Special-education teachers view schools as ecosystems

02/6/2012 | GothamSchools.org (New York)

Efforts to improve education should be focused on schools as ecosystems, where students of all abilities can learn in an environment that is supportive of their academic and other needs, write New York City special-education teachers Mark Anderson and William Johnson. Students should not be viewed as widgets, but rather as "vibrant, dynamic organisms," who will thrive in an environment that is not solely focused on an industrial, testing-centered approach to success, they write.

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