Deborah L. Tatum-Oakes
SPE-226 Educating the Exceptional Learner
Attitude, Legislation, and Litigation
In this essay I will be discussing the advantages and disadvantages of government involvement in the education system, and how the court cases from the past affect learners with disabilities in today’s world. I will also include my thoughts and theories on what I see happening in the future with government policies, and laws residing to the disabled in schools. I also want to include how I think this will help or hurt them in the education system, in terms of atmosphere, their rights for equal education, and if I see any progress being made that may be in danger of being lost in the future due to new laws and mandates being passed.
Over the course of history I’ve come to find in my studies that outlooks on life is often dictated by the court cases, and laws that are passed from them. In society most people need these laws and mandates to tell them how to function and use these guidelines to be productive members of society. In the United States we often pride ourselves on our democratic society that sometimes tries to find the balance that does not discriminate against any persons who are different from the norm. Although the American ideals of freedom and equality are often prevalent. The Civil Rights Movement opened countless doors for laws to be passed in today’s society regarding special education, and I feel without this movement equality may not have been achieved.
Positive and negative attitudes towards students with disabilities
The negative ideologies of people with disabilities in the past led to the institutionalisation of countless men, women, and children. All because people that have disabilities were misunderstood, some people thought they were worth the time to rehabilitate, but because the majority was against their ideas and believes they later gave up. The people who saw the disabled as a lost...