Special Education category: 3739 books

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Experiences of Special Education

Re-evaluating Policy and Practice through Life Stories

by Derrick Armstrong
Language: English
Release Date: December 16, 2003

Discussion about educational provision for children with learning difficulties has largely ignored the voices of those for whom that provision is intended. Experiences of Special Education argues that these 'insider perspectives' are of central importance for a fuller understanding of special educational...
Cover of Critical Issues in Preparing Effective Early Childhood Special Education Teachers for the 21 Century Classroom
Language: English
Release Date: September 1, 2015

The purpose of this book is to provide a forum for an interdisciplinary scholarly dialogue with regard to preparing teachers for early childhood special education. In addition, it is aimed at examining and making available relevant and most recent scholarship to practitioners and at addressing critical...
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A Guide to Special Education Advocacy

What Parents, Clinicians and Advocates Need to Know

by Matthew Cohen
Language: English
Release Date: February 25, 2009

Disability law can be complex and intimidating, so how can concerned parents use it to ensure their child with a disability receives the appropriate education they are legally entitled to?    A Guide to Special Education Advocacy gives strategies for advocating for better provision of special education...
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Reform, Inclusion and Teacher Education

Towards a new era of special education in the Asia-Pacific Region

Language: English
Release Date: June 5, 2008

This ground-breaking book considers current perspectives on special education reform in the Asia-Pacific region. It has a major focus on a new era of special education, and how this relates to education reform towards inclusive education. With major changes being proposed under current educational...
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Effective Inclusive Schools

Designing Successful Schoolwide Programs

by Thomas Hehir, Lauren I. Katzman
Language: English
Release Date: January 18, 2012

How to raise the achievement of all kids, from gifted to those with severe disabilities This book presents lessons learned from in-depth case studies of some of our most effective inclusive public schools. The authors conclusively demonstrate that schools can educate students with mild and...
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by Sally Tomlinson
Language: English
Release Date: May 4, 2012

At the time of original publication, special education in Britain was permeated by an ideology of benevolent humanitarianism and this is ostensibly the moral framework within which the professionals – teachers, educational psychologists, medical officers – operate. The author widens the debate...
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Solutions Focused Special Education

Practical and Inclusive Strategies for All Educators

by Geoffrey James, Kathy Brown, Tiina Itkonen
Language: English
Release Date: May 21, 2019

Drawing on the work of innovative educators, this edited volume shows how adopting a solutions focused approach can offer new constructive ways forward for special education. Diverse international contributors from both the world of special education and solutions focused thinking, offer ways to rethink...
Cover of The Praeger International Handbook of Special Education [3 volumes]
Language: English
Release Date: June 15, 2017

This handbook provides a concise overview of special education services in countries across the world, using the Article on Education in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as the analytical frame. • Provides a comprehensive scope and broad coverage that...
Cover of Diversity, Special Needs and Inclusion in Early Years Education
Language: English
Release Date: December 10, 2014

Instead of segregating children with special needs from the rest, Diversity, Special Needs, and Inclusion in Early Years Education argues for inclusiveness in educational institutions, through changes in curriculum and teaching methods. The book presents case studies from various countries...
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by Ken Maxwell
Language: English
Release Date: April 25, 2016

Does your child have a learning disability? Would you like to learn how to help them shift from feeling stress about the disability to truly believing in their future success in school and in life?Becoming Your Child’s Best Advocate shows you how your genuine positive feelings, combined with intense...
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Must Inclusion be Special?

Rethinking educational support within a community of provision

by Jonathan Rix
Language: English
Release Date: June 5, 2015

Must Inclusion be Special? examines the discord between special and inclusive education and why this discord can only be resolved when wider inequalities within mainstream education are confronted. It calls for a shift in our approach to provision, from seeing it as a conglomeration of individualised...
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Transforming Special Education Practices

A Primer for School Administrators and Policy Makers

by Peter Bittel, Nicholas D. Young
Language: English
Release Date: November 2, 2012

Superintendents, central office administrators, principals, school board members and students in the field of education will find this book to be useful in guiding their own professional development and practice. The authors cover a variety of useful topics in special education, ranging from finances,...
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by Beverley H Johns
Language: English
Release Date: July 28, 2016

When you're teaching students who have special needs, what are your legal responsibilities? How can you provide appropriate, legally compliant special education services—and avoid pitfalls that could lead to due process hearings and court dates? Turn to this interactive quick guide for concise,...
Cover of Preparing Children With Disabilities for Life
by Robert Evert Cimera
Language: English
Release Date: December 17, 2002

Educating students with disabilities is a team process. By federal law, parents must be involved in the development of their child's educational plan. Unfortunately, few parents (or regular educators) understand special education_its terms, philosophies, and processes. This book explains, in layperson...
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