Current Issues Summary and Response
As a future special education teacher one of my jobs will be to keep up-to-date on current issues in the education field and let my parents know about any helpful development on these current issues. It is important for teachers to keep tabs on new developments that could be useful to better their understanding of education as a whole. There are a plethora of current issues involving special education. These issues range from more controversial to less controversial. Some of the more controversial issues are the use of tests to place students into special education, how should we grade students with special needs and how to discipline a student who is in special education. At the other end of the spectrum there are some current issues that are less controversial but just as important to understand. This paper is going to focus on the more controversial issues such as the ones previously listed.
Disciplining students with students in special education
The Principal and Discipline with Special Education Students by Allan G. Osborne in 1998 explains how Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 1997 explains how to discipline students with special needs. Throughout the article, Osborne disciples the changes to IDEA in 1997 and how these adaptations dictate the way students with special needs are disciplined in schools. Osborne explains how IDEA 1997 was the first amendment to the law mentioning the disciplining students in special education. As a parent, I would find this article helpful because it explains what IDEA 1997 is and how my child in special education can be disciplined in school.
In chapter 14 in The Law and Special Education by Mitchell L. Yell explains the current laws and regulations on disciplining students in special education. Throughout the chapter Yell breaks down the different aspects of discipline in schools in regards to special education. Yell starts out...