SOCW 682 - School Social Work Policies, Regulations, and Legal Issues
The course examines the interrelationship of educational policies and practices relevant to school social workers, providing advanced knowledge about major federal and state educational policy initiatives within the last decade and their impact on school social workers and local school districts. Collaborative relationships with school administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, parents, and the general public are analyzed. Special attention is given to legal, ethical, and cultural issues of diversity, disability and special education, and the implications for school policies and practices. The course includes a range of social work strategies that can be applied across the curriculum and grade levels to accommodate diversity in classroom learning and behavior.
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