Cross-Cultural Issues in Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)

This module will enable you to gain an understanding of trends and trajectories in the development of SEND and inclusive education. It will also serve as a survey of disability studies and education from an international perspective.

You will be supported to undertake critical analysis of cross-cultural dimensions of SEND and inclusive education, with particular attention paid to your own context. You will also engage in critical reflection on the positive and negative impact of cross-cultural dimensions, in your own contexts and those of others, and on professional identity and praxis.

The potential of‘interventions’ that have a cross-cultural basis (e.g. in disability studies, philosophy and the arts) to stimulate inclusive policy and practice will also be examined.

  • Comparative analysis of trends and trajectories in SEND and inclusive education
  • Analysis of cross-cultural dimensions of SEND and inclusive education
  • Critical reflection of the relationship between cross-cultural issues and the development of SEND professional identify and practice
  • Analysis of the impact of cross-cultural ‘interventions’ (from disability studies, philosophy and the arts) on policy and practice in respect of SEND and inclusive education.

Assessment

4,000 word portfolio (100%)