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    Vassar College
   
 
  Sep 22, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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EDUC 250 - Introduction to Special Education

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
This course explores the structure of special education from multiple viewpoints, including legislative, instructional, and from the vantage of those who have experience in it as students, teachers, therapists, parents, and other service providers. We tackle conceptual understandings of labeling, difference, and how individuals in schools negotiate the contexts in which “disability” comes in and out of focus. We raise for debate current issues in special education and disability studies such as inclusion, the overrepresentation of certain groups in special education and different instructional approaches. Erin McCloskey.

Prerequisite(s): EDUC 162  or EDUC 235 .

Two 75 minute periods.



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