Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Educational Sciences Educational Design for Teacher Educators Program
Lecture Code WNB71500 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 特別支援教育学特論
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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.) 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : Education
Eligible Students Master's students of Humanities and Social Sciences
Keywords Special needs education, school education act, basic act for the disabled persons, foreign special needs education
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
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Class Objectives
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Analyzes and considers historical/social background, philosophy and system of special needs education. Also, considers what classes of special needs education should be based on new curriculum guidelines.
Class Schedule Lesson 1 Reason of modification from special education to special needs education (focused on comparative institutional analysis)

Lesson 2 Worldwide special needs education;Analysis and discussion on the trends in US/Europe, etc.

Lesson 3 Worldwide special needs education;Analysis and discussion on the trends in international organizations

Lesson 4 Special needs education and it social and economic backgrounds;The relationship between Warnock Report and New Liberalism. Analyze and discuss on its strategies.

Lesson 5 Trends of special needs education in Japan;Analyze policy changes from the period of education for the handicapped.

Lesson 6 Relationship between special needs education system and relevant laws  such as School Education Acts.

Lesson 7 Trends of special needs education(Discuss and analyze relevant laws in other departments: Basic Act for the Disabled Persons, Basic Program for Persons with Disabilities, Plan for Persons with Disabilities)

Lesson 8 Discuss and analyze a revision of the curriculum in special needs education(General provisions)

Lesson 9 Curriculum for special needs education 1:Effect of changes in the curriculum

Lesson 10 Curriculum for special needs education 2:Case study

Lesson 11 Curriculum for special needs education 3:Vocational guidance

Lesson 12 Discuss and analyze the relationship of the curricula in general education and special needs education.

Lesson 13 Analyze types of lesson(universal designed lesson, cooperative learning, and jigsaw learning)

Lesson 14 Accommodations, modifications, and basic environmental adjustments

Lesson 15 Challenges and prospects of special needs education: Group discussions

Report submission required.
Text book: 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:これからの特別支援教育の役割』あいり出版

Additional handouts will also be provided.
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Class to be conducted, imaging its relationship with educational practice and the newer version of Japan's national curricula.
Grading Method Assessment by attendance and reports.  
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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