Nature Vs Nurture In Education Analysis

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Nature versus nurture in early childhood education has been an ongoing debate for a very long time. Presently we are not sure which human development works better, as both nurture and nature seem to be a vital importance in the role of human development. Nature can be defined as genetic inheritance or the genes in which a person inherits from both parents at the time of conception and carries throughout life, in contrast nurture can be defined as the different environmental factors to which a person is subjected from birth to death such as the neighborhood you grow up in, media and peer pressure. The scholarly article Back Talk: Nature vs. Nurture in Special Education by Susan Unok Marks, brings to light three assumptions that guide the practice …show more content…
Assumption number two states “students with disabilities should be grouped with other students with disabilities.” Grouping is criticized as “tracking” when applied to nondisabled students yet ironically it is accepted and practice to children with special needs. If teachers were to follow through with this second assumption and were to separate a child into a different classroom setting with easier objectives because of their disabilities they will later discover that the child could have learned the same rate and have better capability of learning in a class with their peers, and the teachers have now failed that student by making a dangerous assumption. Special education classrooms are very un-stimulating and un-interesting. Why put a child in a dull environment were educators baby each student with no hope of ever getting over, or learning how to work around their disability, when they can be in a positive uplifting one with peers, mirroring their friend’s actions, learning how to speak and corporate with others? Children learn best in groups that exhibit a range of skills and interest, and variety which creates stimulating environments. “When we think about education for children with disabilities, we favor the nature side of the nature-vs.-nurture …show more content…
This should be true for all students and not just calling out those with disabilities. There are kinesthetic learners, auditory learners, some students have to study multiple times in a day, some do not have to study at all, the point is that every child learns at a different rate within over different periods of times. Some will learn more and some will learn less, this factor should not be the determination of segregation, all students should be entitled to the same learning

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