Ep 62 – The Spectrum of Special Education

This week on Down the Hall, Dave goes on vacation, and Fiona and Alpha kick off the episode with with a lively discussion about a study featured in the Globe and Mail about how random acts of kindness have affected a group of Canadian children. Dave “returns” in an interview with Dr. Elizabeth Jordan to discuss the spectrum of special education, how it has changed over the last decade, and how the UBC Diploma in Special Education can support a teacher in this field.

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Episode 62 (39:07)

Time Stamps

00:18 | Introduction

The Key to Happier Kids? Acts of Kindness, Study Says

8:52 | Interview – Diploma in Special Education

Interview with Dr. Elizabeth Jordan
Diploma in Special Education

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