Doing Research in Special Education

Author: Richard Rose
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134128894
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book incorporates an international perspective of research related to special education across all phases of education. It draws upon the experience and expertise of recognized researchers and practitioners in special education. As a research handbook for practicing teachers this book provides exemplars of good classroom based research practice addressing a broad range of special needs issues. Methods are presented which can be generalized to situations beyond the case studies immediately presented.

The Special Education Handbook

Author: Michael Farrell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136616683
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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'What a terrific resource: comprehensive and current, this Handbook is a vital acquisition for all involved in special education programs. Dr Farrell writes clearly and with a practical flair ... Highly recommended.' – Michael Arthur-Kelly PhD, Associate Professor and Director, Special Education Centre, University of Newcastle, Australia This acclaimed, bestselling and comprehensive guide, now in a fully updated fourth edition, is an essential reference book for anyone involved with special education. All entries have been reviewed to reflect current practice and the book is enriched with extra resources, including references to useful Internet sites. Focusing on current educational frameworks in the United Kingdom and the United States of America, the author has gathered into one A to Z volume a wide range of information essential to good practice in mainstream and special schools. A thematic index helps the reader plot a course through topics of interest. The broad themes and areas covered are: basic terms, ideas and values venues relating to special education, and school organisation roles and responsibilities individual differences among learners with disabilities and disorders curriculum and assessment, resources and technology pedagogy and classroom organisation therapy and care. Presented in a handy quick reference format The Special Education Handbook also provides a coherent account of the complexities of special education, combining a wealth of practical guidance with the latest research findings. This clear and concise Handbook is indispensable for all those involved in special education, including teachers, teaching assistants, parents, administrators and others.

Action Research for Inclusive Education

Author: Felicity Armstrong
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415318013
Format: PDF
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This book presents and discusses an approach to action research to help reverse discriminatory and exclusionary practices in education. Insider accounts of action research will help challenge assumptions about the limits of inclusive education, and offer examples of how change can be realistically achieved through processes of collaboration and participation. Written by a team of practitioner researchers drawn from a wide range of schools and services, this book addresses a wide range of real-life situations by exploring ways in which teachers have tackled inequalities in the school environment through action research based on principles of equality and democracy. These include: * the co-ordination of services for minority ethnic groups, including refugee and asylum seeking children * young children with autism working with peers in the literacy hour * action research and the inclusion of gay students * developing the role of learning support assistants in inclusion * reducing exclusion of children with challenging behaviour * listening to the voices of young people with severe learning difficulties * developing links between special and mainstream schools * challenging marginalising practices in Further Education.

Instructional Strategies in General Education and Putting the Individuals With Disabilities Act IDEA Into Practice

Author: Epler, Pam L.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522531122
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Diverse learners with particular needs require a specialized curriculum that will help them develop socially and intellectually. As educational technologies and theoretical approaches to learning continue to advance, so do the opportunities for exceptional children. Instructional Strategies in General Education and Putting the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) into Practice is a pivotal reference source for the latest teaching strategies for educators with special needs students. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant areas such as instructional adaptions, locomotor apparatus diseases, and intellectual disabilities, this publication is an ideal resource for school administrators, general and special education classroom teachers, and graduate-level students seeking current research on instructional strategies for educating students with disabilities.

Family Involvement in Early Childhood Education Research into Practice

Author: Jennifer Prior
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1418014249
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This text describes the current and ongoing research related to the important benefits of parent and family involvement to student achievement and provides practical ideas and specific activities for preservice and inservice teachers to assist them in getting families involved in their children’s education. Designed for familes and teachers of infants, toddlers, and school age children, the text includes ideas and specific activities for instant use by classroom teachers. Special features of the text include plans for implementing a family involvement program; sample ideas and activities for involving fathers; and sample newsletters and activities for at-home involvement. The review questions, highlighted key terminology, and chapter exercises encourage meaningful reflection and reinforce key concepts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Handbook of Leadership and Administration for Special Education

Author: Jean B. Crockett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415872812
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book brings together for the first time research informing leadership practice in special education from preschool through transition into post-secondary settings. It provides comprehensive coverage of 1) disability policy 2) leadership knowledge, 3) school reform, and 4) effective educational leadership practices. Broader in scope than previous books, it provides in-depth analysis by prominent scholars from across the disciplines of both general and special education leadership. Coverage includes historical roots, policy and legal perspectives, and content supporting collaborative and instructional leadership that support the administration of special education. Comprehensive – This is the first book to integrate the knowledge bases of special education and educational leadership as these fields impact school improvement and the performance of students with disabilities. Chapter Structure – Chapters provide a review of the knowledge base as well as recommendations for special education leadership and future research. Multicultural Focus – Addressing special education leadership within the context of a multicultural society, chapters incorporate content related to the diversity of families, teachers, and students. Expertise – Chapter authors have made significant contributions to the knowledge base in their specific areas of study such as educational policy, special education law and finance, school reform,, organizational management, and instructional leadership. This book is a reference volume for scholars, leaders, and policy makers and a textbook for graduate courses in special education, educational administration, and policy studies.

Handbook of Special Education

Author: James M. Kauffman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131551768X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Teaching Content to All

Author: B. Keith Lenz
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN:
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This textbook for future secondary school teachers addresses academic diversity and presents strategies for planning lessons, units, and entire courses. The book also discusses teaching routines, and relates them to research on learning strategies a nd effective communication. Vignettes describe the