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SPED 270 - Professional Issues and Problems


Semester Hours: 3
Spring
A critical examination of current issues in inclusion and special education. Topics include (but are not limited to) issues of controversy or of implementation in the public schools: collaboration; costs; discipline; discovery learning vs. direct instruction; diversity/over-referral/over-representation (cultural, ethnic, family income); grading; labels vs. delays (among under-10 children); pre-referral interventions; push-in vs. pull out for related services; technology in the classroom; and transition vs. higher learning standards. Extensive reading is required in advance of each class meeting, with classes devoted primarily to in-depth discussion of pros and cons and of issues of implementation in K-12 schools. Observations in local schools supplement study of the research literature.

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
Open to students in the Master of Arts program in special education  and to other graduate students with prior departmental approval.





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