Dear Mark, Not only do I see you as a friend, but I look up to you and respect you as an educator. I am writing you this letter to discuss an issue that I know is an important one for the both of us: we hold children’s education in high regards. I believe that a child with special needs should be educated along side their typically developing peers, not segregated in a separate classroom with other children with special needs. It is their right to learn and socially interact with their peers. Inclusion of children with special needs in classrooms gives them the opportunity to flourish and learn basic life skills along with other children. All children learn important lessons from one another regardless of their skill level. I have a younger cousin who started preschool two years ago. At the time, his teachers believed he had a form of Autism, was falling behind the other children, and he needed to be placed in a “special education” classroom. He proceeded his education in a segregated room for children with special needs and actually ended up regressing. His parents ultimately chose to move him back into a typically developing preschool classroom where within a year, he had did a complete turn around and proved to be no different than any of his peers, even though he did indeed have Autism. He is now in Kindergarten and has improved his education tremendously. He is a contributing member of his classroom and part of a loving community of his peers. My college education has led me to strongly believe in inclusion for children with special needs into classrooms. Time has brought much progress and research in the field of childhood education that has ultimately lead to the rights of children with special needs. I completely respect your views as a long-serving educator and your standing on children with special needs in a typically developing classroom. I understand your belief that children with special needs should be educated in their own environment. Your experiences of children with special needs in your classroom have proven to be…
creative and rewarding life.
In this paper the major theoretical concepts and the basic tools of intervention used in the above mentioned therapeutic approaches will be discussed. This discussion is on attempt to illustrate any similarities of Rogerian and Freudian modules of psychotherapy. Issues, such as the role of the counselor/psychotherapist, the nature of the therapeutic relationship, the use of specific techniques and the evaluation of the therapeutic outcome, as perceived by the client…
Dear Mom and Dad,
Nearly twenty, loving years later, you know me. Interestingly enough, we both know twenty years later I am still getting to know myself—building character, exploring and finding things I love, and, by all means, things I do not care for. Certainly, with that, I understand this meant twenty years of worrying, stress, and headaches; stress for the future and stress for the present. During all of these times, nonetheless, comes with the good, and a fortunate sense of timeless hope…
There are a lot of issues that the American people care about, but when it comes to money, the issue that ignites a passionate and national debate is the federal minimum wage. The discussion has caused a national outbreak of protests from even the lowest skilled workers of the American economy. In 2009, the federal government decided to raise the minimum wage for first time in 47 years which according to government websites is at 7.25 per hour.…
March 28, 2014
Finding A Common Ground For Paying College Athletes
College Athletics has seen a large increase in the amount of audience that it draws along with a massive increase in the amount of revenue that it produces for each university. As the business of college sports continues to grow, so has the number of people that feel college athletes should be paid. Many people think that athletes should be compensated for the time and efforts that they put into…
In America we have certain rights that are entitled to us, as well as laws that we have to abide by. One of these laws is that you must be twenty-one in order to legally consume alcohol. This has been a reoccurring problem in our country for years on whether to lower the drinking age or keep it the same. I believe that lowering the drinking age to eighteen would be a responsible decision. I firmly believe that it will help our country and the people in it in the long run. In this…
In this easy I will compare and contrast two methods of treatment that may be used by a therapist when treating couples. I have chosen to compare Gestalt therapy and Person Centred Therapy.
“A non-interpretative psychotherapy which emphasises awareness and personal responsibility and adopts a holistic approach, giving equal emphasis to mind and body”. Ref; Gregory (2010).
Gestalt therapy is a phenomenological-existential therapy founded by Frederick…
For this essay I have been asked to Evaluate the claim that Person-Centred therapy offers the therapist all that he/she will need to treat clients.
In order to do this, I plan to firstly look at the theory of person-centred therapy, examining its roots and fundamental principles. Secondly, I will look at key criticisms of the model and evaluate the “weight” of such criticisms.
Underlying Theory of Person-Centred Counselling
The Person-Centred approach to counselling was pioneered by Carl Rogers…
15 April 2014
Comparing student learning: Traditional Learning vs. Online Learning
Which type of learning is better, traditional or online? As we all know, attending a college or university is nothing new. For the longest time the biggest issues for students were which school to attend and how to pay for it. However, with new and constant developments in modern technology these students are faced with a new problem: which type of learning is better, traditional…
Brian Thorne’s Spiritual Dimensions, Eugene Gendlin’s process of Focusing and Fritz Perls’ Gestalt Therapy will also be cited. The strengths and limitations of Rogers’ approach will be evaluated with an overall personal assessment concluding the essay.
Carl Ransom Rogers
Born: January 8th 1902 Illinois, Chicago.
Parents: Walter A. Rogers, Engineer.
Julia M. Cushing, housewife and devoted Christian.
Carl was the fourth of their six children. Educated in a religious vicarage, his upbringing…
a role in this equation. All factors should be
analyzed in a logical manner to add credibility to an academic argument.
Two common types of argument are Classic and Rogerian. How do the four elements of an
argument fit into these two styles? How do the three points of the rhetorical triangle fit into
Classic and Rogerian Arguments
Classic (Aristotelian) Argument
Classic or traditional argument is rooted in Greek philosophy and rhetoric. Aristotle believed
that every valid argument contained…