Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Setting The Direction Framework:Government Of Alberta Response

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.,Ward A, Edmonton Public School Trustee Candidate, #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

June XVth, MMX

Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud

Dear David:

The way I analyze this document, it appears you are not setting aside enough resources IV disabled students. Its almost as if a forced integration of disabled students into classrooms is helping. I categorically & vociferously disagree with this decision. All disabled students learn at different paces. If they are brought fully into regular class settings, the non-disabled students will suffer from a lack of teacher attention.

To me it not about inclusiveness or exclusiveness. But if a wheelchair bound child is scared II IV instance be around non-disabled folks, would it not make sense to tutor them at home? Either in person &/or in correspondence/online sessions?



Source: "Setting The Direction Framework": Government Of Alberta Response.

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