Education support is important in a variety of ways. It can be a tool to help a student overcome or work around a disability. Some examples include Peer mentoring, Intensive support, adaptations and accommodations.
Adaptations, accommodations, and modifications
Adaptations, accommodations, and modifications are educational support tools to help students with disabilities learn and overcome barriers. These supports may be provided on their own or in conjunction with instructional interventions. They are designed to increase individual assistance, improve student performance, and reinforce particular skills.
Adaptations are changes made in the curriculum, environment, or teaching methods to address the unique needs of a student with a disability. Accommodations are changes that are intended to enable a student to achieve his or her academic goals, and they are typically documented on an Individualized Education Plan.
Accommodations are the most common type of education support. They are physical or environmental changes in the classroom that provide a way for students to overcome obstacles. This can include reducing the number of test questions, providing notes, and increasing time for testing and assignments.
Modifications help a student overcome or work around the disability
For the classroom or at home buffs it is no secret that a person with a disability has to work around their limitations. To some degree we have to assume that the teacher or parent of a special needs student has a hand in their success, but how do we go about it? One of the most important aspects of this endeavor is to establish a positive relationship between the disabled child and the rest of the class. The resulting positive learning environment can lead to a higher quality of life for both student and teacher alike. In addition to the obvious classroom accommodations, students need to be introduced to the best teaching techniques and learning materials. Some of the best ways to accomplish this are by using small groups, integrating the student into the rest of the classroom and providing a plethora of opportunities for self directed study.
Peer mentoring is an evidence-based approach to support students. It has been suggested to increase engagement, retention rates and student satisfaction. Peer mentoring is a structured relationship between a mentor and a mentee. The mentor provides guidance, and the mentee gains insight into other cultures and lifestyles. In a peer mentoring program, the mentor and the mentee meet on a regular basis.
Peer mentoring helps students transition into higher education, while providing opportunities to build relationships and develop personal skills. This form of mentoring is not intended to solve all the problems a student faces. Instead, it gives students the opportunity to explore their feelings and develop self-awareness.
Peer mentoring programs typically target people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and women. Research has found that they can provide opportunities for capacity building and lasting friendships. Besides promoting a positive experience for the mentee, they can also offer referrals to resources and job assistance.
Intensive education support programs are a great way to support students in completing their high school diploma and enrolling in college. During the program, students receive in-depth assessments, academic tutoring, and academic support. They also have the chance to explore career training programs.
Intensive education support typically occurs in small group settings. These sessions are usually a few weeks long, but they can also be a series of one-day sessions. This type of intervention can include accelerated learning, interdisciplinary programs, enrichment activities, and remediation activities.
Intensive education support programs are designed for students who are not making meaningful gains in less restrictive classroom environments. The program also provides professional development and capacity building for school staff.
Academic instruction uses evidence-based strategies, and is based on a child’s Individualized Education Plan. Teachers work with students in small groups of three to five.
Educational support for areas most impacted by economic and social disruptions
The World Bank, UNICEF and UNESCO are not your average joes, but they have the finesse to make a splash. This is exemplified by a recent high-level meeting where they discussed their upcoming Global Education and Skills Summit. From the get go, the partners are on a mission to leverage their respective strengths and best practices to catalyze progress towards the twin pillars of a more prosperous future. As a result, the partners have come up with the most ambitious road map to date. In addition to the road map, the partners have also unveiled a suite of strategic research and innovation initiatives. These include the aforementioned WB, which is the oh so cheesy name given to the oh so cheesy monicker formerly known as a GIST.