Smith and Dowdy say, "Placing children with disabilities in general education classroom settings, without regard to individual needs, because it reflects current ideas about best practice, does not support the least restrictive environment concept nor the goal of providing appropriate educational programs for all children" Smith and Dowdy, The first student was Nathan, who struggled with phonemic awareness.
Afrocentric education is a way to smoothly enhance the teaching of African American children and as a mode of centering children in their own historical experiences This paper will discuss the history of special education during the twentieth century.
These court cases have given rights, protection, and opportunities to those with disabilities that were not readily available before.
In Florida the term Exceptional Student Education ESE is the name given to educational programs and services for students with special learning needs including those who have disabilities and those who are gifted Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Winter v13 i3 p 9. The difference comes into how they learn or how they need to be taught Place is important because it constrains what instruction can be offered, but it is a secondary consideration by logic and by law" Kauffman,p.
Undoubtedly, the reason why pursuing a PhD is the right decision for me, is because I enjoy what I do, I believe that helping is the key, and more importantly students are in need There are people with strong views and opinions on both sides of the debate.
What Will I Do with the Information This information along with my very, very limited but rewarding experiences teaching and educating students with disabilities will now increase my desire to learn all that I can about teaching these students.
There were a variety of different students with disabilities that caught my attention and inspired me to teach special education.