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MA Disability and Special Education

University of Leeds

Masters Degree , Uncategorised

Course Description

MA in Disability Studies and Special Education gives you the unique opportunity to study the various theories and research methodologies available to scholars and professionals working, or planning a career, in education and related services. The programme introduces you to a range of epistemological positions, theoretical perspectives and research tools, and considers competing views on educational policy and practice for disabled children and students. The MA provides a general overview that forms a firm foundation upon which you can consider and critically analyse specific disability and education issues within the context of educational policy, practice and research. The course highlights particular topics so you construct an understanding of key conceptual issues, and current developments in mainstream and special educations systems. The course also places particular emphasis on the recent trend towards mainstreaming and 'inclusion' within schools and colleges of further and higher education at the local, national and international levels and their implications for professionals and practitioners. The MA in Disability Studies and Special Education draws on the expertise of scholars and researchers based in the internationally renowned Centre for Disability Studies in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, and the School of Education. Compulsory modules: Debates on Disability Theory and Research Disability and Special Education Elective modules: You also choose one modules from the following list: SEN: Principles and Practice SEN: International Perspectives Finally, you choose two more modules from this list to complete your programme: Research Strategy and Design Social Policy, Politics and Disabled People Teaching Children with Learning Difficulties Disability and Development Evaluation Research Negotiated Study in Disability Studies Educational Leadership and Management in the Professions Contemporary Social Thought

MA in Disability Studies and Special Education gives you the unique opportunity to study the various theories and research methodologies available to scholars and professionals working, or planning a career, in education and related services. The programme introduces you to a range of epistemological positions, theoretical perspectives and research tools, and considers competing views on...

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