The learningabilities of the children in the classroom are not the same.Therefore, the teacher requires having skills that can attend to theparticular needs of the challenged child. The paper will give reasonswhy candidate teachers are required to undertake special needs courseby the state of Illinois education board.
Specialeducation is defined as different training and skills that help theteacher attend to particular challenges faced by the pupil with adisability. The parent is not supposed to pay for extras for thespecial education offered by the teachers. The disabilities includeintellectual impairment, emotional disturbances among many moreothers. The skills are essential to the teacher because they gain theskills required to address the challenges faced by the particularchildren. Furthermore, the teacher can detect and identify suchproblems (Berliner & Glass, 2014). Consequently, he/she candesign an education program that addresses the need of the challengedchild.
Essentially, thespecial needs trained teacher can create individualized teachingprograms that cover the interests of all the children in theclassroom. Other teachers lack such skills and do not know how tohandle students with special needs. A study shows the number ofchildren with disabilities in the state of Illinois constitutes 13%(Berliner & Glass, 2014). Therefore, there is a need to trainteachers with special needs so that they can handle cases ofdisability comfortably.
Moreover, thelearning of the children with disability is significantly improvedwhen they learn together with abled kids. In other words, segregatingdisabled children does not enhance their academic performance.
In conclusion,the Illinois Education board requires teacher candidates to undertakespecial needs education for the following reasons requires specialneeds. First, to ensure the teacher can tackle the specific need ofthe child by developing an individualized program. Secondly, it helpsto improve the integration of children with disabilities into normalclasses.
Berliner, D. C., & Glass, G. V. (Eds.). (2014). 50 mythsand lies that threaten America`s public schools: The real crisis ineducation. Teachers College Press.
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