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Running Head: FIELD EXPERIENCE B 1 Field Experience B: Current Special Education Issues and Policies Chelsee’ Sostand Grand Canyon University SPD-510 Instructor Dr. Jacobs February 20, 2019 Field Experience B
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Running Head: FIELD EXPERIENCE B 2 In the United States increasingly more children are being identified as needing special services (O’Conner et at., 2016). Due to this specific reason, more of these children are being in- cluded in the regular classroom environment, and as educators its imperative that we have a strong understanding of all the special education laws, in order to be an effective advocate for these children. As professionals working with students on a daily, it’s important that teachers are aware of legislation that impacts students’ eligibility for services (O’Conner et al., 2016). Having a lack knowledge for understanding fully the legal obligations and rights of special education laws, basically states that your poorly equipped in your profession and don't have the best inter- est for the student. This paper will discuss how my two interviewees address, the importance of understanding the special education policies and issues within their district, and how they seek and relay the new information regarding policies, legislation, and procedures to improve interac- tions with families, staff, and children. Descriptive Summary of Interviews I had the opportunity to interview an individual who held a leadership role as a certified special educator, and also a certified K-12 special education administrator. When asking both in- terviews how they stay current on special education issues and policies they both provided simi- lar and different answers. Ms. Barrow and Ms. Smith explained that she stays current by getting state and federal newsletters via emailed from the Department of Education. Ms. Smith included
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