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Principles of IDEA and NCLB
There are six key principles behind IDEA and NCLB that you have learned about over the past five weeks:
Six principles of IDEA:
Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
Individualized Education Program (IEP)
Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
Parent/Student participation in decision making
Six principles of NCLB:
Accountability for results
Scientifically-based methods of teaching
Select two principles from IDEA and two principles from NCLB that you believe are the most important elements in these two laws. Then, write a Final Paper in which you compare and contrast the principles you’ve selected, specifically in regards to children with disabilities. Explain how the principles you’ve selected from IDEA complement principles from NCLB. Explain how the selected principles from IDEA differ from the principles in NCLB. Applying what you have learned about the demographics in the school district researched during Week Three, how does each of the principles positively benefit the specific population you researched for that assignment? Describe how these principles act as a hindrance to that specific population. Finally, create a minimum of three suggestions on how to improve the effectiveness of NCLB and IDEA specific to students with disabilities.
Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
Must be six to seven double-spaced pages in length, not including title and reference pages, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must include a response written in your own words with APA citations to the scholarly sources provided in the reference list; each topic outlined above must be included in the paper with critical thought.
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least three scholarly, peer-reviewed articles from the Ashford University Library, in addition to the textbook.
Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center