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Evolution or introduction of evidence-based instruction.

Evolution of how general and special education provided services to all students.

Effects of attitudes and expectations throughout time.

Important legal, judicial, medical, educational terminologies during your time period and their implications for
serving students with disabilities.

Contemporary or major issues during that time period.

Evolution of parental rights, participation, and responsibilities along with implications for providing education services—what happened when parents were not involved, and how did we evolve to where we are today in terms of parental participation?

Rights and responsibilities of teachers, other professionals, and schools—how have they changed throughout time?

Choose a time period to research 1980-1999, Research historical, cultural, and educational events that have impacted special education during that time. Prepare 3-4 PowerPoint slides that summarize your findings of events that occurred during your chosen time period and submit them to this assignment.

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Evolution of evidence-based instruction.

Evidence-based instruction has caught on within education over the last 30 years because it is predicated upon identifying students with learning needs and developing interventions that will support the child based on evidenced-based instruction. If previous research has supported a strategy, the strategy is employed by teachers to ensure that the student is able to excel.

Evolution of how general and special education provided services to all students

In the early 1970s, landmark civil rights legislation opened the door ...

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Evolution of Special Needs Education

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