9780205440214

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

  • ISBN 13:

    9780205440214

  • ISBN 10:

    0205440215

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/01/2005
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
  • Newer Edition

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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.

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