Special Education And Educational Education Essay

1912 Words Aug 24th, 2016 8 Pages
Special education refers to the practice of educating students with special needs due to their physical disabilities, or learning difficulties. These disabilities include autism, speech impairment, development delay, vision impairment, and orthopedic impairment among others. Such students have special requirements which are difficult to be achieved within the normal classroom environment. The advancement seen in the sector of special education cannot be discussed without mentioning the main law, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which was has been active in providing funds to states to help in educating children with disabilities (Javier, 2005). This paper explores the field of special education by interviewing the special education director to respond to some questions in relation to the evolution of the legal system in special education, the legal framework for special needs students and regular students in private and public schools, the person responsible in monitoring the implementation and evaluation of IEPs in schools, and also the elements of the law that need refinement.
Undoubtedly, the legal system as it applies to special education has really evolved. According to the attorney, back in 60’s, handicapped children were highly discriminated and segregated from public schools, and they were unable to acquire education with their counterparts who are not suffering from the same condition. During that time, handicapped children were barred from…

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