Taking Sides : Clashing Views in Special Education

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2008-10-15
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This Fourth Edition of TAKING SIDES: SPECIAL EDUCATION presents current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript. An online instructor's manual with testing material is available for each volume. USING TAKING SIDES IN THE CLASSROOM is also an excellent instructor resource with practical suggestions on incorporating this effective approach in the classroom. Each TAKING SIDES reader features an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites and is supported by our student website, www.mhcls.com/online.

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Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Special Education, 4e
Table of Contents
Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Special Education, 4e
Special Education and Society
Has the ADA Accomplished Its Goals?
“Yes, You Can,” Parade Magazine (July 24, 2005)
“Adults with Learning Disabilities and the Underutilization of the Americans with Disabilities Act,” Remedial and Special Education (November/December 2007)
an award-winning television commentator, radio host, and foreign correspondent, who happens to use a wheelchair, celebrates the increased access brought about by implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act
(university faculty members and researchers) and Robert Mulligan (a district special education administrator) contend that the opportunities for ADA-mandated access are underused by individuals with learning disabilities
Does IDEA 2004 Contain Substantial Changes?
“Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Reauthorization: Accountability and Personal Responsibility,” Remedial and Special Education (November/December 2005)
“IDEA 2004: Another Round in the Reauthorization Process,” Remedial and Special Education (November/December 2005)
co-founder and co-director of the Beach Center on Disability at the University of Kansas, sees major changes in IDEA 2004
In line with the Bush administration's priorities, Turnbull identifies a shift toward requiring parents and students to take more responsibility for their own behavior and for relationships with schools
professor at the University of Arkansas, focuses his research on disability law and inclusion
Reflecting on IDEA 2004, Smith believes that, although some changes seem significant, they will make little difference in the daily practice of special education
Is Eliminating Minority Overrepresentation Beyond the Scope of Public Schools?
“The Committee on Minority Representation in Special Education,” Minority Students in Special and Gifted Education (National Academy Press, 2002)
Racial Inequity in Special Education (Harvard Education Press, 2002)
researchers representing the findings of a National Research Council study on minority students in special and gifted education, believe overrepresentation issues are complex and not easily resolvable
While teachers can make a difference, environmental factors and poverty have a large impact and require interventions beyond schools
both policy experts, present the results of research commissioned by the Civil Rights Project of Harvard University
While agreeing with some of the NRC recommendations, these findings suggest that patterns will change with stricter enforcement of federal and state
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