Transforming Special Education Practices

Author: Nicholas D. Young
Editor: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610488563
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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, how to systematically monitor the assignment of paraprofessionals, and transportation, to legal considerations and methods of promoting parent engagement. Co-editors Bittel and Young invited seasoned educators and professionals to share their expertise in a wide range of important subjects that collectively promote an understanding of how to transform special education programs and service delivery in public school settings. Chapter topics were intentionally selected to address the common special education program challenges facing school superintendents; and the focus throughout this book was on providing practical suggestions to improve actual practice. As such, current and aspiring educational leaders and policy-makers who are interested in learning more about how to successfully tackle some of the more complex challenges in special education while find this book to be an invaluable resource.

Inclusion And School Reform

Author: Dorothy Kerzner Lipsky
Editor: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN:
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This book is a panoramic view of inclusive education, past, present, and future. Grounded in historical perspective and fueled by contemporary accomplishments, the insightful discussions in this volume cover a wide range of issues, from program implementation and classroom supports to court decisions and financing. The authors compare successes and setbacks from schools and studies nationwide, drawing the big picture of practice and research. Complementing their highly informed, balanced analysis of special education and inclusion programs are highlights of the results from a revealing national study of inclusive education. Emphasizing the need for the concurrent development of inclusion and school restructuring, this book gives policy makers, administrators, school board members, teachers and parents a solid understanding of the process of school reform, as well as a vision for the 21st century. - Back cover.

Handbook Of Special Education

Author: James M. Kauffman
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131551768X
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The purpose of the Handbook of Special Education is to help profile and bring greater clarity to the already sprawling and continuously expanding field of special education. To ensure consistency across the volume, chapter authors review and integrate existing research, identify strengths and weaknesses, note gaps in the literature, and discuss implications for practice and future research. The second edition has been fully updated throughout to take into account recent changes to federal laws as well as the most current academic research, and an entirely new section has been added on research methods in special education.

Redesigning Special Education Teacher Preparation

Author: Jennifer L. Goeke
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1315518430
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Redesigning Special Education Teacher Preparation describes both challenges and possible solutions to redesigning and restructuring high-incidence teacher preparation programs so graduates will meet the Highly Qualified Teacher requirements and be prepared to teach students with high-incidence disabilities. This powerful new text discusses many possible reforms, including field-based teacher preparation, a focus on evidence-based core practices and teacher moves, collaboration with K–12 school-based partners as teacher educators, interdisciplinary collaboration across university faculty, and a grounding in current expectations for high-stakes accountability and program evaluation.

Paving The Pathway For Educational Success

Author: Nicholas D. Young
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475838867
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This book is designed to be a valuable resource for all educators who seek to gain a better understanding of learning disabilities, effective classroom practices, and meeting the instructional, emotional, and social needs of struggling students. Educators will benefit from the extensive research provided in the book and they will gain a thorough understanding of the importance of creating, supporting, and maintaining valuable interventions and how to do so effectively.

Educational Entrepreneurship

Author: Nicholas D. Young
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475808402
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School superintendents, business managers, central office leaders, elected officials, industry leaders, educators, and aspiring practitioners in the field of education will find this book a useful resource in understanding innovative ways to stretch limited school resources or to improve the scope and quality of services and programs offered to deserving students. Approaching educational entrepreneurship by leveraging public and private partnerships is the primary focus throughout the book. Where available, real-world examples from school districts across the country are presented to provide the reader with ideas to consider and potentially emulate. Appreciating that there are innumerable ways for school leadership to pursue entrepreneurialism, chapters that represent a wide cross-section of common areas of educational practice were selected for inclusion. It should not be surprising, then, that such topics as curriculum development, educational technology, cooperative purchasing, higher education relationships, grant writing, foundation planning, and special education service delivery were all examined as potential public-private partnership opportunities. Improving schools in the twenty-first century will require new ways of approaching age-old challenges, not the least of which centers on increasingly scarce public funding. In response, the authors invite all readers to join the quest of applying the principles of entrepreneurship to schools to make them even stronger for the next generation.

Making The Grade

Author: Nicholas D. Young
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475841957
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This book contains a compilation of best practices in special education.

Transforming Classroom Practice

Author: Arlene Borthwick
Editor: International Society for Technology in educ
ISBN: 9781564842466
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Although there is no one right approach to working with teachers, professional developers will increase their chances for success when they base their work on a solid theoretical background of adult learning theory and organizational development, along with an understanding of lessons learned from the practice of others through the years, both nationally and internationally. This book provides an overview of professional development programs that have demonstrated longterm success through assessment of outcomes. The models described here explore approaches that expand teachers knowledge, skill, and confidence in using technology tools in teaching and learning environments, with the focus on improving teaching and learning rather than on the technology use. Thirteen chapters cover a wide range of topics, including a history of professional development in educational technology and a grounding in the relevant literature; successful and cutting-edge professional development models that discuss program planning, implementation, and assessment; and a discussion of lessons to be learned. The chapters are presented against a backdrop of selected relevant literature. Also available: Visual Arts Units for All Levels - ISBN 1564842428 IT's Elementary!: Integrating Technology in the Primary Grades - ISBN 1564842282 About the Author Arlene Borthwick is Department Chair and Associate Professor, Integrated Studies in Teaching, Technology, and Inquiry, at the National College of Education at National-Louis University (Chicago). She is the President of ISTE's Special Interest Group for Teacher Educators and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Computing in Teacher Education. Melissa Pierson is Director of Teacher Education and Associate Professor of Instructional Technology at the University of Houston. Her current research interests include the integration of technology, pedagogy, and content (Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge, or TPCK) in teacher education, and the use of inquiry and action research to inform novice teachers' technology integration practices.

