The Pros And Cons Of General Education

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According to the Encyclopedia of Children’s Health, special education refers to a range of educational and social services provided by the public school system and other educational institutions to individuals with disabilities who are between three and twenty-one years of age. Special education is the practice of educating students with special needs in a way that addresses their individual differences and needs. Common special needs include: learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, physical disabilities and developmental disabilities. General education is the standard curriculum presented without special teaching methods. By contrast, inclusion is about the children’s right to participate in education. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that a continuum of placement options be able to meet the needs of students with disabilities. Years of research have contributed to our knowledge of how to successfully include students with disabilities in general education classes. In my opinion, children who are differently abled should not be included in the general education classroom because of their level of learning, their need for special attention and need to feel comfortable. Children who are differently abled should be in an environment where learning is going at their pace and level. Teachers use a curriculum-based assessment to systematically assess their students'…show more content…
This is because, as stated above, they need to go at their own pace to assess information on their level, they need specially trained individuals who can give them the time and attention they require and they need to be around people and other similar students who understands them and who they can be themselves around. They need to feel comfortable and not worry about others bullying them or treating them as though they do not have

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