26-321 Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Communities

This course investigates the emerging body of knowledge about individuals with differential abilities. Students participate in a collaborative atmosphere while exploring historical and current special education law and policy; definition and identification procedures; trends in education, workplace and community environments; and their own personal philosophy of both special and regular education. Specific disabilities are discussed. This course explores and develops strategies used to promote both the academic and social success of all students including those with high or low incidence disabilities, ELL, gifted and talented, and at-risk students. [Cross-listed with 54-357: Teacher candidates will acquire an understanding and appreciation of diverse learners in today's classrooms. They will also develop a commitment to collaborative practices between special education and general education and how to utilize research-based instructional strategies that create learning communities for all students. Includes a five-hour clinical.]




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