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Course BG2
School Readiness and School Placement of an Internationally Adopted Child

Instructor Dr. Boris Gindis

Unit 1: What is school readiness?

  • The issue of school readiness in contemporary American education.
  • The specificity of readiness issues in international adoptees.
  • The age of adoption and risk factors for school readiness.

Unit 2 : How do we estimate school readiness?

  • Criteria of readiness for a child.
  • Benchmarks and checklists for a child.
  • Criteria of readiness for a school.
  • Benchmarks and checklists for a school.
  • School readiness issues or special education needs?
  • Special education placement checklist.
  • Current practices in the academic placement of international adoptees.
  • Arguments for age-appropriate placement.
  • Arguments against age-appropriate placement.
  • Dr. Gindis's recommendations.
  • Been there, done that! Parents' experiences and opinions.
  • School placement cases and their discussion.
            
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