Spec Ed 781 Advanced Studies in Special Education. Summer 2005 Dr. Chiang. Major Components of the Course. Understanding Current Special Education Issues Awareness of critical issues & implications Research one selected topic to share with the rest of class by Powerpoint presentation
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Rethinking Special Education for a New Century, May 2001(http://www.edexcellence.net) A New Era: Revitalizing Special Education for Children and Their Families, July, 2002 The Death of Special Education, January 2001 Learning Disabilities: Severity, Inclusion, and Complexity, October 2000 Redefining LD as Inadequate Response to Instruction: The Promise and Potential Problems, 2003 Responsiveness to General Education Instruction as the First Gate to LD Identification, 2003
Facts about LD
8 policy failures identified for special education:
5. Parents have perverse incentives, too.
8. It collides with standards-based reform, exempting many students (and indirectly educators/schools) from meeting state or district academic standards.
Six Principles for Special Ed Reform: