Special Education, Disabilities Studies, and Contemporary Art
Examines the history of special education in the American public education system as it relates to the field of art education. Explores what it means to be a student with a disability today. Helps students understand the ways society represents, constructs, or challenges ideas about disabilities through popular culture & contemporary art. Students study legal, social & cultural implications of having a disability in American schools today. Course covers how to 1) effectively integrate all students into the classroom, 2) identify the nature of their student’s disabilities as well as a range of strategies to help every student succeed in the art classroom. Students will look at current research into multiple intelligences & learning styles to discover how the arts (music, visual arts & dance), can allow access points for many students into the world of learning. Additional topics will include collaborating with general education teachers & use of the Individual Education Plan (IEP) as a teaching tool in the art classroom. Students will also learn to partner with the family, community, colleagues & students as create a differentiated & welcoming classroom environment for all students.
- Old Course Number: E92.2081