For this assignment, you will be placed (virtually) in a real-world scenario that occurs in schools. Please read the following description of the authentic performance task and complete the requirements as described in the scenario.
“You are an Early Intervention Specialist who is asked to create a research-based presentation to a legislative committee that is considering funding for early childhood special education programs. Make a case for funding based on empirical research in the area. Write an essay that includes a persuasive and research-based speech to be presented to the legislative committee.”
- Information on the history of early childhood education
- Current legislation in place for children with special needs
- Empirical evidence to support your argument for additional funding for early childhood special education programs.
Your presentation ideas should be realistic, coherent, and precise, and should address all three required components in a research-based manner using text support and outside research to create a comprehensive training presentation.
The essay should be 1250-1500 words and should include at least four (4) APA in-text citations. The sections should be clearly marked with headings so that your instructor knows which points you are addressing. Follow the guidelines for APA writing style. The title page and references page do not count towards the minimum word amount for this assignment.