Cultural Reciprocity in Special Education
- 3 Credits
What is Cultural Reciprocity Special Education Course for Teachers?
Cultural Reciprocity Special Education Course is an online independent study course where students will learn about building family-professional relationships. Students will discover how special education is a culture in and of itself while understanding how special education law is in cultural conflict with specific minority groups, e.g. Asian, Hispanic, Native American. Students will engage with minority groups within their communities to understand conflicts that resonate with them and how to effectively develop community in meeting the needs of children with disabilities. The Council of Exceptional Children (CEC) Ethical Standards will be embedded throughout the course material.
What Will You Learn in This PD course?
In this professional development course, you'll learn to reflect on how introspection empowers professionals and parents to learn values of self and others. You'll also analyze how cultural assumptions are embedded in daily work as a special education professional. By the end of this course, you should be able to demonstrate how to negotiate collaboratively to address cultural concerns while adhering to special education law.
NOTE: Required textbook must be acquired separately.