Theory and Best Practice Models in Educational Institutions in Spain and Italy

Author: Annemarie Profanter
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527512894
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The current societal and social reality in Europe is undergoing far-reaching changes due to the phenomenon of migration. Educational policy and pedagogical practice play a key role in the academic support of immigrant children in schools. In this volume, the connections between societal change and educational issues in relation to two southern European nations, Spain and Italy, are analyzed. The stories of intercultural communication and integration of these two case studies focus on five themes: linguistic diversity, the performance gap, teacher training programs and school culture, the role of music education in multicultural and multilingual contexts, and the development of a supranational education as an improvement for multicultural education. The volume is of particular relevance for educational researchers, as well as for the interested general reader. It takes the reader to public and private entities in Italy and Spain, where intercultural education is part of societal discourse, and serves as a sounding board for the discussion of developments in other parts of Europe with similar demographics.

The Praeger International Handbook of Special Education 3 volumes

Author: Michael L. Wehmeyer
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440831149
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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 addresses more than 70 countries, regions, and provinces across virtually every part of the world • Offers information on each nation or area on the public education system, private education system, special education system, teacher training requirements, and barriers to inclusive and special education • Presents both information about current practices in special education and promising new trends likely to take hold in the future

Bilingualism and Bilingual Deaf Education

Author: Marc Marschark
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199371830
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In Bilingualism and Bilingual Deaf Education, volume editors Marc Marschark, Gladys Tang, and Harry Knoors bring together diverse issues and evidence in two related domains: bilingualism among deaf learners - in sign language and the written/spoken vernacular - and bilingual deaf education. The volume examines each issue with regard to language acquisition, language functioning, social-emotional functioning, and academic outcomes. It considers bilingualism and bilingual deaf education within the contexts of mainstream education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students in regular schools, placement in special schools and programs for the deaf, and co-enrollment programs, which are designed to give deaf students the best of both educational worlds. The volume offers both literature reviews and new findings across disciplines from neuropsychology to child development and from linguistics to cognitive psychology. With a focus on evidence-based practice, contributors consider recent investigations into bilingualism and bilingual programming in different educational contexts and in different countries that may have different models of using spoken and signed languages as well as different cultural expectations. The 18 chapters establish shared understandings of what are meant by "bilingualism," "bilingual education," and "co-enrollment programming," examine their foundations and outcomes, and chart directions for future research in this multidisciplinary area. Chapters are divided into three sections: Linguistic, Cognitive, and Social Foundations; Education and Bilingual Education; and Co-Enrollment Settings. Chapters in each section pay particular attention to causal and outcome factors related to the acquisition and use of these two languages by deaf learners of different ages. The impact of bilingualism and bilingual deaf education in these domains is considered through quantitative and qualitative investigations, bringing into focus not only common educational, psychological, and linguistic variables, but also expectations and reactions of the stakeholders in bilingual programming: parents, teachers, schools, and the deaf and hearing students themselves.

Handbook of Early Childhood Special Education

Author: Brian Reichow
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319284924
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This handbook discusses early childhood special education (ECSE), with particular focus on evidence-based practices. Coverage spans core intervention areas in ECSE, such as literacy, motor skills, and social development as well as diverse contexts for services, including speech-language pathology, physical therapy, and pediatrics. Contributors offer strategies for planning, implementing, modifying, and adapting interventions to help young learners extend their benefits into the higher grades. Concluding chapters emphasize the importance of research in driving evidence-based practices (EBP). Topics featured in the Handbook/i include:divulliFamily-centered practices in early childhood intervention.br/liliThe application of Response to Intervention (RtI) in young children with identified disabilities.br/liliMotor skills acquisition for young children with disabilities.br/liliImplementing evidence-based practices in ECSE classrooms.br/liliCultural, ethnic, and linguistic implications for ECSE./li/ul/divdivThe iHandbook of Early Childhood Special Education/i is a must-have resource for researchers, professors, upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, clinicians, and practitioners across such disciplines as child and school psychology, early childhood education, clinical social work, speech and physical therapy, developmental psychology, behavior therapy, and public health.

Policy Experience and Change Cross Cultural Reflections on Inclusive Education

Author: Len Barton
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402051190
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book represents an original and innovative series of insights, ideas and questions concerning inclusive education and cross-cultural understandings. Drawing on historical and cultural material, policy developments, legislation and research findings, the book provides a critical exploration of key factors including inclusive education, human rights, change, diversity and special educational needs. The contributors focus closely on how these factors are defined and experienced within particular societies.

Supporting Inclusive Education

Author: Jenny Corbett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113453938X
Format: PDF
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Supporting Inclusive Education is a case study of a London primary school which includes a wide range of learners. It looks at: different teaching and learning styles; the effective use of learning support assistants; responding to challenging behaviour; using specialist strategies; how to research inclusive education; and what makes for a connective pedagogy. It is written for an audience of teacher-researchers in a jargon-free style. Jenny Corbett is a leading expert in the field of inclusive education; her experience in supporting individual learners in mainstream education and the way she links theory to practice make this an essential read for all involved in the area.