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Current Topics In Special Education - Research I (EEC-610)

Semester: Fall 2020
Number: 0810-610-001
Instructor: Stephen Rubin
Days: Thursday 4:30 pm - 6:20 pm
Note: Hybrid Online/In-Person Class
Location: Garden City - Hagedorn Hall of Enterprise 213
Credits: 3

Formerly E D U 0801-780 On Campus Meeting Dates 9/3, 9/17, 10/1,
10/8, 11/12, 11/19

Course Materials: View Text Books

This seminar provides an opportunity to reflect upon those significant education issues and research findings that are in the news and of current interest to teachers. The topics will necessarily change to reflect what is contemporary and relevant, but will always be mindful of the needs of exceptional learners, current philosophical trends in education, and the needs of families and society. Students will be required to conduct research and/or fieldwork in educational settings.

Learning Goals:   B. PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES: based on the goals from the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education’s Conceptual FrameworkScholarship: Knowledge of library resources. A basic working knowledge of APA style (6th edition).Knowledge of current special education research trends. A working knowledge of research approaches and research methods. The skill to identify empirical and non-empirical literature. The skill to be a critical reader of research articles.An understanding of basic statistics. A knowledge of technical writing skills.Reflective Practice: An understanding of ethics in research.Social Justice: Develop an understanding and use of people-first language to reflect a respect for all individuals.Inclusive Community: Contribution to the field and society at large.C. REQUIRED TEXT

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