A&HB 4020 Foundations of Bilingual Special Education
This course is a solid introduction to the field of special education with an added emphasis on its intersection with bilingual education. It engages students in the study of the nature, psycho-social, and educational needs of individuals across the educational lifespan with disabilities. Within this course we consider issues in special education from the historical philosophical, legal, cultural, linguistic, and ethical viewpoints, and the responsibilities of teachers and other professionals toward students with disabilities and their families. Additionally, the course offers an opportunity to analyze the research in bilingual education in relation to the complexity of the over- and under-representation of bilingual students in special education, issues in relation to differentiating cultural and linguistic-related learning variations from special education issues, and instructional implications (including assistive technology).