History of Special Education

1367 WordsJul 13, 20116 Pages
Abstract This paper will discuss the history of special education including a timeline of the significant events that happens in the history of special education. It would further discuss the laws associated with Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Furthermore, this paper will address the current and future challenges the laws have on special education. All children are created differently with different talents and abilities. Some are tall, others are short. Some are big, others are small. Not only are their physical attributes different, but children also adapt to different teaching styles. However, the differences among most students are reasonably minute and it allows for those children to be taught in a general…show more content…
The new rules were to supply a collection of regulations in which school districts are required to abide by when issuing an education to students with disabilities. In 1990, the Education for all Handicapped Children Act was changed to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This amendment allowed for several alterations to the previous law. An important change was the additional transition services for students with disabilities. At this point, school districts were mandated to view results and supporting children with disabilities in switching from high school to postsecondary life. Although the history of special education has come a long way, there are still many challenges with special education. Some of the current issues are feelings of isolation, lack of administrative support, too little time with students, and a teacher shortage. Recruiting talented teachers is imperative in order to provide a high quality programs necessary for students with disabilities. The design of special education in many schools leads to increased isolation. Teachers become isolated from the teams and collaborative structured models of education in the 21st century when they go in their classroom and shut their doors. Teachers of students with disabilities must also have the ability to connect to resources and
Open Document