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Unformatted text preview: E.S 375 - 001 and 002 Introduction to Education of Exceptional Children Spring 2009 Instructor Dr. Linda J, Gassaway 212 J Taylor Education Building Office Phone: 257-5220 Jf Email: 11ndQ,Q\lS.SowQWuk;:t,edu (email is better option for contact) , Course Blog: httP:lLeds3/5,blog:;poLcom! --~.~ Office Hours Tuesdays and Thursdays. 9:00-9:20, & 12:15-12:45 Other times by apPointment, Course Schedule and location Section 1 Tuesdays and Thursdays. 11:00 am-12:15 pm Room 231 Taylor Education Building Section 2 Tuesdays and Thursdays. 9:30 am-10:45 pm Room 231 Taylor Education Building C.urse 'escri,titn EDS 375 provides an overview of the nature of disabilities and special education services with a focus on these and other topics: Definitions and characteristiCS of exceptionalities; Programming and service delivery; Legal aspects of special education; Family matters; Various pOints of controversy related to special education; Examination of your own beliefs regarding current issues and trends In the field, Q.i!s$ Structure A combination of formats will be used throughout the term, These include but are not limited to: Lecture Problem-solving .. Discussion Hands-On Activity (individual and group) Student presentation Cou rse Goals Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: L Describe legal and ethical guidelines governing special education, including those related to referral, assessment, placement, and service. 2, Describe the role they can play in enhancing the education and lives of students with disabilities, 3. Examine and describe issues/trends that affect the quality of education afforded to students with disabilities. 4. Identify the primary characteristics of each category of disability and describe their impact on learning. 5. Provide operational definitions for each "category" of disability. Instructor's Expectations of the Student Full participation in each class seSSion. Completion of all aSSignments. On-time submission of all assignments, SuffiCient outside time spent on the course-work to meet the course objectives. Demonstrated effort toward excellence in class work, Collaboration with classmates as appropriate. Respect for and consideration of classmates. Enthusiasm toward profeSSional growth, exploration, and change. Studenti' Expectations of the Instructor Planned and organized class sessions. Demonstration of good instructional practices, Fair evaluation procedures (including constructive feedback). Creation of an environment in which Ideas may be openly shared and discussed, Timely retur" of graded assignments, Availability for questions and support, Performance Expectation Students are expected to be familiar with the'r Rig/Its and Responsibilities, particularly With regard to matters of academiC Integrity and the penalties for plagiarism/cheating. More information at: htlJlJ/W\I\"N. u htlJlJ/W\I\"N....
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