I first have to start off by saying that this reading was not as difficult to get through as I thought it would be. I never looked at Down Syndrome the way Kliewer argued or rather realized how the behavior and ability. This reminded me of the article we read by Oakes. How tracking students is so controversial and even our own class discussion about being separated by honors classes, EEP credits and college prep classes. Children begin to realize and compare themselves to others. In relation to the ability and behavior, students who are seen as having these behavior and ability problems are separated and not kept within a regular classroom. Biklen states, “success in life requires an ability to form relationships with others who make up the web of community.” The community at school is the entire makeup of al the students. It is all the learners, all the teachers and all the people who make up the community of the school. Though for some, controlling who is met and interacted with is not possible. Sometimes we meet people who are not going to be the best around, but learning to work together and finding ways to work and interact is all apart of being in the democracy of school in a community.
There’s a young boy in my swim lesson class who has Down Syndrome and he is a great
reading that describes various classrooms that have students with Down Syndrome and how the teachers work with the students, and also another link about Down Syndrome in the classroom and how many students learn and interact in class.