Philosophies Of Special Education

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Philosophy of Education/counseling Report

Education to me is when students and teachers come together in a format where teachers/counselors impart knowledge, process and procedures into a child’s life. This learning process begins at a very early age, which means it starts at home with regard to following directions and listening. This ensures that once the student gets to the actual building he or she knows how to act. Importantly, depending on the parents, they will already have an idea of what to do (vaguely) and what is expected. This means the basics ABC’s and 123’s are started at home and the teacher is presented with the opportunity to expand on this knowledge in many ways. How she expands on it will depend very much on the child
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Do I feel that we are doing what is necessary to help students excel and the answer is yes and no. I know that we cannot be discriminating when it comes to special education students. However, I have mixed feelings about special education students in the regular classroom. Depending on the students’ diagnosis and his/her ability to really benefit from the instruction of the teacher on their own makes a difference. When students are on the cusp of what we call normalcy or their impairments are highly visible having an individual aid singles them out to some extent. So I ask myself, what is the difference in being pulled out of the class for one on one instruction, instead of being the only one in the class with a direct aid. For example, if a student has ADD, ADHD, or BD or learning issues and the individual instructor has to redirect their attention or behavior continuously. This could be easily addressed and less disruptive during class if they were in a contained environment, but in some cases, depending on the school and the students it prompts unnecessary behavior from regular students, who have a habit of misbehaving. My thought is that it isn’t always beneficial when special education students mix with regular education students. If all they are going to pick up is more inappropriate behavior why bother. However, I feel our education system does a great job of teaching life skills to meet the …show more content…
Especially, with students who display learning problems early on, we need to reinforce reading, math skills, and as soon as we recognize there is the slightest problems with our children attack it. As for individuals who have learning impairments or any difficulty mastering educational skills, intervention should begin right away. If we focus on these issues during the younger years by the time students get to the secondary level learning issues would not be so massive. With that being said, assessment and development with regard to determining levels in education are very important. Especially when some students consider it better to drop out of school, rather than being laughed at because they read on a lower level or maybe the student is dyslexic and has no diagnosis yet. I am very fond of children being pulled out of the regular classroom for remedial services and being reintroduced after they have had the one on one attention they deserve. It seems as though, most of our public institutions teach to master the test, sense no child left behind has been at the forefront of establishing if teachers and administrators are doing the best job they can do. Subjecting administrators and teachers to being graded by how well students do on these tests and not looking at other elements of outcome in education is

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