Guiding Change in Special Education

Author: Ronald G. Havelock
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483360601
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This practical, step-by-step guide illustrates and describes the seven stages of school change and provides explanations and advice for incorporating each stage into your change process.

A Teacher s Guide to Change

Author: Jan Stivers
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452272654
Format: PDF
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This professional development resource provides a step-by-step approach that engages K–12 teachers in learning to prepare for change, which enhances their career satisfaction and professional effectiveness.

Learning disabilities

Author: Robert E. Cimera
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN:
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This book examines issues related to teaching and raising a child with a learning disability. It begins by exploring what learning disabilities are, how they are diagnosed, and the characteristics that individuals with learning disablities typically have. Numerous teaching strategies and helpful resources are included.

Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Practices

Author: Fabio Dovigo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9463008578
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Today, school is becoming a rapidly changing learning environment. Thinking about students as a homogeneous population is no longer allowed, as diversity – in terms of culture, language, gender, family organisation, learning styles and so on – has emerged as a key challenge for education today.The debate on Special Educational Needs largely reflects this challenge, as working in school implies careful reconsideration of what we mean by “normal” and “special”. Current educational intervention is generally based on a deficit and “within-child” model of facing SEN, whereas very little attention is given to the role of learning environments. The focus is on the child more than on the whole class, and on cognition and technical provisions more than on affective, sociocultural and community dimensions of learning. Conversely, regarding students and their needs as “hidden voices” allows us to adopt a transformative approach which sees diversity as a stimulus for the development of educational practices that might benefit all children and help school to become an inclusive and “moving” organisation.The aim of the book is twofold: on the one hand, it offers a systematic overview of the inclusive education state-of-the-art in six countries (Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden, UK, and USA) based on the contributions by well-known scholars such as Christy Ashby, Barbara Brokamp, Fabio Dovigo, Kari Nes, Mara Westling Allodi, Tony Booth, and Beth Ferri; on the other hand, the book analyses five cases of good practices of inclusion related to different subjects and school levels."

The Wiley Handbook of Diversity in Special Education

Author: Marie Tejero Hughes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118768825
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The Wiley Handbook of Diversity in Special Education is a state-of-the-art reference showcasing cutting-edge special education research with a focus on children and youth with disabilities from diverse cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and economic backgrounds. Cutting-edge special education research focusing on children and youth with disabilities from diverse cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and economic backgrounds An authoritative contribution to the field, this work charts a new path to effective interventions and sets an agenda for future research Addresses disabilities from an international perspective

Handbook of Special Education

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

Improving School Leadership Volume 1

Author: Pont Beatriz
Publisher: Organization for Economic
ISBN: 9789264044678
Format: PDF, Mobi
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As countries strive to reform education systems and improve student results, school leadership is high on education policy agendas. But in many countries, the men and women who run schools are overburdened, underpaid and near retirement. Based on an OECD study of school leadership practices and policies around the world, and offering a cross country perspective, Volume 1 identifies four policy levers and a range of policy options to help governments improve school leadership now and build sustainable leadership for the future. Volume 2 explores what specialists are saying about system leadership for school improvement. Case studies examine innovative approaches to sharing leadership across schools in Belgium (Flanders), Finland and the United Kingdom (England) and leadership development programs for system improvement in Australia and Austria. As these are emerging practices, the book provides a first international comparison and assessment of the state of the art of system leadership.--Publisher's description.

Technology Curriculum and Professional Development

Author: John Woodward
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9780761977438
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The authors examine current technology usage for students with disabilities and the successes and obstacles for special education technology implementation.

Special Education Law

Author: Laura Rothstein
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412967716
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Special Education Law, 4/E, provides a comprehensive and current overview of the major laws that apply to the education of children with disabilities.