Disability Sciences in Japan University of Tsukuba
The lecture provides an overview on the current educational provision for children with disabilities and the challenges faced
The lecture provides an overview on the current educational provision for children with disabilities and the challenges faced in Japan. The characteristics will be highlighted through comparison with the situations in the U.S. and European countries.
By the end of the course, students will be able to
-Demonstrate an understanding of "special needs education (特別支援教育)" and the different between "special education (特殊教育)” . Also on the rationale behind the shift from special education to special needs education.
-Demonstrate an understanding of inclusive education and be able to explain the different approaches taken by different countries, including Japan.
-Discuss challenges pertaining to inclusive education and special needs education
Class participation (30%), Presentation & Report(70%)
Online Course Requirement
Lecture is conducted in English.
JTP. Details will be annouced.. G-course. Online(Asynchronous). Online(Synchronous) Students are expected to read through the given handouts and be prepared to participate in discussions
Site for Inquiry
Link to the syllabus provided by the university