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The Power of Love
High Secondary School
Students with learning difficulties
The hero in our story is a male student who lives in Cumayeri a district of the province Düzce. The social-economical condition of his family is high and in addition to that, his relatives have donated some land for the school ground, hence the school was named by them.
Our character is detected and reported by the Guidance and Research Center as an integration student. In his report it is mentioned that he has a learning disability. According to that, special plans and teaching applications are prescripted to his educational institution. At the beginning of his high school education, he has great difficulties. Besides this, he has also problems with his classmates as they are humiliating him and forcing him. As a result of these problems, it is much harder for him to get used to school conditions and disciplinary issues. Despite of the support of his teachers, he gets a low average at the end of the 9th grade. In order to pass the subjects, he has to attend some make-up exams(OYS) and responsibility exams(SS). Again, with the help of his teachers, he will be convinced to attend these exams. He passes the exams and so the term. After passing the exams, he encounters a bigger problem. His high school provides a multi-program high school and he has to decide for an area of profession at the end of the 9th grade. There are four different areas at his high school: child development and education, information technologies, finance and accountancy and machine technology. Mainly, these areas are scientifically based. Which one will he choose? This issue is going to be discussed at the teachers’ assembly and this assemblage will be a turning point in his life. The teachers evaluate our hero but none of them sees him as suitable for any area. The reasons are that he will have problems in the class, won’t do his homework and won’t be able to success. Only the teacher from the machine technology area R.Ç is taking all the risks (the machine area is considered as a riskful) and accepts him. So, our hero is continuing at the machine technologies area. He has problems in the major area courses but his teacher is supporting him unconditionally and is the most important factor in this continuum. The teacher R.Ç says that showing love and supporting our hero ends in success. The supportive and constructive approach of the teacher have turned our hero into an successful student. If the teacher did not show such an approach, our hero probably wouldn’t be able to develop himself in a good way. Now, he graduated from school and got an certificate of honour and he is continuing his life with a profession.
These might be the reasons why the story is successful:
Correct manipulation for profession
Correct analysis of the student’s situation
Approaching communication and interaction in a way that is appropriate for the student.
The teacher’s attitudes and behaviors
The passion which the teacher has for his/her students
That the students can receive enough support
The realistic aims for the students
That the student has willing, as well
The situation of the student was taken seriously in the community of teachers and it is tried to make realistic judgment. A common work is conducted in order to detect the most appropriate field for the students. Moreover, there is a positive communication between the narrator and the field teacher. The teacher succeeded to make the student love himself and the teacher always approached to his student with passion. His teacher mentioned that he kissed his student’s sweaty forehead while working with the machines and didn’t even clean his mouth and hadn’t done it for anybody else. As a result of such kind of communication, our protagonist didn’t let anybody say something about his teacher.
Our country has seen the mixed education system applied in the educational institutions effective in our story. Thanks to the reports given by Rehberlik Araştırma Servisi, by planning the most appropriate education for the individuals, they are provided to have education with their relatives.
Like our protagonist, the number of the people who has special needs is so high that one cannot underrate it. Individualizing them and making them beneficial for both themselves and their community should be provided. If like our protagonist especially the people with problem in learning are approached with the same approaches and behaviors, success can be achieved. Despite all risks, they should be encouraged to achieve something by supporting with passion. In education phase, the teachers have a lot of responsibilities in terms of this matter. Teachers can reach the students by showing patient and passion to his/her students like the machinery teacher in our story.

20 December 2014

Final Partners’ meeting

The fourth partners’ meeting took place in Florence (IT) on 15 December 2014. The meeting had the objective to check the activities carried out since the third meeting of the project and share and assess the in progress results. A special focus has been dedicated to the presentation of the strategies to solve the case scenarios.