Journal Critique Assignment Instructions
This course is heavily focused on the current issues and trends within special education with a specific focus on research. As such, this assignment affords you the opportunity to examine and analyze different topics in the literature that relates to the current module’s readings. Furthermore, your research in the literature will help you respond to the module’s Discussion Assignment and potentially, your Literature Review Assignment, which is the crux of the course. You should use these journal critiques as a guide to the type of research required for your Literature Review Assignment.
During this course, you will complete 6 Journal Critiques (see chart below). For each critique, you will locate a research article from a professional journal and report on the study’s research question, design, participants, settings, procedure, results, and your personal commentary. You are highly encouraged to find articles that relate to the topic in the chart and assist you in developing your Literature Review Assignment or Discussion thread for the module. All articles must be current (published no more than 5 years ago).
All critiques must use the Journal Critique Template and follow current APA style. Each critique should be between 1 – 2 pages excluding the reference page. In addition, you must include a PDF copy of your article when you submit your critique.
All articles selected must relate to the topics given on the chart below:
Module 3: Week 3
Defining and Designing Special Education