The two readings given this week were very interesting in ways that, it gives me a broader outlook on how race effects a classroom. Whether if a student is being judged by his or her teacher according to race, or whether the entire educational system judges the student by social/cultural differences in a classroom, it all effects the child's learning ability. There will always be racism in my opinion, even if it's unconsciously. But, there are certain professions (such as an educator) in which racism should be fully unacceptable in the means of learning abilities and how it effects a human being in the future.
I will be expressing more of my thoughts in today's class along with describing my highlights in the reading and why certain statements stood out to me more than others.
I realized Racism is crucial issue about this question.
I was just thinking due to porverty and low social status caused that minorities are in a vicious circle in special needs poplulation.
Blcks and Hispanics were more likely to be palced in various categories of special education because some of the tests designed to determine a child's intelligence without considering their culture and language skills, which means if a child speaks another language, they get placed in special education.
Children who are placed in special education for the wrong reasons face disgrace that are difficult to overcome.
From a standpoint of trying to understand this issue from a cause and affect perspective, it might be helpful to first note that there need to be better definitions of "special ed" as there are many conditions and needs that vary according to student. If we are looking at under-priveleged populations giving birth to children with birth defects that cause mental retardation or other impaired functioning scenarios, it's possible that living in a ghetto-ized neighborhood with not many options to move on from there, parents of these children could be using hard drugs that are certainly accessible to them or also that the child was born with a physical or mental issue for no apparent reason. I'd be interested to also to research the connection between growing up amidst gang crime and in poverty to emotional issues and add ( also considered special ed )
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