In times of inclusion and the increasing numbers of refugees, the diversity in learning abilities and language skills create numerous challenges for teachers who may not have experienced the same diversity themselves as students. The aim of this course is to present different strategies and methods to include students with specific learning difficulties in the English classroom and to balance the requirements of a mainstream classroom while meeting the needs of diverse pupils. The intention is to answer several questions about effective inclusive education. Firstly, it is argued that an understanding of the required qualifications of inclusive settings is necessary. Furthermore, it is felt that a clearer understanding of the strategies for inclusive education work is needed. Thirdly, it is important to get an overview of the significance of inclusive education to fulfil the conditions for successful inclusion. With this course, you will acquire additional educational skills, which will be a valuable asset in your teaching career and at the end you will be able to answer the two main questions in the context of inclusive education:
1. How can differences in the classroom be dealt with?
2. How can mainstream secondary schools be equipped and organised in order to meet the
needs of pupils with specific learning difficulties?
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