DQ 1: As a teacher, you will have students with a variety of religious and cultural backgrounds. How would you ensure that a family’s specific religious beliefs are respected in the IEP process? Support your response, citing the “Statement on the Integration of Faith and Work.”
DQ 2: Read the scenario below:
Mrs. Peterman serves as the intervention specialist in autism spectrum disorder for a K-8 school. Mrs. Peterman was asked to focus on traveling to classrooms to provide support for her students and to work with students in her own classroom when deemed necessary. Kris is one of Mrs. Peterman’s students this year and spends his day in Mr. Lujano’s classroom, the only general education teacher in the sixth grade. Recently Mrs. Peterman made the decision to keep Kris with her for reading and math. Performance reports for Kris indicate he has average to low-average skills in both areas. Mrs. Peterman wants to keep Kris for these two core subjects because she does not approve of Mr. Lujano’s teaching techniques. What is the ethical dilemma presented? How should this dilemma be dealt with in order to promote respect and success for Kris as well as the teachers involved?