IDEA - The Extra Mile What is special education? Special...

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The Extra Mile What is special education? Special education is for students with disabilities and/or special needs. However, this program is not all bad for all students, but if done with malcontent manner, it can mess up these students permanently. Teaching these types of students is very challenging and rigorous work, but is very worth it if you can help the special education students succeed in life. Sometimes it goes as far as putting out an IEP (Individualized Education Program), which states to the school exactly what the student’s needs and goals and how they should be met, in particular with the standardized testing, in other words, free and appropriate education for children with disabilities. AN understanding of why this is able to occur now is all because of IDEA (Pardini). IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) is an act that was passed in order to have students with disabilities would get a fair and equal education despite their disabilities. None of this would have happened if it wasn’t for the Civil Rights Movement. During the Brown v. Board of Education (1954) court case, a realization was occurring with the students with disabilities because of what they see happening with the minorities at the time. The students with disabilities now want the same equal protection as others. Therefore in 1974, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (Public Law 94-142) was passed. This allowed for all students with any sort of disability to have the same education as any other student. This act was later sanctioned again in 1990 and 1997, revamped with name Individuals with Disabilities Education Act or better known as IDEA (Pardini).
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Disproportionality is when there is a definition put on a student by putting them into different categories, such as by race or gender. One example of it is within African- American students are more likely to be put in the special education program compared to non-African-American students. Unfortunately, this occurs because of someone’s
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course URBAN EDUC 298 taught by Professor Kynard during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.

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