|Due By (Pacific Time)||12/10/2016 11:59 pm|
Case Study Instructions
The analysis for each case study should be based on a written response to any provided question and a SWOT analysis of the specific case. A SWOT analysis is an analysis based on the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats facing an organization or a leader. In addition, you are to make practical recommendations for the leadership of the case site to implement based on the specific SWOT analysis.
This is a 3-4 page assignment (double spaced). Your case summary (1-2 page maximum) should include answers to the questions which follow the case scenario document you choose, and should begin with thesis statements which answer the basic questions posed. Follow up with your graphic or outline format SWOT analysis (1 page), and your list of Case Recommendations, as if you were the site administrator (1 page).
Diversity Case Studies pages 18 - 22(1).pdf
Case Study #2 – In Emily’s Best Interest Background Emily is 7 years old and in a Grade 1 class. She has cerebral palsy and does not speak. Emily has some visual impairment and uses a wheelchair most of the time. At the request of her parents, the Identification, Placement and Review Committee (I.P.R.C.), placed Emily in her neighbourhood school. The placement was on a trial basis. A full-time educational assistant was assigned to her classroom. The assistant’s principle function was to attend to Emily’s special needs. Toward the end of Emily’s Grade 1 year, the school board requested that the I.P.R.C. place Emily in a special class for disabled students. The I.P.R.C. granted the request. The parents objected. Emily Emily is unable to communicate verbally. However, she appears happy in the integrated setting and is benefiting from being around other students her age. Emily’s Parents The parents believe that placing Emily in a special education classroom is a form of segregation, something advocates for persons with disabilities have fought for decades. If Emily were placed in the segregated setting, the parents believe she would not learn from the other students and they would not learn from her. The parents consider a segregated setting a burden and a disadvantage to Emily. They have stated that there is no evidence to show that Emily would do better in a segregated setting than she is doing in an integrated setting. The parents believe that Emily’s best interests are better served in an integrated setting with appropriate supports. The Teacher Emily’s teacher agrees that Emily requires more assistance than the teacher and Emily’s teacher associate are capable of providing. Emily’s teacher has 26 other students in her class and sometimes she feels she is neglecting them. She is ambivalent about placing Emily in a segregated class because she believes Emily would continue to do well in an integrated setting as long as the classroom teacher has more appropriate support. Of particular concern to the teacher is Emily’s habit of “mouthing” objects including sand, paper, and in some instances, potentially harmful objects such as pins. The teacher is concerned with the possible harm Emily could do to herself, and yet the teacher cannot provide the intense supervision she believes is necessary to avoid any harm. Diversity in Education 21 The School Board The School Board believes it had already made extensive and significant efforts to accommodate the parent’s wishes by attempting to meet the needs of Emily in a regular class with appropriate modifications and supports. They also have empirical, objective evidence that shows Emily’s needs are not being met in the regular class. Placing Emily in a special classroom at this stage would, the Board believes, be in her best interest. • What do you think? • How would you respond?
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