Inclusive Education for the 21st Century A New Introduction to Special Education

ISBN-10: 0534238203

ISBN-13: 9780534238209

Edition: 2000

Authors: Nancy K. French, Elizabeth B. Kozleski, Deanna J. Sands

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The authors challenge pre-service special education and regular education teachers to develop the knowledge and skills to produce and support "inclusive school communities." Pre-service teachers are introduced to the inclusive community philosophy?include everyone, regardless of intelligence, disability, ethnicity?in supportive, mainstream classrooms and schools in which all student needs are met and all students are offered the same opportunities for success. To meet this growing challenge, the teacher-to-be must embody concepts of inclusion, community, collaboration, democracy, and diversity. Sands, Kozleski and French not only discuss and advocate "inclusion," but go beyond to advocate inclusive school communities, which is both a process and an outcome-providing all students with access to broad educational opportunities.
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List price: $263.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/18/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

An Ecological Approach to Education
Schooling in the 21st Century
A Visit with Judy Heumann
Challenging the Status Quo
The Need for Educational Reform
Challenges to the Special Education System
Inclusive School Communities as a Context for Reform
Educational Outcomes for All Learners
Quality of Life
The Influence of Culture, Language, and Ethnicity
Chapter Summary
Instructional Activity: The Media Portfolio
Instructional Activity: Understanding Disability Through Case Studies
Public Policy and Students with Disabilities
Knowledge Makes a Difference for All
The Relationship Among Laws, Regulations, and Practices
Historical Context: From ESEA to ADA
An In-Depth Look at Section 504 and ADA
An In-Depth Look at IDEA 97
Chapter Summary
Instructional Activity: Legal Bases for Access and Education for Individuals with Disabilities
Involving Families in School
A Family's Story
Understanding Families
External Influences on Families
The Impact of Children with Disabilities on Families
Family Support Systems
Family-School Partnerships
Chapter Summary
Instructional Activity: The Family Panel
National Disability Organizations and Agencies
Tools for Constructing Inclusive School Communities
Collaboration in the Classroom
The Spirit of Community and Inclusion in Schools
The Changing Roles of Team Members
Developing Collaborative Skills
Chapter Summary
Instructional Activity: Problem Solving with a Transdisciplinary Team: The Fishbowl
Schooling the Whole Child
A Student-Centered Approach to Understanding Needs
The Nature of Learning
Learning and Disability
The Cognitive Domain
The Affective Domain
The Communicative Domain
The Physical Domain
Addressing the Four Domains of the Whole Child
Chapter Summary
Instructional Activity: Self-Analysis of Learning Preferences
Strategies for Inclusive Schools
Developing Building and Classroom Strategies to Support All Learners
Fundamental Assumptions About Students' Behavior
Building-Level Supports
Classroom Community Supports
Proactive Behavioral Supports
Individual Behavior Support Plans
Chapter Summary
Instructional Activity: Creating an Action Plan to Improve Peter's Classroom Community
Using Assessment to Make Instructional Decisions
Assessing Students
What Is Assessment, and Why Do We Do It?
Assessment in Inclusive Classrooms
Informal Assessment Tools
Chapter Summary
Instructional Activity: Assessing Your Assessment Skills
Assessing for Eligibility and Program Planning
Kathy Herman Remembers Her Staffing
Eligibility Assessment for Special Education
Formal Assessment Tools
Assessment of Cognitive, Affective, Communicative, and Physical Needs
Chapter Summary
Instructional Activity: Identifying Individual Student Needs
Developing Responsive Curricula for Diverse Learners
Views of a Special Education Teacher
An Overview of Curriculum Theory
Current Curricular Approaches in Special Education
An Inclusionary Approach to the Curriculum
Building-Level Curriculum Decisions in Inclusive Schools
Classroom-Level Curriculum Decisions in Inclusive Schools
Chapter Summary
Instructional Activity: Creating Your Own School
Developing Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners
Interview with a Student with Learning Disabilities
Families of Instruction
Instructional Planning Using RSVP
Implementing Instruction
Evaluating Instruction
Chapter Summary
Instructional Activity: Carousel Brainstorming
Examples of Strategies from the Social Family
Examples of Strategies from the Information Processing Family
Putting It All Together
Meeting the Needs of All Learners
Four Frameworks for Dialog, Four Arenas for Action
Changing Schools in a Diverse Society
A Personal Perspective on the Challenges of Diversity
Using Multiple Vantage Points to Understand Educational Issues
Your Story
Chapter Summary
Instructional Activity: Making Sense of It All
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