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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Special Course of Special Needs Education
Lecture Code YU10010 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 特別支援教育論
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Further Study in Special Needs Education
カワイ ノリムネ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Tues1-4:EDU L109
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Non-face-to-face (Teams will be used. Download all of these apps on your personal computer and obtain your personal account (if required by the apps) prior to the first meeting.)

Lecture oriented 
Credits 2.0 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
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Class Objectives
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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

Materials will be distributed. 
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(More Details) 落合俊郎・川合紀宗(編著)(2017)『地域共生社会の実現とインクルーシブ教育システムの構築』あいり出版
Other Materials will also be distributed. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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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 Based on the lecturer's experience as a speech-language pathologist in the U.S., the lecture will give students how the special education systems are different between Japan and the U.S., and how to work with students who have learning disabilities and other related disabilities. 
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Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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