Special Education Case Study - 1,788 words
Abstract The purpose of the field experience case study was to be enlightened by and involved with an individual with a severe and profound disability. Time spent in observance and interaction with the individuals case would familiarize the students with IEPs (Individual Educational Programs) or ISPs (Individual Service Plans). Also, involvement in the study should help in learning and dealing with functional objectives, data collection and analysis, and future planning for individuals with severe disabilities. The experience should offer opportunity to evaluate and learn specific teaching styles while applying and refining their own understanding. In order to gain permission to perform this ...
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The Other Sister - 1,899 words
The Other Sister, produced by Mario Iscovich and Alexandra Rose was a romantic comedy. The characters staring in this film were Carla Tate (Juliet Lewis), who was a slightly mentally challenged young woman. The overprotective mother Elizabeth, played by Diane Keaton. Carlas father was played by Tom Skerritt. Last, but certainly not least, there was Daniel, who was Carlas boyfriend (Giovanni Ribisis). Carla had spent years of her in a special education program at a private boarding school. This was a very hard decision for her parents to make. Her father was a drunk and did not know much of anything that was going on. Elizabeth, her mother, was the one who had made the decision to go ahead an ...
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Charter Schools - 1,326 words
Charter schools are nonsectarian public schools of choice that operate with freedom from many of the regulations that apply to traditional public schools. The "charter" establishing each such school is a performance contract detailing the school's mission, program, goals, students served, methods of assessment, and ways to measure success. The length of time for which charters are granted vary but most are granted for 3-5 years. At the end of the term, the body granting the charter may renew the school's contract. Charter schools are accountable to their sponsor (usually a state or local school board) to produce positive academic results and stick to the charter contract. The basic concept o ...
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Learning Diabilities - 1,110 words
... sts many evaluators is the childs ability to identify shapes, colors, and body parts. (Lamm 45) The final part of most of the informal testing techniques is to test the childs writing abilities. First the child is asked to write simple things such as his name, address, birthday, telephone number, etc. The smallest facts that would be considered the least important usually end up determining the childs placement. If his writing is extremely large or small, it is often an indication of an emotional problem. Questions about the family and the childs background may give the evaluator a good idea of what type of environment the child is growing up in. Often it is ascertained that ones environ ...
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Civil Rights Movement In Education - 944 words
The Civil Rights movement, during the 1960s and 1970s, created many changes for both American society and its schools. The transformations were the result of such movements as Bilingual Education, womens rights activity, and the passing of the Public Law 94-142 legislation. The incorporation of these new laws and ideas into society all came with their own consequences. Each of them helped, in some way, to lessen the inequality of minority groups in America, like students whose primary language was not English, women, and handicapped children. They also faced opposition by certain groups, who did not feel that their inclusion in American life was necessary. Those fighting for the minorities, ...
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Phonics In The Classroom - 991 words
Illiteracy is a crucial issue facing this nation. There are too many individuals who cannot read or write. According to the National Adult Literacy Survey, some 40 to 44 million of the 191 million adults in the United States demonstrate the lowest basic literacy skills and approximately 50 million adults have skills on the next higher level of proficiency. What is worse is that the next generation of illiterate adults is currently in classrooms across the nation. According to the latest reading results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) there are a large number of children who are falling through the cracks. Many do not even have a basic understanding of what they read ...
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Bilingual Education Vs English Only - 3,311 words
... components of other technologies. Regular linear video is most useful in developing listening skills and creating cultural awareness. Video with target language subtitles can also serve in developing reading skills. Video enables students to observe the dress, food, climate, and gestures of the target culture. When the power of a computer is added to video that is pressed onto a disc for instant access of sound, vision, and text, the resulting interactive videodisc system can provide practice in all of the language skills. Students skills in listening and reading as well as in writing and speaking can be greatly enhanced when these latter options are available on an interactive compact ...
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Public Schools Versus Private Schools - 1,058 words
Every parent wants what is best for their child. Though parents do not have control over everything in their child's development, education is one they do control. A person's education is one of the most important factors in determining whether or not they will become a productive member of society. Because education is so important, what kind of education is best? Whether or not a public or private school is best may be an issue worth addressing. The debate over which is better is a battle that has gone on since private schools were first introduced as an alternative. It seems most people are of the opinion that private schools are superior; the issue is simply if it is worth the money. How ...
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Inclusion - 333 words
Since the 1980's, more and more schools have begun to practice the technique of inclusion and mainstreaming in their classrooms. These practices involve the integration of special education students into regular education classrooms. This is an extremely controversial idea because it relates to educational and social values, as well as our sense of individual worth (Educational Resources). While full inclusion of all students into regular classrooms may not be beneficial to all, inclusion is a way of educating our students the must be practiced. Mainstreaming is a term used to refer to the selective placement of special education students into one or more "regular" classes. In order for a st ...
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Democracy - 2,412 words
... h a mind and a body. The oldest question of philosophy besides "What Am I?" is "What is Reality?" If we accept everything we see, then we have no unanswered question as to reality. But we still must deal with "What Am I?" Brahman is The Self, the immortal, the fearless. When one is sound asleep, composed, serene and knows no dream, that is the self. There are two terms that denotes The Self-Java and Atman. In Java it denotes the apparent self (not real), and in Atman it denotes the true self. Every person has a biological life in so long as our organs function. Your life will go on but you also have a psychological life-the life of your mind. It is possible to have one without the other. ...
