When you think about education, Special Education and Mainstream Education come to mind. This is because they are an important part of education in our school in the United States. Education is very important no matter if it's in the special education program or the mainstream program. Without education, people will not be able to find jobs. An education is a good thing to do because you can learn a lot of new things, and you can get a job and or go to college after you graduate from high school.
There are fifteen students in the special education classrooms. In the special education classroom, students will be able to use braille or audiobook versions of novels. Students have both a teacher and aides in the classroom with them. The students get to have one on one attention with either the teacher or the classroom aides. Being in a special education classroom can help the special needs student feel more confident while learning new lessons.
Special Education classrooms and Mainstream Education classrooms are two different sizes. There are nearly thirty students in the mainstream education classrooms. Mainstream classrooms are larger than the special education classrooms. Braille and audiobooks are not used in the mainstream education classrooms. Students only have one teacher and no aides in the classroom with them.
An Individualized Education Plan as known as (IEP) is a written plan that's used for a special education classroom and it's designed to meet a student's learning needs. An IEP can accommodate students with disabilities so that they can experience the same learning opportunities as the mainstream students. Case managers work on the disabled students' IEP's and then then teacher and case manager discuss with the students and their parents. Students have IEP meeting each year for four years in high school until they graduate and they have the time taken out of the classroom to go to IEP meetings. IEPs are a good thing for students with disabilities so that they can do better in school whether they're placed in a special education class or a mainstream class.
Students that are in mainstream education do not have IEPs. Students that are mainstreamed don't have the time taken out of the classroom to go to IEP meetings. In the mainstream education, the students don't have IEP meetings with their parents, case manager, and their teachers at all. Students don't have IEPs made up for them in high school.
Whether we deal with behavior in a special education classroom or in a mainstream education, we can help each and every student manage behavior while they're learning in their classrooms. Any student can have either an easy time with behaviors in the classroom or they can have a hard time with behaviors in the classroom. Students in special education tend to feel depressed, stressed out, emotional, frustrated, and confused. Students feel stressed out and confused because they have a hard time understanding new lessons. They don't feel challenged enough in the classroom because they have never experienced being in the mainstream classroom and they have never been mainstreamed in either Math, Science, History, or English and they get classwork that is easier for them to understand.
Students know all about the behaviors in mainstream education. The students that are in special education would have a hard time knowing what the behaviors in the classroom are about. Students can grasp the information easier and they understand their lessons very well. They're very organized with their schoolwork and their comprehension skills are really good. The students get more challenged in the classroom than the students that are in special education.
I started school and I began the special education program when I was three years old and I attended Whiting School, which is a special needs school because I was learning how to talk at the age of three and I was around two teachers, aides and other special needs students until I was in the first grade. When I was in second grade at seven years old, I attended Ridgeway Elementary School until I was in the fifth grade at twelve years old and I was around disabled students and non-disabled students. In middle school, I was in one classroom for all four subjects and I was around other disabled students and we had one teacher for all four subjects and we had an aide in the classroom with us. When I was in high school, I had different teachers for different subjects in different classrooms but we also had aides in the classrooms with us. I have fifteen years' experience of being in special education and eighteen years' experience of being around kids with special needs and it was the best experience of my life.
I started the mainstream education program when I was in the eighth grade and it was the worst experience of my life all because of my math teacher who made me feel dumb and because I had no experience in a mainstream class before I was in the eighth grade. When I was in the tenth grade, I was mainstreamed in English and I got to learn about The Crucible, Of Mice and Men, and novels by Edgar Allan Poe and it was the best experience of my life all because of the teacher that I had in the tenth grade was the teacher that I had in the ninth grade. In the eleventh grade, I was mainstreamed in English, Math, and History and it was a good experience, considering that I got a B minus in English, a C minus in Math, and an A in History. When I was in the twelfth grade, I was mainstreamed in English and History, considering that I got A's for both subjects at the end of the year. I have four years' experience in mainstream education and my experience in mainstream education in high school was better than my experience in mainstream education in middle school.
An education can make a lot student smarter if they learn in their classes and study for all of the tests that they have to take in school. A good education is better than no education. A good education can lead to a good career in the future. Education is the most important thing in a person's life. In conclusion, the mainstream students and the special education students can have an equal but different education no matter what other people say because there is a lot of disability decimation going on in some schools and it should stop so that non-disabled students and disabled students can get the education that they need in order to succeed later on in life.