Multicultural Special Education

Author: Festus E. Obiakor
Editor: Prentice Hall
ISBN:
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Because of recent demographic changes in our society, general and special educators are challenged to look for innovative ways to maximize all students' potential in school programs. Multicultural Special Education: Culturally Responsive Teaching is a timely book that examines multiculturalism, disability, and education and focuses on how to make education better for all multicultural learners. Contributions from leading experts examine categories of exceptionalities (from multicultural perspectives), while integrated case studies and chapter material focus on ways to be an effective and culturally responsive educator. Divided into four parts, this new offering examines the foundations of multicultural special education; the categories of exceptionalities from multicultural perspectives; lifespan issues; and the future of the field.

From Disability To Possibility

Author: Patrick Schwarz
Editor: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN:
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"Ideal for general educators, special educators, administrators, educational leaders, related service professionals, paraeducators and self-advocates, From Disability to Possibility illustrates, through stories of struggle and success, how creative, conscientious teachers can work with everyone involved in a student's learning to make special education work."--Jacket.

Transforming Learning

Author: Babalola J. Ogunkola
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443899151
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Transforming Learning: International Perspectives is a must-read for all educators who want to impact the lives of the students who attend their classrooms. It presents indigenous frameworks applied to subjects in education, the humanities and sciences that transcend the boundaries of culture and inform critical praxis in teacher education.

Developing Inclusive Teacher Education

Author: Tony Booth
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134412754
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Inclusion concerns the overcoming of barriers to learning and participation for all, regardless of ability or disability, and is now a central tenet of basic education policy globally. Increasingly, teachers need to be able to implement inclusion into their daily practice. This book stems from its contributors' shared attitude towards education based on the values of equity, entitlement, community, participation and diversity, and examines the ways in which teachers are prepared for inclusion in teacher education institutions as much as schools. Using examples of practice from schools and teaching institutions across the UK, Norway, New Zealand and the USA, the contributors use a valuable comparative approach to explore crucial questions, such as: * How are ideas and practices of inclusive schools reflected in the curriculum of teacher education? * What tools do teachers need to implement inclusion? * What are the policy and cultural contexts for the development of inclusion? * How are the barriers to learning and participation overcome in teacher education itself? This book provides an insightful analysis of whether inclusion is an achievable aim for the 21st century. Its international array of experienced contributors have put together a text that offers a distinct pedagogical focus, which makes it a key reference tool for academics, students and researchers everywhere.

Journal Of School Leadership

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Transforming Education

Author: Jane L. David
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Barriers to progress in educational reform exist inside and outside the education system. Some arise where new practices encounter traditional expectations and boundaries, but others go much deeper than education, such as poverty, racism, local political conflicts, and human resistance to change. The following five categories of barriers are particularly prevalent and significant among the vanguard schools and districts in this study: (1) lack of clear direction; (2) weak incentives for change; (3) regulatory and compliance mentality; (4) limited learning opportunities for educators; and (5) poor communication. Governors can use their roles as leaders to help overcome these barriers by promoting goals that support high performance and access to resources. Like schools, state education systems cannot be reformed overnight, but progress to date, documented by several case studies, indicates that systems can move forward. The work of vanguard schools, leaders in educational reform, is explored. (Contains 10 references.) (SLD)

Teaching For Inclusion

Author: Srikala Naraian
Editor: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807758574
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The author offers eight guiding principles that can be used to advance an inclusive pedagogy. These principles permit teachers to both acknowledge and draw from the conditions within which they work, even as they uphold their commitments to equitable schooling for students from historically marginalized groups, particularly students with disabilities.

Transforming Education

Author: Ira Metani
Editor: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781590335536
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Education in Albania faces multiple challenges. For long isolated from the west Soviet education practices served as a model for this particularly isolated socialist state. Current reforms are hampered by shortages of materials, textbooks, adequate specialists and well trained teachers. Working conditions in the schools are far from satisfactory and school drop-out rates are on the rise. This book aims to serve students, teachers, specialists in education and organisations that are involved in any kind of educational change to obtain an insight not only into the present situation, but also to enable them to envisage the path that Albanian education has gone through on the long and difficult road towards democracy. Readers will find basic information concerning the Albanian education system and data is provided on a range of matters such as the structure of education, management, financing, teaching methods and text books, teacher qualifications and the relations between schools and the community. The author concludes with a review of the long term strategy necessary for the development of the Albanian education at the beginning of the new millennium.

Transforming The Difficult Child

Author: Howard Glasser
Editor: Center of the Difficult Child
ISBN: 9780967050706
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"Shifting the intense child to new patterns of success and strengthening all children on the inside."

Lock Haven International Review

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Bibliographic Guide To Education

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Professional Capital

Author: Andy Hargreaves
Editor: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807753327
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In this latest and most important collaboration, renowned educators, Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan set out a groundbreaking new agenda to transform the future of teaching and public education. Ideas-driven, evidence-based, and strategically powerful, Professional Capital combats the tired arguments and stereotypes of teachers and teaching. It includes action guidelines for classroom teachers, administrators, schools and districts, and state and federal leaders. This is a book that no one connected with schools can afford to ignore.