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EDAS 145 - Social Foundations of Special Education

This course will outline the historical, legal and philosophical foundations of education in British Columbia. It will also explore the roles and responsibilities of the provincial government, schools districts, and local schools within British Columbia’s educational framework.

 

Credits:  3

 

Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)

 

Total Weeks:  15

 

Prerequisites:
Acceptance into the program
HDEC 100 Essential Skills for Human Service Workers
EDAS 141A Interpersonal Communications

May be taken concurrently

 

Non-Course Prerequisites: 
None

 

Co-Requisites: 

None

 

Course Content:
Themes:
- History of education
- Educational philosophies
- Roles and responsibilities within BC school system
Concepts:
- Government
- Systems theory
- Legislation and policy trends
- History of education
- History of special education
- Educational philosophies
- Inclusive education
- Funding and service delivery
- Roles and responsibilities
- Legal issues
- Service delivery models
- Labeling
- Historical treatment of people with disabilities
Skills:
- Think critically
- Synthesize information
- Apply theory to practice

 

Learning Outcomes:
The intention of this course is to familiarize students with the historical, legal and philosophical foundations of education in British Columbia.
A student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

- Use understanding of both current and historical policies, perspectives and philosophies to inform professional practice
A student who successfully completes this course will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Describe the legal and historical foundations of education in British Columbia
- Discuss the impact of current and historical educational philosophy on the delivery of education in British Columbia
- Explain the roles and responsibilities of the provincial government, schools districts and local schools within British Columbia’s educational framework

 

Grading System:  Letters

 

Passing Grade:  C (60%)

 

Percentage of Individual Work:  100

 

Text Books:

Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.

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