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Instructor Info:Gwen Bass
TA Info:Danny Risatti
Term: 2014S
Meeting Info: Monday Wednesday
09:00 AM - 10:20 AM Adele Simmons Hall (ASH) 111
09:00 AM - 10:20 AM Adele Simmons Hall (ASH) 111
Description: Schools operate on the idea that learners are "regular" or "special needs." This course examines these ideas, exploring topics related to a variety of learning differences including ADD and autism, as well as factors that influence a child's readiness to learn. With an emphasis on inclusion in schools, students will discuss the impact of current policies, laws, assessments, and practices on students who learn "typically" and on those who learn "differently." Students will consider adaptations to the learning environment, classroom structure, and approach to teaching that enable all children, regardless of their learning strengths and needs, to reach their potential and achieve meaningful goals. Students integrate their knowledge and further their practical understanding through a community engaged learning component.