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There are good reasons why Exceptional Learners has been the introductory text trusted to prepare hundreds of thousands of special education and general education teachers. Its depth, lucidity, clarity, and coherence combine to make a text appropriate for students at all levels: graduate and undergraduate, from introductory to advanced. Continuing its reputation as the standard bearer in the field for accuracy, currency, and reliability, the tenth edition increases its coverage of Autism Spectrum Disorders, collaboration and co-teaching, research-proven classroom applications, and references to professional standards (CEC and INTASC), and includes information on the 2004 IDEA reauthorization and its implications.
Table of Contents
1. Exceptionality and Special Education. Getting Oriented to Exceptionality and Special Education. Reasons for Optimism. The Importance of Abilities. Disability Versus Handicap. Disability Versus Inability. Educational Definition of Exceptional Learners. Prevalence of Exceptional Learners. High-Incidence and Low-Incidence Categories. Definition of Special Education. Providing Special Education. Teachers' Roles. Relationship Between General and Special Education. Special Education and Students at Risk. The Inclusion Controversy. Expectations for All Educators. Expectations for Special Educators. Origins of Special Education. People and Ideas. Growth of the Discipline. Legislation and Litigation. Legislation. Litigation. The Intent of Legislation: Individualized Education for Students with Disabilities. Our Perspective on the Progress of Special Education. 2. Current Trends and Issues. Integration into the Larger Society. Normalization. Deinstitutionalization. Self-Determination. Integration into Schools. Full Inclusion. Collaboration. Prereferral Teams and Response to Intervention. Collaborative Consultation. Co-Teaching. Curricula and Instructional Strategies. Accommodations and