EDSE224Syllabus_Fall2006 - 1 SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY...

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1 SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION ********************************************************************** EDSE 224: METHODOLOGIES FOR SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNERS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION ********************************************************************** Fall 2006 Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Madigan Class: Thursdays 4:00-6:45, SH 230 E-mail: [email protected] Telephone: 408 924-3313 Office/Hours: Sweeney Hall 221- T 4:00 to 6:30, TR 1:00-3:30 or by appointment. Course Dates: 8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7 Final Due: 12/14 COLLEGE OF EDUCATION MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the College of Education at San Jose State University is to prepare educators who have the knowledge, skills, dispositions and ethics that ensure equity and excellence for all students in a culturally diverse, technologically complex, global community. DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION MISSION STATEMENT: The Department of Special Education prepares professionals to be competent in educating individuals with special needs from birth to adulthood across a variety of environments. We accomplish this goal in collaboration with faculty members from the Department of Teacher’s Education, and together we promote equity and excellence in our curricula for all our students. Course Description: This course examines the unique considerations and approaches to working with culturally and linguistically diverse students with special needs. The course is a discussion and application course emphasizing the teaching and learning of language skills and content in a second language. Through study, discussion sessions, and projects participants will become competent in effective and appropriate instruction for second language learners with and without disabilities. We will focus on legislation requirements, procedures, strategies, materials, and resources. Primarily, teachers and future teacher candidates will increase their repertoire of teaching learning strategies to assist these learners. This course is part of the Level I preparation for the Education Specialist
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2 Credential. It partially satisfies requirements set forth in Standards 10, 11, 12, 15, 17,19,20,22, 23, 25 of the Commission for Teacher Credentialing. Knowledge-Base: The theories and research underlying discussions and recommended practices proposed in this course have been extrapolated from the fields of child development, education, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and sociology. Critical to us is Lev Vygotsky’s (1978) sociolinguistic theory, which basically reminds us that children use language to organize their thinking as well as to learn and to communicate. Hence, our lesson planning must take this into consideration as we select or create learning opportunities for our second language learners. Prerequisites:
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