Theory, Policy, and Practice of Special Education: Implications for Educators and Advocates

Description: Lecture, three hours. Examination of issues of disability in K-12 schooling and social and historical contexts of special education policy, as well as its implementation. Focus on equity-related legal and policy issues in education, specifically those associated with disability, race, language, and gender and how these intersect. Consideration of landmark court decisions such as Brown versus Board of Education (1954) and Board of Education versus Rowley (1982), as well as key legislation such as Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). P/NP or letter grading.

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