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Module 5: Communicating as a Special Education Scholar: Academic Style and Integrity (Week 6)As a special education scholar, you are expected to communicate with integrity at all times. You can model integrity in your leadership style—the way you interact with others and the manner in which you do your job. Students who complete this program will be educational leaders who have the knowledge and ability to promote the success of all students by acting with integrity and in a fair, ethical manner. It is crucial that you incorporate an ethic of academic integrity into your researching, writing, and leading.Academic style and integrity is defined by established guidelines for writing and publishing in a discipline. Adhering to these established guidelines ensures that current scholars use the work of earlier scholars’ responsibly. Using earlier scholars’ work is commonly referred to by Isaac Newton (1676) as “standing on the shoulders of giants,” and it is the way that knowledge advances in a discipline.A style such as that of the American Psychological Association (APA) or the Chicago Manual of Style (Chicago) provides rules that permit scholars to indicate the original source of information, words, and ideas. Thus, the critical connection between a style and academic integrity demands that we differentiate between the work of others and our own work. Learning to cite correctly according to the rules of one’s particular discipline is fundamental to avoiding plagiarism (using others’ work without giving appropriate credit).In this module, you will focus on the elements of academic style and integrity. In addition, you will have an opportunity to practice using APA style, which is the standard followed by Walden University. You will also reflect on the concept of professional integrity, which moves beyond academic behavior and into the very nature of how you work with others.Learning ObjectivesStudents will:Evaluate ethical implications and issues of integrity in the field of special educationApply APA paraphrasing and quoting guidelinesDemonstrate knowledge of APA style and formatting guidelines———————————————————————Discussion: Academic and Professional IntegrityAcademic and professional integrity in the field of Special Education have generated much attention in recent years as special educators are entrusted with sensitive information regarding students’ exceptionalities, issues of diversity, legal matters, and other ethical considerations.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 HomeEnter 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.
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?———————————————————————————————————————-Learning ResourcesRequired ReadingsAmerican Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1037/0000165-000Chapter 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.Document: Walden Professional Dispositions (PDF)Document: Walden Diversity Proficiencies (PDF)Document: CAEP Standards for Advanced Programs (PDF)Document: Paraphrasing and Quoting Exercise Template (Word document)Required MediaGrand City CommunityLaureate Education (Producer). (2015). The new student [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.Go to the Grand City Community and click into West Ridge Middle School. Review the following scenario: The New Student.