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Special Education : Contemporary Perspectives for School Professionals (Special Advance Edition),9780205440214

Special Education : Contemporary Perspectives for School Professionals (Special Advance Edition)

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1st
ISBN13:

9780205440214

ISBN10:
0205440215
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2005
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

This is the first Introductory text that seamlessly marries sound research, human stories and validated classroom applications. From the first chapter, this contemporary treatment of special education prepares preservcice teachers for the changing role they will face ion the classroom. With solid research paired with practical classroom applications in the age of inclusion, professional collaboration, student diversity, and legislative change, Marilyn Friends clear voice and experienced eye convey the new challenges at play in the field of special education. Research and theory are consistently paired with the realities of todays classrooms in a way that is concrete and compelling to future teachers whose needs must always be the practical. The text is filled with teaching strategies, tips, and approaches that are always based on empirically validated, peer-reviewed research findings. Inclusion is discussed in every chapter in a thoroughly positive way, emphasizing best practices and positive outcomes over "problems and issues." Students are encouraged to view themselves as teachers who will be able to provide success-oriented learning experiences for all of their students, and to see inclusion as something they can do and at which they can succeed.

Table of Contents

All Chapters begin with Learner Objectives
Key Terms and Concepts, and three vignettes
All Chapters conclude with a Summary, and Just Checking
Key Concepts for Understanding Special Education
What is Special Education?
Who Receives Special Education?
What Trends and Issues Currently Influence Special Education?
Service Delivery, IEPs, Inclusive Education
Who Are The Professionals Who Work in Special Education?
How Do Students Become Eligible to Receive Special Educations Services?
What Is An Individualized Education Program?
What Are The Services Students with Disabilities Receive?
What Are The Options for Resolving Disagreements Regarding Special Education?
What Are Issues Related to Special Professionals and Procedures?
Multicultural and Bilingual Special Education
What is Culture?
How Does Culture Affect the Learning Process?
How Are Culturally Diverse Groups Represented in Special and Gifted Education?
What are Best Educational Practices for Diverse Learners with Exceptionalites?
What Are The Perspectives of Parents of Diverse Exceptional Learners?
What Are The Trends and Affecting the Education of Diverse Exceptional Learners?
Collaboration
What Is Collaboration?
What Elements Are Necessary for Collaboration?
How Is Collaboration Implemented?
How Does Collaboration Involve Parents and Families?
What Are Issues Related to Collaboration?
What Is Learning Disabilities?
What Are The Characteristics of Individuals with Learning Disabilities?
How Is Learning Disabilities Determined?
How Do Learners with Learning Disabilities Receive Their Education?
What Are Best Educational Practices for Learners with Learning Disabilities?
What Are The Perspectives of Parents and Families?
What Are The Current Trends And Controversies?
What Is ADHD?
What Are The Characteristics of Individuals with ADHD?
How Is ADHD Determined?
How Do Learners with ADHD Receive Their Education?
What Are Best Educational Practices for Learners with ADHD?
What Are The Perspectives of Parents and Families?
What Are The Current Trends And Controversies?
What Is Emotional and Behavioral Disorders?
What Are The Characteristics of Individuals with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders?
How Is Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Determined?
How Do Learners with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders Receive Their Education?
What Are Best Educational Practices for Learners with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders?
What Are The Perspectives of Parents and Families?
What Are The Current Trends And Controversies?
What Is Mental Retardation?
What Are The Characteristics of Individuals with Mental Retardation?
How Is Mental Retardation Determined?
How Do Learners with Mental Retardation Receive Their Education?
What Are Best Educational Practices for Learners with Mental Retardation?
What Are The Perspectives of Parents and Families?
What Are The Current Trends And Controversies?
What Is Vision?
What Are The Characteristics of Individuals with Vision?
How Is Vision Determined?
How Do Learners with Vision Receive Their Education?
What Are Best Educational Practices for Learners with Vision?
What Are The Perspectives of Parents and Families?
What Are The Current Trends And Controversies?
What Is Hearing?
What Are The Characteristics of Individuals with Hearing?
How Is Hearing Determined?
How Do Learners with Hearing Receive Their Education?
What Are Best Educational Practices for Learners with Hearing?
What Are The Perspectives of Parents and Families?
What Are The Current Trends And Controversies?
What Is Autism?
What Are The Characteristics of Individuals with Autism?
How Is Autism Determined?
How Do Learners with Autism Receive Their Education?
What Are Best Educational Practices for Learners with Autism?
What Are The Perspectives of Parents and Families?
What Are The Current Trends And Controversies?
What Is Communication Disorders?
What Are The
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