Given the situation below, include a specific description of the problem that needs resolution. Describes the target education environment. Explain the importance of resolving this issue; outlining specific collaborative approaches that can be utilized. Then provide a plan of action that a team could take. Provide at least three references from your textbook which address recommendations to use in resolving the issue. The length of the paper should not exceed 3 double spaced pages including textbook references. APA format must be followed. A grading rubric will be provided.
Third grader Joseph Smith’s parents want to increase the amount of time he spends in general education classes. Right now, he goes to art and music with his third grade peers, two days a week each. His parents also want him to receive all of his academic instruction in third grade general education classes. His current academic skills are below the first grade level. This has created a conflict with the school administration and prompted a call for an IEP meeting. Your educational team will have to plan how to resolve this issue before legal professionals become involved.
This assignment aligns with the Council for Exceptional Children’s (CEC) Professional Standards, specifically the following:
Standard #3: Curricular Content Knowledge—Put correct standards here
CC3.0 Beginning special education professional use kno
Description of the problem
Describes in detail the specific problem to be addressed.
Describes problem to be addressed but is not specific or detailed.
Fails to describe the problem and/or description is weak or flawed.
Describes the target environment
Describes in detail the specific target environment.
Describes target environment but is not specific or detailed.
Fails to describe the target environment and/or description is weak or flawed.
Thoroughly discusses the importance of resolving the issue; outlining specific collaborative approaches.
Discusses the importance of resolving the issue; but does not outline specific collaborative approaches.
Fails to discuss the importance of resolving the issue and/or discussion is weak or flawed.
Plan of Action
Describes in detail a specific plan of action to address the issued outlined. Identifies at least 4 major strategies in your action plan.
Describes in detail a specific plan of action to address the issued outlined. Identifies at least 3 major strategies in your action plan.
Fails to describe a specific plan of action and/or identifies less than 3 major strategies and/or strategies are weak or flawed.
Provides at least three references from your textbook. Response has no more than 2 grammar/spelling or APA errors.
Provides at least two references from your textbook. Response has no more than 3 grammar/spelling or APA errors.
Student provides no references from textbook. Response has 4 or more grammar/spelling or APA errors.