Public Policy School Reform and Special Education

Author: Jim Ysseldyke
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452238200
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Case studies illustrate how social, political, and economic factors affect special education practices and the distribution of limited resources to students with special needs.

The Fundamentals of Special Education

Author: Bob Algozzine
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1629149624
Format: PDF
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The busy educator’s concise guide to the essentials of special education! In The Fundamentals of Special Education, authors Bob Algozzine and Jim Ysseldyke highlight the major concepts in special education, providing readers with a better understanding of the field, from disability categories and statistics to appropriate learning environments. Including a pretest, posttest, and key vocabulary terms, this practical guide answers the many questions educators have about special education, including: • What is "special education" exactly, and why do we have it? • How many students receive special education services and who are they? • How are students identified for special education services? • Where are students with disabilities taught? • What is an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)? • What roles do general and special education teachers play in addressing the needs of students with disabilities, and how do their responsibilities overlap? • How does diversity influence special education? • What about students who are gifted and/or talented? This excellent resource outlines a practicable approach to special education in all its many forms so that teachers can be prepared for the challenges they might face in the classroom.

Teaching Students with Emotional Disturbance

Author: Bob Algozzine
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1632201488
Format: PDF, Docs
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Valuable insight and sound intervention strategies for addressing the needs of students with social and emotional problems! When a student is inattentive, extremely anxious, or has an outright tantrum in the classroom, ascertaining the exact cause may be difficult, but it is a critical step in reaching and teaching the students who exhibit these behaviors. In Teaching Students With Emotional Disturbance, Ysseldyke and Algozzine show readers how to recognize the cognitive, academic, physical, communicational, and behavioral characteristics of several forms of emotional disturbance and offer specific strategies for responding to anxiety issues, opposition and noncompliance, tantrums, disruptiveness, inattention, task avoidance, and more. Highlights include: • A pretest and posttest to help readers assess their understanding about the origins of social and emotional difficulties and how they are best addressed • Effective interventions and instructional adaptations for students who have emotional problems • Trends and issues currently influencing how students with social and emotional problems are taught • Key vocabulary terms The authors offer a wealth of information and resources so that teachers can better identify the needs of students with emotional disturbance and help them succeed in the classroom.

Left Back

Author: Diane Ravitch
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743203267
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Explores the last hundred years of reform programs designed radically to improve American schools, arguing that reformers often lose sight of the primary goal of the educational system.

Driven by Data

Author: Paul Bambrick-Santoyo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470548746
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Offers a practical guide for improving schools dramatically that will enable all students from all backgrounds to achieve at high levels. Includes assessment forms, an index, and a DVD.

Radical Possibilities

Author: Jean Anyon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136202218
Format: PDF
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The core argument of Jean Anyon’s classic Radical Possibilities is deceptively simple: if we do not direct our attention to the ways in which federal and metropolitan policies maintain the poverty that plagues communities in American cities, urban school reform as currently conceived is doomed to fail. With every chapter thoroughly revised and updated, this edition picks up where the 2005 publication left off, including a completely new chapter detailing how three decades of political decisions leading up to the “Great Recession” produced an economic crisis of epic proportions. By tracing the root causes of the financial crisis, Anyon effectively demonstrates the concrete effects of economic decision-making on the education sector, revealing in particular the disastrous impacts of these policies on black and Latino communities. Going beyond lament, Radical Possibilities offers those interested in a better future for the millions of America’s poor families a set of practical and theoretical insights. Expanding on her paradigm for combating educational injustice, Anyon discusses the Occupy Wall Street movement as a recent example of popular resistance in this new edition, set against a larger framework of civil rights history. A ringing call to action, Radical Possibilities reminds readers that throughout U.S. history, equitable public policies have typically been created as a result of the political pressure brought to bear by social movements. Ultimately, Anyon’s revelations teach us that the current moment contains its own very real radical possibilities.

Teaching Students With Gifts and Talents

Author: Bob Algozzine
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483362205
Format: PDF, ePub
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The authors help educators identify gifted and talented students, present effective instructional approaches such as enrichment and acceleration, and review characteristics related to exceptional students.

Teaching students with learning disabilities

Author: James E. Ysseldyke
Publisher: Corwin Pr
ISBN:
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Improve the work habits and study skills of students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD, and advance their performance in reading, writing, and mathematics with the highly effective methods in this guide.

Teaching students with emotional disturbance

Author: Robert Algozzine
Publisher: Corwin Pr
ISBN: 9781412939515
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Show readers how to recognize the cognitive, academic, physical, communicational, and behavioral characteristics of several forms of emotional disturbance and offers specific strategies for responding to such problems as tantrums, disruptiveness, inattention, and task avoidance.