-Reflect on the readings you’ve done so far and consider how your understanding about special education/disability has grown, changed, or been challenged. Incorporate ideas/quotes from at least three texts.
-The purpose of this assignment is for you to engage meaningfully and deeply with the course readings as they become part of your growing knowledge base of what it means to work as a teacher in the field of special education.
-To help you think through how to reflect critically and connect to the readings, here are some questions to consider: What surprises you? What resonates? What concerns you? What confuses you? What challenges your prior knowledge or assumptions? What experiences have you had that connect with the texts? Where do you see these issues played out outside of the classroom? How might these theories or histories inform your teaching practice? How do issues of equity and justice play out?
-Deep and critical engagement with class readings/discussions, especially as they relate to theories/histories/goals of special education and inclusion.