Educational and Multicultural Issues in Special Education

Educational and Multicultural Issues in Special Education
Special education issues: multicultural, historical, and legal foundations.
 Hours3.0 Credit, Arr Lecture, Arr Lab
 PrerequisitesFBI fingerprint background clearance.
 ProgramsContaining CPSE 480
Course Outcomes

Learning of individuals


Differing ways of learning of individuals with exceptional learning needs including those from culturally diverse backgrounds and strategies for addressing these differences.

Learning environments

Ways to create learning environments that allow individuals to retain and appreciate their own and each others' respective language and cultural heritage.

Negative stereotypes of cultures

Ways specific cultures are negatively stereotyped.

Strategies used to cope

Strategies used by diverse populations to cope with a legacy of former and continuing racism.

Characteristics of culture and use of language

Characteristics of one's own culture and use of language and the ways in which these can differ from other cultures and uses of languages.

Behaving and communicating among cultures

Ways of behaving and communicating among cultures that can lead to misinterpretation and misunderstanding.

Mediate controversial intercultural issues


Mediate controversial intercultural issues among students within the learning environment in ways that enhance any culture, group, or person.

Interact with individuals from a different culture

Students will interact with individuals from a culture different than their own.