Thursday, July 31, 2014

Equal Attention

We all believe that children have equal rights, responsibilities, status and opportunities but to understand the symbolic expression of the fact that two quantities are equal. We need to relate this expression with children at school. For example, early childhood education requires attention to maintain the expression in giving an equal opportunity to girls and boys from their critical ages and stages. In order to do that, schools need to keep in mind the following procedures;
·         Plan to give equal attention to boys and girls in the classrooms
·         Distribute and assign tasks equally for group and pair work
·         Ask questions to boys and girls equally
·         Form groups according to gender equality
·         Engage boys and girls for stage performances  
·         Educate parents to give equal attention to their daughters and sons at home
·         Encourage and highlight the importance of equal attention and its long term positive impact on the specific and general society.
So this approach to early childhood education can create equality among children and will increase their self esteem and confidence. It can also create a greater attachment to the teachers and the schools because the equal attention could reflect care, respect, love, attention and justice. If this happens, leading to a peaceful society wouldn’t be a dream for children from their early ages.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Importance of Special Education

Special education is the practice of educating students with special needs in a way that addresses their individual differences and needs. When children inter into a school, a day care center or a children’s resource center, it’s important for the teachers or educators to understand each child’s individual differences and needs.  Special education is viewed only as an education to the severe needs of special children but we need to understand that all the children are special in many ways. Some have minor specialty called developmental delays and few have severe kind of specialty. In order to understand children’s special needs, the school, individuals and institutions need to have the following approach;
·         Develop human capacity of educators, teachers and field support motivators so they can accommodate and support these children
·         The educators, teachers and field support motivators should have a close coordination with parents and communities to enhance awareness of special education
·         Policy makers and institutional leaders must develop a monitoring, support research mechanism for further learning and development
Keeping in view the importance of special education it seems significant to understand special needs of children but for that one needs to increase his/her knowledge, develop skills and moral attitude to educate the special children. When that happens, children’s developmental delays and other special needs can be improved.