Disability and Teaching

Author: Susan Gabel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113513751X
Format: PDF
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Disability and Teaching highlights issues of disability in K-12 schooling faced by teachers, who are increasingly accountable for the achievement of all students regardless of the labels assigned to them. It is designed to engage prospective and practicing teachers in examining their personal theories and beliefs about disability and education. Part I offers four case studies dealing with issues such as inclusion, over-representation in special education, teacher assumptions and biases, and the struggles of novice teachers. These cases illustrate the need to understand disability and teaching within the contexts of school, community, and the broader society and in relation to other contemporary issues facing teachers. Each is followed by space for readers to write their own reactions and reflections, educators’ dialogue about the case, space for readers’ reactions to the educators’ dialogue, a summary, and additional questions. Part II presents public arguments representing different views about the topic: conservative, liberal-progressive, and disability centered. Part III situates the authors’ personal views within the growing field of Disability Studies in education and provides exercises for further reflection and a list of resources. Disability and Teaching is the 8th volume in the Reflective Teaching and the Social Conditions of Schooling Series, edited by Daniel P. Liston and Kenneth M. Zeichner. This series of small, accessible, interactive texts introduces the notion of teacher reflection and develops it in relation to the social conditions of schooling. Each text focuses on a specific issue or content area in relation to teaching and follows the same format. Books in this series are appropriate for teacher education courses across the curriculum.

Reflective Teaching

Author: Kenneth M. Zeichner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135037841
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This popular text provides a clear, succinct explanation of how reflection is integral to teachers’ understandings of themselves, their practice, and their context, and elaborates how various conceptions of reflective teaching differ from one another. The emphasis on the importance of both self and context is embedded within distinct and varied educational traditions (conservative, progressive, radical, and spiritual). Throughout the text the reader is encouraged to examine his/her assumptions and understandings of teaching, learning, and schooling and to reflect on self and context. The major goal of this book is to help teachers explore and define their own positions with regard to key topics and issues related to the aims of education in a democratic society. Its core message is that such reflection is essential to becoming more skilled, more capable, and in general better teachers. New in the Second Edition: Underscores use of critical educational texts and film to encourage reflection; highlights emotional features of teaching and reflection; addresses spiritual/contemplative domains in educational traditions; Companion Website.

Contemplating Dis Ability in Schools and Society

Author: David J. Connor
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 149856822X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book chronicles the life of an inclusive educator through eight different stages of his career, from classroom teacher to college professor. Analysis of this rich narrative reveals complexities of how both the field of education’s knowledge base and existing educational systems impact lives of children, teachers, and researchers.

Personnel Preparation

Author: Thomas E. Scruggs
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1849505276
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Advances in knowledge of effective strategies for the treatment of learning and behavioral disabilities are of little use without highly trained and effective personnel to implement these strategies. This volume discusses a wide range of important issues in the preparation of those personnel.

Teaching in Social Work

Author: Jeane W. Anastas
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023152093X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Drawing from her extensive classroom and field experience, Jeane W. Anastas merges the "practice wisdom" of today's social work educators with contemporary theories on instruction and learning. Built around a teacher- and student-in-situation framework, Teaching in Social Work examines the effect of social issues, professional norms and needs, and various educational settings on the interactions among educators, students, and the subjects they learn. The result is a singular volume that focuses specifically on teaching within the field of social work, identifying the factors that result in effective educational outcomes. Anastas draws on the theories and selected research findings of higher education and social work education literature. She illuminates the critical aspects of teaching and learning as an adult, the best uses of different modalities of instruction, and the issues of diversity that influence all aspects of teaching and learning. Her book includes guest-authored chapters on field learning and the latest advances in teaching technology. It also engages with ethics, teaching and learning assessments, and faculty work in full-time social work education.

Technology and Teaching

Author: Jeff Sigafoos
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781600216992
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Provides information on the use of technology in the teaching and learning process in a variety of educational settings, including vocational, adult, and special education.

Rethinking Professional Issues in Special Education

Author: James L. Paul
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567506273
Format: PDF, Docs
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Provides students preparing for careers as special educators with an analysis of some of the basic professional and policy issues being rethought in the context of the beginning of the 21st century.

Equality and Diversity in Education 1

Author: Felicity Armstrong
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136161805
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Designed to accompany the Open University course Developing Intensive Curricula:Equality and Diversity in Education, Vol 1 will appeal to research students undertaking research in the area of education, focusing on special needs.