Introduction Problem background Many children face big challenges because of the inclusive education, with a greater number from poorer countries failing to attend schools while the others from rich countries attending classes but ends up leaving unworthy qualifications (Ainscow, 2). Disabled students have the right to good education and feel free to interact with others in classrooms which help them to get rid of loneliness and therefore reducing the stresses. Research question From the research question, the argument is about the children with special needs having different teaching strategies from those of other students. Strategies on how to assess children with special needs should be different from that used on other students because different needy students have varying disabilities which calls for special attention. Assessing the children based on selection and ranking closes out the needy students because they cannot compete with the able students and as such they end up in stigmatization.
But the curriculum with nontraditional subjects has several effects. In her passage “An Army of one: Me” Jean Twenge discusses about self-esteem curriculum. Although the authorities who carry out these self-esteem programs promise that it will improve the future of the students, it is making the future of the student worse. In, “An Army of one: Me”, Twenge argues how schools conduct self-esteem programs and what kinds of effect do these programs have on children. Twenge says “Many school districts across the country have specific programs designed to increase children’s self-esteem, most of which actually build self-importance and narcissism” (765).
Schools worldwide are stressed to succeed on these standardized tests when they only measure a fraction of a student’s intelligence. Standardized testing must be discontinued because it negatively affects school curricula, students’ and instructors’ mentality, and fairness of the test for all students. National standardized testing is a requirement under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) which promises parents that: instructors will teach more efficiently, students will be motivated, and school systems will operate more productively (Nicolas 42). All of these promises are said to lead to better education for students, especially those who are raised within minority groups (Nicolas 45). The primary purpose of standardized tests is to evaluate students and show whether or not the standards of the standardized test was met in the school.
They claim children with a disability should receive equivalent access to public education and not be left behind because of an impairment. Many also dispute attempts should be made to develop tests to measure academic achievement. Aron and Loprest state “Reforming special education cannot be done in isolation; it requires integration with reforms being made in general education” (116). However, there are many problems the education system is going to face if children with a disability are integrated into standard classes. If children with disabilities are not isolated then behavioral problem... ... middle of paper ... ...nt tends to be extremely lower than the average student their age.
Schools exist to produce well educated youth that society will benefit from. From personal experience, ill-informed adults make for an unstable, rotten community. Schools hold a big responsibility. They should create a safe haven for students that creates a love for learning, and then also nurtures that same admiration for learning. Schools that students don’t feel safe in usually house students that aren’t interested in subjects that are being taught.
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Any diverse group of organisms will not respond identically to a standard test; some will respond positively, and some will respond negatively. The student population of the United States is an extremely varied group, and students will respond differently to the same "standard" test. The format of the current standardized test, all multiple-choice questions, does not allow for variables among the test takers. In fact, the test attempts to erase all the variables and create a uniform ... ... middle of paper ... ... a tedious process, but the change can have immense, positive effects for the future college student. The ACT and SAT that supposedly measure a student's learning potential through multiple-choice questions should be replaced by a test of a student's desire to learn determined through the analysis of essays, recommendation letters, and school or community involvement.
If we are hoping our students will be life-long learners, why would they continue learn in the grade-less post-graduation world? (Schwartz, 2011) Grades do motivate students to do better but, grades cause students to want to get a good grade instead of fully mastering the material. They look at school just trying to pass which promotes cheating on tests and homework. They also will choose the material that is the easiest and choose a class with a professor who doesn’t care to raise their GPA. School is supposed to be about learning and understanding new material to help gain knowledge and a new way of thinking.
While it may grant access to millions of children, this will only hurt them and our economy more due to insufficient funding of these schools. The children will get low quality education that will end up widening the Education Gap at the Top that Friedman addresses instead of closing it. UP will extinguish Friedman’s idea of CQ+PQ>IQ, by taking advantage of the children and shaping their minds the way they seem fit instead of allowing children to shape it themselves. Along with this, the new preschools will be created more as a drilling form of education, rather than a nourishing one. Sending children to school to be put under constant pressure of tests and cognitive learning that they are not yet mature enough for will have longer lasting effects on them than the actual schooling will.
The portfolio presentation of accepting and presenting a more overall student profile with more than sole reliance on the standard tests is a very probable solution. It requires a bit more work on the teacher and the student and then the government in order to be successful. Another issue with the NCLB is the funding where it is definitely hurting the students and the teachers. During the reform time, students are being affected because the can be a teacher shortage. There is also a resource shortage when funds are cut and the lower schools that have fewer funds to begin ... ... middle of paper ... ...hands on approach would help the students learn to excel in the necessary areas of expertise that the government is demanding.