Jordan Hamilton, Brittany Trexler, Robin Hernandez, Callie Clyde and Keith Owen
1. Names of group members who participated and a detailed description of
each group member’s participation (students with minimal participation
will not receive full credit for the debate).
Keith Owen and Jordan Hamilton read “Inclusion by Design,” by Charles and
Pamela-Lamar Dukes with Keith giving an introduction to the debate and Jordan
expanding upon his points. Callie Clyde read “„Blurring‟ of Special Education,” by
Douglas and Lynn S. Fuchs and Pamela Stecker and explained the point of deriving a
lesson plan specifically for students with a disability. Robin Hernandez read “Teachers
Working Together,” by Amy Lingo, Sally Barton-Arwood and Kristine Jolviette and
talked about the clash between general curriculum and special education teachers.
Finally, Brittany Trexler read “Golden of Providing Support,” by Julie Causton-
Theoharis and concluded the debate speaking about the effort educators go through in
an inclusive classroom.
2. Major points used from articles to support your group’s position.
From the article “Inclusion by Design,” the points we added in our position
against inclusion involved time, the teacher‟s attitudes and lesson planning. From the
article,” „Blurring‟ of Special Education,” the point we found was that special education
students need a individualized lesson plan to succeed and the teachers do not have the
time to give those students individual attention while also challenging the general education students. From the article, “Teachers Working Together,” we understood that
the special education and general education teachers clash and do not collaborate well
when planning assignments together. Differentiated instruction focuses on one student
and hinders the rest of the classroom. And finally, the last article, “Golden Rule of
Providing Support,” we believed that inclusion is invasive and draws undo attention to
the student and ostracizes them. This means that paraprofessionals, which can cause
unnecessary dependence on adults. There is a loss of personal control of their education.
3. Major counterpoints to your opponents’ arguments used by your group.
Those who are for inclusion believe that educators do not want the inclusive
classroom because they are “too lazy” to put forth the effort and dedicate themselves to
make the appropriate lesson plan necessary for each student. What these people do not
understand is that there is an exor