Current Trends in Special Education


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How should instruction for children with disabilities in the general education classroom be designed?

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1. What philosophy guided the IDEA mandates?

2. Despite the passage of legislation and the efforts of thousands of school districts, inclusion remains a major challenge. What could be done to remove barriers to an inclusive learning environment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments will help you to evaluate your comprehension of current trends in special education. You will be quizzed on inclusion and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will evaluate you on:

  • Recalling the main values of inclusion
  • Explaining how instruction should be provided for children with disabilities in a general education classroom and how the IEP comes into play
  • Recalling the requirements of IDEA
  • Identifying how many students with disabilities are taught in a general education classroom
  • Identifying who inclusion helps
  • Distinguishing between IDEA and NCLB
  • Explaining how disabled children obtained their education before IDEA and NCLB

Skills Practiced

Take the opportunity to practice these skills while learning:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on current trends in special education
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding obstacles to inclusion and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the No Child Left Behind Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Additional Learning

To learn more about recent developments in special education, read over the supplementary lesson on Special Education's Current Trends. Use this lesson to help you with these objectives:

  • Understand and define the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • Define differentiated
  • Define and understand the No Child Left Behind Act
  • Understand the meaning of Individualized Education Plan and its purpose
  • Identify the meaning of Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) and what this means for students with disabilities
  • Understand the meaning of least restrictive environment (LRE) and the role that it plays in classroom placement
  • Recognize and identify the barriers to inclusion