burdensof our contemporary practice of schooling