I interviewed three people, my mother, my father, and my friend, Makaila. My mother is an avid church goer that finds comfort in God and often spreads her joy and love to all that she encounters. My father is a disabled 60 year old that endures diabetes and it often affects his life. Makaila is wild and free spirit that believes in people not being complete idiots by discriminating people.
One of the biggest errors made in schooling today is placing a student who is an English Language Learner into special education because of errors made in interpreting language acquisition as a learning or language disability. There has been no single method that has proven to be fully effective when distinguishing between English language learning students and students with a learning disability. As a result, students can end up in classrooms or programs that are not suited for their needs and can hinder their educational achievement. It is important for teachers and schools to understand the process of acquiring a second language and to be able to recognize whether the student is really receiving an adequate opportunity to learn.
The first person I interviewed was Celeste Lashmett. Celeste was my high school track coach and had recently became a new parent in the last two years. AJ is two years and four months old right now. Celeste is currently living in Winchester Illinois with her husband Tim. Tim and Celeste have been married for the last five years. With AJ only being a little over two years old I would still consider them to be new parents. Tim works at Lincoln Land FS in Winchester and Celeste is the high school guidance counselor and also the high school track coach. The interview was done at the high school in Celeste’s office and Tim was not present.
Child abuse can be caused by many reasons. Some reasons include unrealistic expectation, lack of support, alcohol or drug abuse, and emotional disorders. People can go into parenthood with implausible expectations and they might be shocked at the measure of care and consideration that babies and youngsters require. This is especially valid for teen parents or immature adults. Oregon State University Extension Service brings up that they are angry of a kid who is handicapped or hard to deal with in light of the fact that he requires additional time and consideration than they anticipated. Guardians support groups,treatment
In many schools throughout the country, there are populations of students that have been pushed to the side, with their education thought of as just their specialized teachers’ responsibility. While this situation is changing for some students, such as those with disabilities and students who are lucky enough to have dual language immersion programs in their school, many students who are learning English are still struggling to access the same curriculum that everyone else in the school has a chance to learn. Guadalupe Valdés (2001) looked at the English as a Second Language (ESL) program at a school which she called Garden Middle School. Although Valdés completed this study over fifteen years ago, the experience that her focal students had
In the chapter “Bilingual and Bicultural Education for Deaf Children” learning English as a second language in schools was discussed and the criticism and benefits that come from it. I’m glad the Education Opportunity act talked about in this chapter includes the child developing a healthy identity and takes into account the psychological well-being of the child (295). There have been studies that suggest bilinguals have an advantage over monolinguals, and that they can analyze sentence structure better (297). It goes to show when given a fair chance, people can flourish. As mentioned in the previous chapter, the students were cognitively able, they just didn’t speak English. The idea of having a teacher who knows sign to teach deaf children English is amazing and I’m glad they tried to implement that in the classrooms. That was they
When humans are young, their world revolves around their parents or primary caregivers. Parents or caregivers are the primary source of safety, security, love, understanding, nurturance and support. Child abuse violates the trust at the core of a child’s relationship with the world. When the primary relationship is one of betrayal, a negative set of beliefs develops. Emotional abuse can also lead to overwhelming feelings of inadequacy and the need to overcompensate in order for a child to “prove their worth”. People know at a base level that everything a person experiences as a child affects them continuously throughout life, but there are those people who do not take this fact to heart and treat children as
Within the past ten years, the number of English Language Learners (ELLs) has doubled. An increase of more than 2 million ELL students in the U.S schools, left professionals within the field of education with no choice but to face the challenge of understanding cultural differences. In addition to this, educators must understand how these differences affect students’ language development, learning style, academic achievement and most importantly, his or her performance on standardized tests. These differences must be understood, valued and respected by all service providers, especially those who are involved in the decision making process concerning the placement of students in special educational programs. (Roseberry-McKibbin, 2014).
Children of various ages who face abuse either physically, emotionally, or sexually can scar a child for life. Many of these children who suffer from abuse deal with many emotions and struggle to communicate their feelings with others and can lead to anger and social problems and in so many of these cases children head down the path of delinquency. Abuse as a child can double the chances that the child will most likely grow – up as an individual who will participate in all types of crime. Child neglect or maltreatment is also link to juvenile delinquency and according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as stated in the National Bureau of Economic Research (2016) “Over a million children are victims of maltreatment annually.”
Children who are abused tend to have a lot of emotional and psychological problems. Some of these problems can be treated if taken care of immediately, but unfortunately for some children these issues progress in
I am a first grade Dual Language Spanish teacher in an urban district in the state of Connecticut. I teach Language Arts, Math, Science and Social studies in Spanish to my 23 homeroom students, 10 boys and 13 girls, and teach Spanish as a second language to 24 students that are in my Dual Language English partner’s classroom. In my homeroom more than half of the students are English Language Learners, and for many of them this is their first year in an American school. I also have 5 students with special needs. In my Spanish as a second language class I have English Language Learners, but there are no students with special needs.
I had the opportunity to interview Catherine Wilson, a Head Start teacher at Sault Tribe Early Childhood Programs, and Tammy Pinkoski who works as a
If a child speaks a different language than English, a teacher should attempt to learn a few words in their native language and begin to adapt colloquialisms to help support them both inside and outside the classroom. Make sure there are notices set up in multiple languages and when necessary use bilingual or multilingual staff to ensure nothing has been lost in translation. Basically, be sure to accommodate, respect, integrate and adapt to the students and families of individuals in the class who speak and communicate differently. I found the reminder that just because someone is struggling with English doesn’t mean they are not intelligent and able to communicate well in their native tongue. It’s always been a pet peeve of mine to see or hear people making fun of someone for struggling with English as their second language. Therefore, speaking louder or obnoxiously slow to help an individual understand you can come off as rude and disrespectful. It’s important to remember to be patient and understanding and to use the tools at your disposal to accurately communicate with parents who may or may not understand English
To begin with, even though these children expelotsiof lot of hardship, in their childhood, it can broaden their horizons, grant them with a grateful heart and most of all bring a family closer together. A situation like this can build up a child to be tolerant, compassionate and a mature role model for other children. However, in some cases, these positive traits can be
Unintentionally in some cultural settings the parents have a lack of understanding and fail to have the child evaluated because they see no future of development for them. In this instance, some children deal with verbal abuse