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Unformatted text preview: Department of Special Education Millersville University Spring 2008 Tuesday & Thursday 1:00 2:15 Stayer Hall Special Education 212.01 - Psychological Aspects of Individuals With Disabilities Prerequisites - SPED 101 Instructor Thomas J. Neuville, PhD Department of Special Education Stayer Hall 216 Millersville University, Millersville PA 717-871-4880 E- Mail address: Thomas.email@example.com Office Hours Monday 3:00 P.M. 5:00 P.M. Tuesday 9:30 A.M. 11:30 A.M. Thursday 9:30 A.M. 11:30 A.M. By Appointment Mission of the Special Education Department Prepare educators to facilitate an empowered and unified P-12 learning community to be successful in the world of people through respect, collaboration, mutuality and the realization of each individual gift. MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY Professional Education Unit Conceptual Framework - Abstract MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY Professional Education Unit Conceptual Framework - Abstract All members of the Millersville Universitys Professional Education Unit will create learning communities of inquiry and action, focus on students, and demonstrate exemplary professional practices. 1. Learning Communities of Inquiry and Action: We will engage in learning communities in which reflection, collaboration, lifelong learning, and habits of mind are developed and nurtured. 2. Focus on Students: We will balance knowledge and the principles and concepts delineated in professional and state standards with an appreciation of all students individuality, diversity, and cultures. 3. Exemplary Professional Practices: We will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of exemplary professionals. We will have strong competence in -1- 1 our content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge and skills as delineated in professional, state, and institutional standards. We will demonstrate professional dispositions or standards of conduct, will be supportive of students, families, and the school and community, and will serve as catalysts for positive and responsible change. To view the full text of the Conceptual Framework, visit the School of Education web page linked to Millersville Universitys web page. Catalog Description Psychological and sociological aspects of Individuals with disabilities are surveyed. Environmental and socio-cultural factors are emphasized and analyzed in relation to human adjustment and social roles. Coherent educational service recommendations and whole person assessment concepts are explored. The history of services, socially constructed definitions, and characteristics of the disability movement form a basis for understanding. Objectives A. Understand the differences of a categorical vs. non-categorical regulatory system....
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