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The Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Effective Differentiated Instruction, 5/e captures the best of inclusion practices using a non-categorical approach. With three balanced parts, these award-winning authors explain the fundamentals of inclusive teaching, the most effective general teaching practices, and ways to differentiate instruction for specific content areas. Targeted teaching strategies show ways to improve all students' memory, attention, motivation, and peer interaction. Research highlights validate strategies and prove why these techniques are best practice. Filled with classroom-ready tips and checklists, this revision includes a new chapter on RTI, more on secondary inclusion, and the latest strategies relating to academic success.
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Margo Mastropieri, Ph.D., is University Professor, Professor of Special Education, and past Coordinator of the Special Education Program, College of Education and Human Development, George Mason University. She has served as a Diagnostic-Remediator for the Learning Center at Mount Holyoke College, and as a classroom teacher for students with special needs, from preschool to secondary levels, in Massachusetts and Arizona. Prior to her present position, she served as Professor of Special Education at Purdue University, and as Assistant Professor of Special Education at Utah State University, where she also worked as a researcher at the Early Intervention Research Institute. She earned her Ph.D. from Arizona State University. She has co-directed federally funded research projects in mnemonic strategy instruction, inclusive science and social studies education, and writing instruction at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels, in addition to directing undergraduate and doctoral level training grants. From 1991 to 1997 she served as Co-Editor of Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, the journal of the Division for Learning Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children. From 1992 to 2011 she served as Co-Editor of the research annual Advances in Learning and Behavioral Disabilities (Emerald). Since 2009 she has served as Co-Editor of Exceptional Children. Among her publications are over 200 journal articles, 60 chapters in books, and 30 co-authored or co-edited books. In 2010, Margo was the recipient of the Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award, which is the Commonwealth's highest honor for all faculty at Virginia's public and private colleges and universities.
Tom Scruggs is University Professor and Professor of Special Education, in the College of Education and Human Development, George Mason University. He served as a classroom teacher for students with special needs, including gifted students, from preschool to secondary levels in Massachusetts and Arizona. Prior to his present position, he served as Professor of Special Education at Purdue University, where he also had served as Director of the Purdue Achievement Center; and as a Research Assistant Professor at Utah State University. He earned his Ph.D. from Arizona State University. He has directed or co-directed externally funded research projects in peer tutoring, test-taking skills, mnemonic strategy instruction, and inclusive science and social studies education, at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. From 1991 to 1997 he served as Co-Editor of Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, the journal of the Division for Learning Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children. From 1992 to 2011 he served as Co-Editor of the research annual Advances in Learning and Behavioral Disabilities (Emerald). Since 2009 he has served as Co-Editor of Exceptional Children. Among his publications (mostly in collaboration with Margo Mastropieri) are over 200 journal articles, 61 chapters in books, and 31 co-authored or co-edited books.
Both authors are the recipients of the 2006 “CEC Special Education Research Award,” as well as the 2011 “Distinguished Research Award” from the American Educational Research Association: Special Education Special Interest Group for their research efforts in working with and advocating on behalf of individuals with exceptionalities.
Part 1 The Fundamentals
1 Introduction to Inclusive Teaching
2 Collaboration: Partnerships and Procedures
3 Teaching Students with Higher-Incidence Disabilities
4 Teaching Students with Lower-Incidence Disabilities
5 Teaching Students with Other Special Learning Needs
Part 2 Developing Effective Teaching Skills
6 Effective Differentiated Instruction for All Students
7 Response to Intervention
8 Improving Classroom Behavior and Social Skills
9 Promoting Inclusion with Classroom Peers
10 Enhancing Motivation and Affect
11 Improving Attention and Memory
12 Teaching Study Skills
Part 3 Teaching in the Content Areas
16 Science and Social Studies, and Transitions