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Interview a Special Education Teacher and a Regular Education Teacher

HI! I have another assignment where I need to interview someone. I actually need the interview questions answered from a special education teacher and a regular education teacher. I am hoping that you can be my interviewee as both the special education teacher and the regular education teacher. The question that I need answered are below. I went ahead and copy and pasted the whole assignment so that you can see it. Thanks!

Interview a special educator and a regular educator of students with ID. Focus on addressing the following:

1. Issues relating to terminology, law, and identification of ID

2. Issues surrounding the definition and classification of students with ID

3. The impact of characteristics of ID on learning, social attitudes, and curricular needs

I also have to write a comparison essay with the viewpoint of both a regular education instructor and a special education instructor.

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I suppose the best approach to this is to just answer the 3 items as best I know, pointing out some of the differences between a regular ed and special ed teacher as appropriate. I will do this one combined posting, as these three items tend to blend together anyway.

ID refers to Intellectual disability. As a special education teacher, we are taught and trained to identify the special needs of ID students. Very few ID students will be in a regular ed classroom due to their unique needs. It is important to note that Intellectual Disability can also be referred to as mental retardation, and still is in many professional circles. In the education field, however, we are drilled to stay away from using the work 'retardation'. It would be very unlikely that you would ever hear a special education certified professional use the word 'retarded', but it may creep into the vocabulary of the regular ed teacher. Regular ed teachers can be sanctioned for using such terminology, so they need to be well versed in the unique needs of this student population.

A student with an intellectual disability basically is ...

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An interview for special education teachers and a regular education teachers are examined. The impact of characteristics of ID on learning, social attitudes and curricular needs are determined.