MAINSTREAMING AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION.
Inclusion of disabled students in mainstream physical education classes. Federal law and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Amendments of 1997. New challenges faced by physical educators regarding adapting activities for students with disabilities. Advantages and disadvantages of mainstreaming. Strategies tor creating a physical education program for special needs students.
Discusses the case of Beth B. v Clay, an Illinois case about special education placement. The Illinois statutes, and concept of the least restrictive environment (LRE). Legal reasons for the court's decision that the school district had not violated either IDEA or ADA.
Premature Children and Teaching Strategies
Discusses premature babies in terms of providing statistics about the problem, including gender, race, and ethnicity, and provides teaching strategies for the premature baby as a student.
Federal & state funding, assessment & testing, family systems approach, inclusion, discipline, future.
Minority and Multicultural Assessment: Ethical and Legal Issues
The following presents the topic of minority and multicultural assessment with associated ethical and legal issues. Standardized assessment, laws and ethics related to standardized testing, multicultural issues in testing, and effects of multicultural assessment are discussed.
DOWN SYNDROME STUDENTS.
Examines legalities of special education related to DS students, policy of inclusion in public education, needs & treatment of special students in general.
Practice & theory of integrating handicapped into regular classroom environment. Laws, purposes, curriculum, roles of teacher & students. Advantages & disadvantages.
Inclusion of Special Needs Students in Regular Classrooms
A lengthly literature review on the practice of mainstreaming disabled students. Reasons why inclusion of students with special needs in the regular school classroom and curriculum is a debated area in education. Issue of the legitimate educational needs of special needs students. Background of the problem. Strategies that support inclusion and the impact of inclusion on special needs students.
Social Welfare Policy Analysis
Provides a social welfare policy analysis using PL 94-142, the legislation that created assistance for handicapped students. Discusses funding, effects, inclusion, and the history of special education since PL 94-142 became law.