Students will identify, select, and contract for ONE research project based upon personal interests or needs from a menu of options below. Students will identify the selected option for the personalized curriculum project no later than week 5 of the course. Menu items include:
- Option 1: Write a position paper on the topic of inclusion. The paper must be supported by current research (journal articles, professional advocacy groups, and other internet resources). A minimum of eight journal articles should be used to support your position. The findings should also be summarized within your paper and articles must be current (within the past five years). Paper should be no longer than 10 typewritten pages including title page and references. The student should use APA format which can be found on Blackboard.
- Option 2: Students will write a synthesis paper describing the theoretical, historical, and legal foundations of Early Intervention/ Early Childhood Special Education including current preferred practices. A minimum of six outside references should be used as well as course readings. Paper should be no longer than 10 typewritten pages including title page and references. The student should use APA format which can be found on Blackboard.