Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC136211 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 卒業論文
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Study in Graduation Thesis
カワイ ノリムネ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 4th-Year,  Second Semester,  Second Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2nd) Inte
Lesson Style   Lesson Style
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Lecture oriented
Non-face-to-face (Teams will be used. Download the app on your personal computer and obtain your personal account prior to the first class.) 
Credits 4.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : Education
Eligible Students For students majoring in Speical Needs Education with a Special Needs Education Coordinator focus
Keywords Special education, Japanese Basic Act on Education and the School Education Law, the Basic Law for Persons with Disabilities, special education overseas 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Elementary School Teacher Education
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・In individual or group researches, being able to organize・plan educational research activities, carry out them effectively and clarify the meaning. (research ability)
・In the situation of presentation of research investigation and practical educational research, to be able to organize the presentation contents and crealy demonstrate the research results and one's oinions, and to be able to communicate with others and give constructive criticism each other (Presentation and communiation skills).

Special Support School Teacher Education
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・As an individual or in a group, being able to plan a research and conduct the research effectively based on the plan, and round up the results (Research skills and problem-solving skills).
・In individual or group research, being able to clarify the issue consciousness and continue workings to solve the issues, as well as to precisely understand the intention of critics, flexibly modify the contents and direction of the research and compile them. (the ability of carrying out research, self-correcting ability)
・In research presentation of individual or group research, being able to organize the presentation and inform clearly the results, as well as to constructively exchange opinions at questions and answers. (the ability of expressing and presenting) 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Analyze and observe trends, history, laws, concepts, and social backgrounds. Also, consider ideal ways of special needs education based on a new verson of the teaching guidelines. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1 Reasons for changes from special education to special needs education. (Comparison of laws)
Lesson 2 Special needs education in the world;  Anaysis and discussion of trends in Europe
Lesson 3 Special needs education in the world; the analysis and discussion of trends with a focus on international organizations
Lesson 4 Economic background of special education; focus on the relationship between the Warnock report and the new liberalism. Analyze and discuss their strategies
Lesson 5 Japan's trend of special education; analysis of political history since the special education era
Lesson 6 The relationship between the special needs education system and the School Education Law
Lesson 7 Trends in special needs education (about the relationship between disability-related laws and regulations of different ministries and agencies; the Disabled Persons Fundamental Law, disability basic measures, analysis of the disability measures)
Lesson 8 Analysis and discussion of points needed to be revised in teaching guidelines for special needs education  (general provision)
Lesson 9 Arrangement of the curriculum of special needs education 1: Focusing on the impact of the revision of teaching guidelines
Lesson 10: Arrangement of the special-needs education curriculum 2: practice and anaylsis
Lesson 11: Arrangement of the curriculum of special needs education 3: Anaysis of vocational education
Lesson 12: Analysis and discussion of the positioning of special needs education in the curriculum guidelines of normal education
Lesson 13: Anaysis of various forms of classes (universal design of classes, collaborative learning, etc)
Lesson 14: Challenges and prospects of special needs education: analysis and exchange ideas through group discussion
Lesson 15 Summary of lecture

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Preparation and
Conduct lessons with prospects of practice 
Grading Method Class participation and report assignments 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it The faculty member who have experiences of working at public schools and university in the United States as a speech-language pathologist introduces practical contents based on their experiences. 
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