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EDAS 145 - Social Foundations of Special Education
Course Details

Course Code: 
EDAS 145

Credits:  3

Calendar Description:
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.

Date First Offered:  2010-09-01

Hours:
  • Total Hours: 45
  • Lecture Hours: 45
Total Weeks:  15

This course is offered online:  Yes

Pre-Requisites:
  • Acceptance into the program
  • HDEC 100 Essential Skills for Human Service Workers
  • EDAS 141A Interpersonal Communications
  • May be taken concurrently
Non-Course Pre-Requisites:  None

Co-Requisites:  None

Rearticulation Submission:  No

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
  • Labelling
  • 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%)

Grading Weight:
  • Assignments: 90 %
  • Participation: 10 %
Number of Assignments:  3

Nature of Participation:
  • Online postings/discussion
Writing Assignments:
  • Assignments include an education history paper
  • Summary and comparison/contrast of the education program
  • Visual summary of course.
Percentage of Individual Work:  100

Course Offered in Other Programs:  Yes

Other Programs:
  • Education Assistant Diploma
Text Books:
  • Required - N/A, Online Required Readings (list will be supplied by the instructor)
  • Optional - Barman, J., 1986, Transfer, Imposition or consensus? The Emergence of Educational Structures in Ninteenth-Century British Columbia (Detselig Enterprises, Calgary, AB)
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