The Education Of Children With Disabilities

996 WordsJul 16, 20164 Pages
Introduction Through advocacy, the role of education in the lives of persons with disabilities has been high on the agenda over past years. Education can be considered as far reaching, for this reason many countries capitalize on education to improve its human resources, creating opportunities for elevation and sustainability. Thus, the education of children with disabilities has been a focal point of much discussion when considering ways of assisting these persons with overcoming a number of obstacles that they face. Students with exceptionalities are believed to have the potential to become relatively independent young men and women, with the ability to attain full community presence (Smith, 2010). The focus placed on this group of students has therefore become necessary, since children with disabilities are more likely to become lost in vigorous education systems. This continues to demand high performance with the frequent use of strategies such as drill and practice and high stakes testing (Education Resources Institute, 2007). These students are often at risk of being neglected by teachers who possibly become overburdened by the education system (Haury, 2001). Innovations, theories, technology, best practices and resources are just a few of the myriad of contributions that have led to transformations in education. This is with respect to the way in which education has been viewed, valued, administered and assessed. Around the world children have benefitted from these
Open Document