I was just reading bog entries about inclusion. Spicifically, they were discussing the issue of whether or not there were any benefits for regular ed students in an inclusion setting. One of the teachers stated that there were no benefits in inclusion, because there existed little or no real interaction between the 2 sub-groups. The blog had closed, and I wasn't able to participate, but I really would love to hear from my colleagues. By the way, I absolutely disagree with this teacher, but I have only been teaching inclusion for a year. Perhaps my views on the subject are unrealistic or too romantic?
In any event, here's my question:
In your opionion, how do the students benefit from an inclusion setting?