Interview Assignment Instructions
While textbooks and scholarly journal articles can provide a great deal of useful information, interviews have the potential to bring that information to life. It is extremely beneficial to speak with individuals who have firsthand knowledge of the content or skills that we seek to understand. The interview assignment will allow you to speak with an individual who has experienced special education as a parent, student, or teacher. This conversation will add to your understanding of special education and increase your awareness of what it is like to educate or to receive education through the special education system.
For this assignment, you will interview the parent of a student currently or previously enrolled in special education, a student currently or previously enrolled in special education, a special education teacher, or a paraprofessional. Your goal is to learn about some of the challenges facing students enrolled in special education and/or their parents or teachers.
You are responsible for locating the individual you will interview for this assignment. Do not contact the School of Education Field Office for support in this task.
After identifying the subject of your interview, you will select the appropriate interview template for this assignment. You will ask the subject the interview questions on the template and type their responses directly onto the template. After you complete the interview you will write a 200-word summary of the interview and a 300-word conclusion. The conclusion must include citations from at least one scholarly journal article and the course textbook.