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Whats Wrong - 876 words
What is wrong with American schools? Thats the million Dollar Question, or should I say the Multi-Billion Dollar Question. In the past, Americas solution to our abysmal public school situation has been to throw money at the problem. But that obviously isnt working. American students are consistently scoring less on standardized tests than other nations children. Personally, I believe the problems are more complex than a simple budget problem. The truth is, American culture is to blame. For some reason, American students are not raised with the desire for academic success that occurs in other countries. In Japan, students often commit suicide after doing poorly on college boards. In America, ...
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Inclusion In The Classroom - 1,303 words
Inclusion mainstreams physically, mentally, and multiply disabled children into regular classrooms. Back in the sixties and the seventies, disabled children were excluded all together from regular classrooms. Currently, the federal inclusion law, I.D.E.A. (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), addresses children whose handicaps range from autistic and very severe to mild (I.D.E.A. Law Page). From state to state the laws of inclusion vary. The laws may permit the special needs children to be in regular classrooms all day and for all subjects or for just one or two subjects (Vann 31). Other times the state laws allow those with special needs to have aids with them to help them in the r ...
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Why The Martin Luther King Jr Holiday Should Be Repealed - 5,133 words
... the FBI is out to get them. In some cases, where the people are criminals, they may be right. (For instance, Louis Farrakhan, who has threatened to lop off the heads of any undercover FBI agents in his organization in his speech Warning to the Government, is probably not rated too highly among FBI members.) There have been numerous attempts, recently, to defame the late J. Edgar Hoover-much of which borders on sheer insanity, the rest of which is an outright, licentious rumor-by leftist hatemongers. Why would they do that? It is quite simple: By attacking Hoover with their unproven, insipid jeremiads in an attempt to discredit him, they hope that all of his findings will be discredited ...
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Education In Tokyo - 1,725 words
Schooling in Japan emphasizes diligence, self-criticism and well organized study habits. The belief is ingrained in children that hard work and perseverance will yield success in life. Much of official school life is devoted to directly and indirectly teaching correct attitudes and moral values and developing character. At the same time, the academic achievement of Japanese students is extremely high by international standards. The majority of Japanese children begin their education with preschool, although it is not part of the official system. The official structure provides compulsory free schooling and a sound and balanced education to virtually all children from grade one to nine. Upper ...
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Legal Issues - 995 words
To me, the basis of the Fastback 317 is to emphasize the First and Fourth Amendments of the Unites States Constitution and how they apply to students in the educational environment. The cases referred to in the book are informative because they illustrate the boundaries for teachers and student boundaries both as an individual and as a citizen of the United States. In my opinion the case that holds the most significance for a teacher was the case of New Jersey v T.L.O. This dealt with the processes of search and seizure within the educational institute itself. T.L.O. set precedence that the Fourth Amendment rights do apply to students. This case also stated that school officials are not to a ...
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Legal Issues - 1,039 words
... for more than 10 days, which is a change in education placement that involves the EHA and the Rehabilitation Act. Schools that receive federal funding have additional requirements placed on them due to the enactment of Public Law 94-142, the Education of All Handicapped Children Act (EHA) in 1975. One of the major changes is that the handicapped child and his parents are to be notified of any change in the students educational placement. In the court case of Stuart v Nappi, the ruling was that the IEP team must meet to consider the childs need before an expulsion or the change of placement of the handicapped child takes place. In the Honig v Doe (1988), case the district court clarified ...
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Basic Psycology - 1,096 words
... w York: Basic Books. 1985 Gardner, H. : Multiple intelligences: The theory of practice. New York: Basic Books. 1993 Gardner, H. : Problem solving in the arts. J of Aesth Educ. 1971 5:93-114. Gardner, H., and Winner, E. : Artistry and aphasia. In: acquired aphasia. Sarno, M.e. New York: Academic Press. 1981 361-384. Gates, A.I., and Taylor, G.A. : The acquisition of motor control in writing by pre-school children. Teach Col Rec. (19230 24:459-469. Gazzaniga, M.S., and LeDoux, J.E. : The integrated mind. New York: Plenum Press. 1978 Georgopoulos, A.P., J. Ashe, N. Smyrnis, and M. Taira. 1992. Motor cortex and the coding of force. Science 256:1692-1695. Georgopoulos, A.P., J. Lurito, M. Pet ...
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Physical Education In High Schools - 1,069 words
My philosophy of physical education in the secondary setting deals with students becoming physically fit. Also, students learn how to communicate with others, especially in a team setting. My philosophy also holds in it different teaching methods. Methods that physical education teachers can use to get the most out of their students. With this philosophy of physical education I plan to use it toward becoming a good teacher. The major reason for having physical education in secondary schools is to lead the students toward a better lifestyle and to be physically fit. I have learned a book that I have studied five factors of a physical fit person. One factor is that a physically fit person "has ...
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School Systems - 879 words
Pros and Cons of Public and Private Education There are many educational choices for parents in todays society. A parent has the option to either send their child to a private or public institution. Florida participates in the school voucher program, which helps some parents afford to send their children to private schools. Ultimately the choice is up to the parents and there are many issues that must be evaluated in each school system to make the right decision for the students and the parents. There are several differences between public and private schools; the most obvious distinction is that private schools require tuitions. Other similarities and differences between the two school syst ...
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