Presentation on theme: "ED3820: Foundations of Special Education Dr. Diana P. Sukhram"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Levin Institute & WWW.Globalization101.org ED3820: Foundations of Special EducationDr. Diana P. SukhramAssistant ProfessorChair-Exceptional Education and Learning DepartmentSUNY, College at Old WestburySpring, 2010
2 Globalization and Special Education Issues and implicationsClassroom dynamics, students/teachers interaction, unique learning stylesObservations and interview, recommendations for change
3 Learning Outcomes:To obtain a general understanding of the relatedness of global education and global citizenship on historical development and contemporary dilemmas and practices in the field of special education.To understand the field as an evolving and changing discipline in reference to globalization.To adopt a critical stance when using the special education knowledge base, with particular attention to diversity and social justice issues and its relevance to globalization.To nurture an appreciation of and respect for individuals with special needs, and professionals who serve them.To create a forum, where issues related to special education and globalization could be discussed and examined.To create a genuine interest in learning, acknowledging, and respecting the way in which different individuals approach the learning processes as is influenced by globalization.
4 Materials New briefs and articles on Global Education and Global Citizenship (Text)Guided discussion questions - ClassroomSummarizationIdentify and discuss issues and implicationsExplore the relevance to Special educationAdvantages and /or challengesObservation guidelines – In the FieldLog and journal reflection Connecting the readings/discussions to classroom practices attachments will be provided
5 Materials Written report and oral presentation rubrics - Students Open-ended interview questions - TeachersTeachers views/understanding of globalizationRelationship to the fieldIncorporation of globalization in classroom practicesWritten report and oral presentation rubrics - StudentsDescribe the experienceOverview of activitiesUnderstanding f globalization and special educationExploring the issues and implicationsDiscussion of findings and recommendations
6 Readings http://www.globalization101.org/issue_main/Global_Education. Public Education, Curriculum and Pedagogy Curriculum_PedagogyGlobal Education and Global Citizenship ucationCurriculums going Global within Ed K12 culumDifficulties implementing a Global Ed K12 Curriculum _k12_curriculumThe Charter School Movement choolsBrick and Mortar Models forced to compete in a Global Worlds ompeteTraditional Universities offer Virtual Realm _universities
7 ReadingsSocial Studies and the World: Teaching Global Perspectives Merryfield & Wilson (2005)Selected Readings: Pages 15-27The Many Dimensions of Global EducationTeaching Idea 6: The World in the ClassroomGlobal Education in Social Studies TodayThe Controversial Nature of Global EducationGlobal Education and Multicultural EducationCriticisms of Global EducationOur PerceptivitiesMulticultural and Global Education TogetherGlobalization and Global Education
8 Time Required Weekly discussion of assigned readings (news briefs and articles)20 hours of field work (classroom interaction; observation; interview)Oral presentations/discussion (presentations of the findings and recommendations)
9 Procedures Procedures by class sessions Prior to field placement: Introduce students to the topic of globalization through a discussion of the news brief and articles (students will be instructed to research and bring to class one article that addresses the issue of global education and global citizenship ) specific readings; discussion guideDistribute guidelines and requirements for project (Attachment of field work requirement and final product)Field placement/classroom interaction (students observations begins ) Students share observations and how the findings relate to the news brief and articles discussed in class Based on classroom interaction and observations as a class, students with construct teacher interview questions Field placement/classroom interaction (students conduct teacher interviews)Class discussion of the interview findings and how the information gathered connects with the observation findings Student write-up of the project (summary of activity; observation, and interview, their stance of global education and global citizenship in the special education classroom context, and recommendations Students oral class presentations /discussion
10 Assessments Participation in class readings and discussions Field placement activities (20 hrs)Final project and presentationsScoring rubric will be attached.