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Douglas A. Cheney
EDSPE 546
Seattle Campus

Seminar in Educating Children with Behavior Disorders

Advanced-level seminars focus on contemporary research topics relating to the effective education of children with serious behavior disorders. Students analyze and review research pertinent to the chosen topics and prepare a scholarly manuscript for dissemination. Offered: W.

Class description

Course Description: This course is designed as a doctoral level seminar on theory and research regarding the social development, competence, and difficulties of children and youth with disabilities. Participants in the seminar will expected to read broadly and extensively in the literature regarding assessment, prevention, and intervention research on students with or at risk of disabilities. We will begin by identifying key issues in the research literature regarding social competence, reading about those issues, and identifying benefical areas to conduct research. Students will then write a literature review regarding a key issue and generate research questions for a proposal. In the second phase of the course, we will pay particular attention to current research designs for studying social competence. Students will then complete the course by preparing a proposal that is suitable for submission to the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) at the US Department of Education (DOE). Students completing the course will have a working knowledge of current research issues in the area of social competence and the ability to prepare and submit a proposal to receive external funding for their research.

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Class assignments and grading

Students will develop a written proposal that is suitable for submission to the US Dept. of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

Proficiency on the Elements of the IES Proposal


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Douglas A. Cheney
Date: 12/28/2005