Special educators are sensitive to the needs of their students and maintain a high level of professionalism at all times in delivering services and communicating on behalf of students with exceptional

Special educators are sensitive to the needs of their students and maintain a high level of professionalism at all times in delivering services and communicating on behalf of students with exceptionalities. As a special education scholar, maintaining a level of academic and professional integrity is essential as you safeguard students’ rights to confidentiality; yet, ensure they receive appropriate educational services and resources.

For this Discussion, you will explore academic integrity as part of a larger value system and how it influences your work as a special education professional.

To prepare:

·         Review Walden’s Dispositions and Diversity Proficiencies, as well as the CAEP and CEC Standards. Consider what it means to be a professional with integrity as it regards to the dispositions and standards related to the field of special education.

·         Review the resources on how to upload a video for your Discussion post in the Kaltura Media Uploader link under Course Home

·         Enter the Grand City Interactive Community and locate West Ridge Middle School. Re-view the case study video titled, “The New Student.”

·         Think about your personal definition of integrity. How does this definitions guide you both academically and professionally as a leader in the field of special education? Consider how your own definition would affect how you would work with Jamal and his mother.

Please address the following questions:

·         What do you consider will be the most challenging in modeling integrity as a leader in special education?

·         What does the research say about ethical implications and issues of integrity in the field of special education?

·         What situations involving ethical implications and issues of integrity have you experienced in the field of special education? Is there anything you wish you would have done differently?

·         What ethical implications and issues of integrity may surface in working with Jamal and his mother?

Include at least two references used to create your video in your post (they do not need to be included in your video).

Note: Use the Walden Dispositions, the Walden Diversity Proficiencies, the CAEP standards, and the CEC standards to help guide and inspire your thinking.

Learning Resources

Required Readings

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

  • Chapter 8, “The Publication Process” (pp. 225–254)This chapter of the APA Publication Manual describes the policies, ethics, and processes of acceptance for articles in APA-referred journals.Focus on the information that is useful to you as a scholar who is beginning the journey into research and scholarly writing. What constitutes a primary source, and which primary sources are most respected in the scholarly community? What is the APA’s position on plagiarism? Consider the intricacies of manuscript publication. Then, reflect on how you can begin to revamp your own approach to the research, writing, and revision process.

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