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Examination of historical and current trends in the treatment of individuals with disabilities including effects of discrimination, advocacy, litigation, legislation and economic considerations on educational services and community inclusion. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in Education and related areas, or Instructor permission.
Colby Kervick ()
Dates: May 19 - June 27, 2014; Online course; One on-campus meeting 5/19 from 4-9pm in Waterman 427A; Master's level students only, or instructor permission.
This course examines the legal and ethical issues embedded in the provision of special education services to individuals with disabilities and their families. The course addresses the historical treatment of people with disabilities from a service delivery model perspective. Significant legislation and court decisions will be addressed along with current special education legal requirements. Specific attention will be given to ways in which disability may be viewed as a form of diversity. Additionally, important frameworks and concepts including the Circle of Courage, social construction of disability, self-determination, inclusion, collaboration with diverse families and person-centered planning will be explored in-depth. The course will additionally embed understanding of these concepts within the framework of Vermont?s Educational Support System model. The course will be delivered in a hybrid format. Students will work collaboratively both in a face to face format as well as in online learning groups. Active engagement and participation regardless of learning platform is expected by all students.
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