The Difference in Special Education Programs in the United States and the Third World Countries

The Department of Education in the Philippines is strengthening its policies for special education program in allowing special children who does not have the resources or access to a well deserved education because of financial disabilities of their parents. This is one good reason why people and the government should continue to support this program because the special children have the right to education equally as the normal children. Even though this group of people may not have the same skills that a normal child has, still they have a chance to experience school life which will nurture their skills and will make them capable of doing something good for themselves as well as for the people around them.

A lot of people with family members of a special child will keep them inside the house because of the fear that their child will be rejected in the society causing them more pain for them to see their family member being feared and being called names out in the streets by insensitive human beings. I can see a lot of difference when it comes to special children living in the first-world-countries. They usually have a good program for children with this kind of disability; they would even have social department visit their houses just to check on these kids, to ensure that they have been given the proper care by the parents. We know how it is in the US as well as other countries that has good budget for this departments that most of the third world countries point out as a reason why they sometimes will not be able to carry out this in their pursuit in helping these special set of people. The government of the 3rd -world-country blames it in their economic situation, but isn’t the first-world-counties experiencing crisis as well? We could then conclude that it depends on the want of the government to really focus on this, unless if they find this less seriously as a social matter.

Teachers who specialize in special education program nowadays have a lot of job opportunities abroad because this will give them greener Pasteur. In Asian countries, this Major as a course was not widely known before the 20th century. Now, even the smaller countries in Asia Pacific gives a lot of emphasis in educating their special ones because we are now much open to the idea of giving life to a real life that was once often regarded as useless creatures or pain-in-the-butts for their parents. After all, they did not ask to be born as they are. We all know that there are factors where we blame the mothers for the food they eat, and the things they do when they were pregnant. We also blame the genes for this misfortune. We should keep in mind that these groups of people are alive and they should have the well deserved so-called-LIFE!

Educating them is the best way to make them feel that they belong and a teacher who specializes in this field could help a lot in molding a special child into a great special child when she/he grows up.