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This course provides students with advanced knowledge and understanding of inclusive and special education history, philosophy, policy and practice. The course will examine the historical development of inclusive and special education at global, regional and local levels. Philosophies and theories underpinning inclusive and special education policies and practices will be investigated. Students will research and critically evaluate aspects pertaining to current and past practices, theories and debates in the field.
Students completing this course will be able to:1. Understand and apply critical thinking to the history, philosophies and policies of inclusive and special education.2. Review and understand the literature relevant to particular issues and debates in relation to inclusive education theory, philosophy and practice3. Understand and critically evaluate discourses of disability and difference.4. Understand and critically evaluate pedagogical theories and practices in inclusive education.
Subject to approval of the Head of School
Weekly lectures will be online through Adobe Connect.
There is no required textbook for this course.
Domestic fee $1,884.00
International Postgraduate fees
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.
For further information see
School of Educational Studies and Leadership.