Effective Inclusive Schools

Author: Thomas Hehir
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111813365X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How to raise the achievement of all kids, from gifted tothose with severe disabilities This book presents lessons learned from in-depth case studies ofsome of our most effective inclusive public schools. The authorsconclusively demonstrate that schools can educate students withmild and severe disabilities in general education classrooms byproviding special education services that link to and bolstergeneral education instruction. This goes beyond complying withSpecial Education law; having a truly inclusive environment raisesthe achievement level for all students and results in morecommitted and satisfied teachers. Insights shared from teachers, school leaders, parents, and thestudents themselves provide a path forward for anyone striving toImprove special education services. The authors reveal what theseexemplary schools do that makes them so successful, and provideadvice for readers who want to incorporate these practicesthemselves. Hehir, former U.S. Office of Special Education (OSEP) Director,is a leading name in Special Education Highlights the important relationships between administrators,teachers, and parents to foster maximum collaboration betweengeneral and special education Includes information on committing to Universal Design forLearning (UDL) and Positive Behavior Supports This vital resource zeroes in on what excellent public schoolsdo differently to ensure all students succeed.

Handbook of Effective Inclusive Schools

Author: James McLeskey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136242430
Format: PDF, ePub
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Over the last decade, the educational context for students with disabilities has significantly changed primarily as a result of mandates contained in NCLB and IDEA. The purpose of this book is to summarize the research literature regarding how students might be provided classrooms and schools that are both inclusive and effective. Inclusive schools are defined as places where students with disabilities are valued and active participants in academic and social activities and are given supports that help them succeed. Effectiveness is addressed within the current movement toward multi-tiered systems of support and evidence-based practices that meet the demands of high-stakes accountability.

Leading an Inclusive School

Author: Richard A. Villa
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416622896
Format: PDF, Docs
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Richard A. Villa and Jacqueline S. Thousand provide an in-depth, research-based guide for ensuring that your school provides the federally guaranteed "least restrictive environment" for students no matter the severity of the challenges they face. Leading an Inclusive School: Access and Success for ALL Students offers administrators, teachers, and other educators working to promote inclusion a wealth of information about • the history and research base of inclusive education in the United States, including pivotal amendments to and reauthorizations of the EHCA, landmark court cases, and the philosophical underpinnings of the movement; • essential curricular and instructional practices for inclusive schools, such as heterogeneous grouping, creative problem solving, and co-teaching; • powerful organizational structures such as Multitiered System of Support and Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports to help optimize the benefits of differentiation for all students; and • a conceptual framework for coordinating educational initiatives and best practices for educating all students in general education. Also included are vivid personal stories of students with disabilities that illustrate how these students flourish when they learn alongside their general education peers. Educators who are serious about committing to the success of learners at all levels of perceived physical, intellectual, communication, and social/emotional ability will find the examples, advice, and tools in this book indispensable for planning, implementing, and promoting inclusion in their schools.

Demystifying Secondary Inclusion

Author: Lisa Dieker
Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing
ISBN: 1935609785
Format: PDF
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In the second edition of Demystifying Secondary Inclusion, acclaimed author, professor and teacher trainer, Dr. Lisa Dieker, provides practical, realistic and helpful ideas and techniques for including students with disabilities in the general education classroom. In truly inclusive classrooms, teachers focus on practices that are proven and promising for all students. Teachers understand the individualistic nature of learners, put students at the center of planning and instruction, and accept responsibility for teaching each and every student. Chapters 1-3 of Demystifying Secondary Inclusion detail ways of ensuring that students with disabilities are included in the general education environment. In Chapters 4-7, additional instructional strategies for embracing all learners are presented. This section also focuses on creating an inclusive classroom climate that facilitates successful learning outcomes. Chapter 8 provides concrete ways to prepare staff for the process of developing and maintaining an inclusive environment and offers examples of successful practices from strong schools. Each chapter ends with a set of questions to encourage reflection on current practice. Seven overarching and interdependent topics provide the basic structure for inclusion outlined in Demystifying Secondary Inclusion. These include: Creating an inclusive school-wide culture Celebrating the success of all students Developing interdisciplinary collaboration Implementing effective co-teaching Establishing acting learning environments Implementing successful instruction Improving grading and assessments The book specifically addresses the most frequent obstacles to inclusion at the secondary level and provides hands-on strategies for improving the teaching-learning process.

Wie kleine Kinder schlau werden

Author: John Caldwell Holt
Publisher: Beltz
ISBN: 9783407228550
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Ausgehend von der Beobachtung des kindlichen Spielens erläutert der Autor, wie Kinder denken und lernen.

An Educators Guide to Schoolwide Reform

Author: Rebecca Herman
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A guide prepared for educators and others to use when investigating different approaches to school reform. It reviews the research on 24 whole-school, comprehensive, or schoolwide approaches.