from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Classroom or private instruction involving techniques, exercises, and subject matter designed for students whose learning needs cannot be met by a standard school curriculum.
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- n. Any of several educational services designed for students with learning difficulties, mental health problems, or other disabilities
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- n. education of physically or mentally handicapped children whose needs cannot be met in an ordinary classroom
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Pearl Curran, a woman of no special education or talents, operating a Ouija board, suddenly began to pour out works of remarkable literary skill and displayed a wise and witty personality superior to her ordinary self.
That's why last year, I proposed a new Service Scholarship program that will recruit top talent into the profession, and place these new teachers in overcrowded districts and struggling rural towns, or hard-to-staff subjects like special education in schools across the nation.
Squish-Squash was in special education -a sloppy beast of a boy with a hard case of autism.
To my undergraduate professors at Fitchburg State College in Massachusetts 1968–1972, some of whom recognized that—perhaps—I had the “soul” for special education and taught me the basics of the field that I love.
Parent groups have rallied and lobbied for special education funding, for safeguards on end-of-grade testing, for the use of accommodation strategies, and for summer school programs.
It was an experiment in what was then called mainstreaming, working developmentally disabled and other special education students into "normal" classes with their "normal" peers in the slim hope they would someday pass for "normal."
The pricier camps are often staffed by special education teachers, but that does not necessarily ensure quality, says Bloomgarden.