Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Many children with serious learning difficulties or physical disabilities are excluded from mainstream classes and, in some cases, are sent to special schools so that they rarely come into contact with their "ordinary" peers. What is your opinion of this type of schooling?

Many children are mentally or physically disabled. For this reason, these children are excluded from traditional schools and they are sent to special schools to be educated. In my opinion, the children with serious mental disorders have to be sent to special schools. On the other side, I believe that the children who are physically challenged could be sent to traditional schools.

 Special schools are designed to ensure that students with mental disabilities will be educated effectively. In this kind of schools children are provided with an environment which allows them to develop friendships with similar children, so they will not feel add, due to the prejudice which grows into the school against children with disorders Also, the special education can include a range of support services which depend on the special educational needs of the students. In addition, the probability to fall prey to bullies is decreased. Another,benefit of special schools is that the children there can participate in games and activities and learn how to cooperate with other kids.

On the other hand, the physically-challenged children could be sent to traditional schools so as to be offered equal opportunities which most of the children enjoy today. Also, we must take into account that if the children with physical disabilities are sent to special schools, they will be deprived of the wide education which is offered in all of the children in traditional schools. Furthermore, in the special schools there is no opportunity for them to meet other "normal" children, who do not suffer from any health problems. Moreover, if the kids with physical disabilities go to special schools, they will not ever be possible to become part of our society, due to the fact that they will have been shielded from the real world.

In conclusion, I think that all the above make clear that the children with serious mental dificulties can cope better if they attend lessons in special schools, whereas the children with physical disabilities should enroll in traditional schools. This type of education could help these children to lead the quality life they deserve!

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