2 ECE 410 RESEARCH PAPER – 18 POINTS 5 - 7 pages, standard 1” margins, 12 or 14 point font, cite in APA format You will write a research paper of about a topic that is related to exceptionality, special education, inclusive education, disability. There should be a focus on young children. The paper will contain: 1. introduction: what this topic is, why it is important, thesis statement: your position on this topic 2. details about your topic with references from scholarly sources, details that support your thesis statement 3. counter claims to your thesis statement 4. responses to counter claims from scholarly sources 5. legislation that relates to your topic 6. cultural implications of your topic 7. resources for families and educators 8. conclusion Suggested topics: ➢ Specific Exceptionalities (Neuro–diversity/Autism, ADHD, Blindness, Deafness, Communication Disorders. Physical Disabilities, Gifted and Talented Education….) ➢ Inclusive classrooms ➢ Self-contained classrooms ➢ Least Restrictive Environment ➢ Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or any other legislation, or parts of legislation ➢ Disproportionate Representation ➢ Cultural competency/Cultural equity ➢ Teacher resources/teacher training ➢ Related Service professionals Speech Therapist, OT, PT, Audiologist, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Educational Evaluator, ➢ School Discipline ➢ Trauma Sensitive Practice ➢ Adaptive/Assistive Technology ➢ Universal Design ➢ Bilingualism and Exceptionality ➢ IEP/IFSP ➢ Any other topic that you have discussed with the professor Grading for the paper will be mutually determined by each student and the professor. See sample Grading Rubric below TASKS NOVICE (0 points) LEARNER (.5 – 1 point) COMPETENT (1.5 – 2 points) Introduction The paper did not include an introduction The paper included a vague introduction The paper included an introduction that clearly explained your topic and your position on the topic Details and references The paper did not include details nor references This paper included vague details and less than three references This paper included many details related to your topic and at least three scholarly references Counter claims The paper did not include counter claims This paper included counter claims that were vague This paper included detailed counter claims that were supported by at least one scholarly reference Response to counter claims The paper did not include a response to counter claims This paper included a vague response to counter claims This paper included detailed responses to counter claims that were supported by at least one scholarly reference legislation The paper did not include any information about legislation related to your topic This paper included vague information about legislation related to your topic This paper included detailed information about legislation related to your topic that was supported by at least one scholarly article or government source Cultural implications The paper did not include any cultural implication related to your topic This paper included vague information about cultural implications related to your topic This paper included detailed information about cultural implications related to your topic that was supported by at least one scholarly article Resources for families and educators The paper did not include any resources This paper included less than three resources This paper included at least three resources that were related to your topic Conclusion The paper did not include a conclusion This paper included a vague conclusion This paper included a detailed conclusion that summarized the information in your paper Clarity The paper was unclear, disorganized, & confusing. The paper did not include references. The paper was vague, disjointed, &/or hard to understand in places. The paper approaches APA format. The paper was clear, organized, and coherent. The paper contains appropriate APA format.