Accomidating slow learner
A number of years ago, Kristina taught a Somali English language learner (ELL) named Samira who was dedicated, attentive, and friendly.Kristina thoroughly enjoyed teaching her as they worked on Samira's English skills.Kristina also remembers a student who was having significant struggles with learning; when his teacher met with the family and a bilingual interpreter, she was told that the boy had had a brain injury in his home country and that learning had always been difficult for him.There were no special supports available to him in his prior school, so his parents never thought to ask for them.Kristina felt discouraged every time she corrected her assignments because she realized that, despite her best efforts, Samira either wasn't able to do the assignment or she had copied someone else's work.
The ADA prohibits discrimination against children and adults with disabilities and applies to all public and most private schools and colleges, to testing entities, and to licensing authorities, regardless of federal funding.Most Americans assume that the low achievement of poor and minority children is bound up in the children themselves or their families. "The children don't try." "They have no place to study." "Their parents don't care." "Their culture does not value education." These and other excuses are regularly offered up to explain the achievement gap that separates poor and minority students from other young Americans. The fact is that we know how to educate poor and minority children of all kinds—racial, ethnic, and language—to high levels. Innovative second language education: Bilingual immersion programs. The Rehabilitation Act, most notably Section 504, prohibits discrimination against children and adults with disabilities.The Rehabilitation Act applies to public and private elementary and secondary schools and colleges that receive federal funding.