Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC130101 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 特別支援教育総論
Subject Name
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Introduction of Special Needs Education
チクリンジ タケシ,カワイ ノリムネ,ムラカミ リエ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Tues5-8:EDU L204
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
【More Details】
Lecture oriented/discussions/presentations by students 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : Education
Eligible Students Limited to Special Needs Education majors. Students majoring in other fields desiring to take this class require a teaching license.
Keywords Special needs education/Special-needs education school/Classes for special needs education.,Practical work experience 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
This is a compulsory subject in the special needs school teacher's license concerning the basic theory of special needs education. 
Criterion referenced
Special Support School Teacher Education
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Having knowledge and understanding of concepts, history, and regulations, which are required for engaging in special needs education. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
In order to deepen understanding of the special needs education, explain schools and classes of special needs education, their roles and concepts, and how classes are like. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1:Orientation (Chikurinji)
Lesson 2:Philosophy of special needs education, regulations and laws related to special needs education, history and infant students in special needs education (Chikurinji)
Lesson 3:Target and teaching content and methods of independent activities (Chikurinji)
Lesson 4:Educational activities at special needs schools: Education for people with vision disorders, auditory disorders(Chikurinji)
Lesson 5:Educational activities at special needs schools: Education for people with intellectual disabilities, physical handicaps, and delicacy of health (Chikurinji)
Lesson 6:Curriculum and teaching guidelines of special needs schools (Chikurinji)
Lesson 7: Goal and Contents of JIRITSUKATUDOU(Chikurinji)
Lesson 8:Midterm report (workshop-style discussion) (Chikurinji)
Lesson 9:Significance of an individual education support plan and how to create one (Chikurinji)
Lesson 10: Outline of special needs education in kindergarten, elementary and junior high schools (Chikurinji)
Lesson 11: The role of special needs education coordinator in elementary and junior high schools (Kawai)
Lesson 12: Overview of teaching in the Tsukyu class system (the resource class system) (Kawai)
Lesson 13: Collaborative learning and reasonable accommodation (Kawai)
Lesson 14: Attempts at classes designed for children with developmental disabilities (Kawai)
Lesson 15: Summary of lecture (Kawai)

Evaluation based on test 
特別支援教育総論: インクルーシブ時代の理論と実践(北大路書房)
Foundations in Special Needs Education: Theory and Practice towards a New Era of Inclusive Education (Kitaoji-Shobou)
This is an comprehensive textbook for students who are beginning to study Special Needs Education. Therefore, you need to purchase this textbook. 
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Materials will be distributed 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Summarize lectures from 1-7 at Lesson 8 
Grading Method Footage is used to visualize what students learn in class 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it One lecturer has worked at special needs schools, special needs classrooms, the board of education, and NISE, and the other lecturer has worked at public schools, university hospital, and university speech-language clinic in the United States. Based on these experiences, the lecturers will introduce the system and practice of special needs education. 
Message Examination to confirm basics of special needs education. 
Other The faculty member who have experiences of working at special needs schools, special needs classrooms at elementary schools and prefectural educational center, and prefectural school board (Chikurinji) and the faculty member who have experiences of working at public schools and university in the United States as a speech-language pathologist (Kawai) introduce practical contents based on their experiences. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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