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Current Issues and Trends in Special Education.

Current Issues and Trends in Special Education.

Author: Festus E. Obiakor

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781848556683

Category: Law

Page: 252

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The field of special education constantly changes as a result of legislation, instructional formats and research investigations. Addressing the issues and trends in Special Education, this title covers identification, assessment and instruction. It also covers research, technology, and teacher preparation.

Current Trends and Legal Issues in Special Education

Current Trends and Legal Issues in Special Education

Author: David F. Bateman

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781544302027

Category: Education

Page: 296

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Building and supporting effective special education programs School leaders and special educators are expected to be experts on all levels and types of special education law and services, types of disability, and aspects of academic and functional programming. With the increasing demands of the job and the ever-changing legal and educational climate, few feel adequately prepared to meet the demands. Trends and Legal Issues in Special Education helps you build and support timely, legally sound, and effective special education services and programs. Readers will find: the most up-to-date information on how to effectively implement special education programs, processes, and procedures examination of a wide variety of issues, from developing and implementing individual education programs (IEPs) that confer a free appropriate public education, Section 504, least restrictive environment (LRE), and successfully collaborating with parents, to issues regarding accountability, staffing, bullying, early childhood special education, multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS), evidence-based practices, transition, discipline, and the school-to-prison pipeline extensive references and resources

Current Issues and Trends in Education

Current Issues and Trends in Education

Author: Jerry Aldridge

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114430601

Category: Education

Page: 205

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Current Issues and Trends in Education synthesizes political, theoretical, social, and practical topics in a 21st Century context and addresses multicultural education, technology, and gender issues. This text is accessible enough to be used in an introductory education class and yet sophisticated enough to serve as a graduate textbook. It is comprehensive in dealing with issues facing educators today, such as demographics, changing perceptions and research in human development and learning, and education in nontraditional settings. NEW to this Edition: New chapter (6) on assessment includes discussion of questionable testing practices. New chapter (7) reflects current events such as the impact of No Child Left Behind, including Highly Qualified Teachers, PRAXIS and teacher testing ). Chapter on developmentally appropriate practice (8)has been updated and expanded to include best practice guidelines for a wider age range of students. Discusses the pros and cons of technology as it relates to education, including topics ranging from assistive technology to Internet abuse and iPod mania. Addresses teachers', students', and parents' rights and responsibilities, including attitudes and dispositions, effective communication, and active participation versus passive/victim mentality. Provides new ways of looking at the organization of schools, including the pros and cons of various issues related to teacher education. Covers current theories related to education, including change theory and attribution theory. Package this text with [ Insert MyLabSchool Logo ] -a powerful set of online tools that bring the classroom to life! Visit www.mylabschool.com for more information!

Current Trends and Legal Issues in Special Education

Current Trends and Legal Issues in Special Education

Author: David F. Bateman

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781544302034

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 854

Building and supporting effective special education programs School leaders and special educators are expected to be experts on all levels and types of special education law and services, types of disability, and aspects of academic and functional programming. With the increasing demands of the job and the ever-changing legal and educational climate, few feel adequately prepared to meet the demands. Trends and Legal Issues in Special Education helps you build and support timely, legally sound, and effective special education services and programs. Readers will find: the most up-to-date information on how to effectively implement special education programs, processes, and procedures examination of a wide variety of issues, from developing and implementing individual education programs (IEPs) that confer a free appropriate public education, Section 504, least restrictive environment (LRE), and successfully collaborating with parents, to issues regarding accountability, staffing, bullying, early childhood special education, multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS), evidence-based practices, transition, discipline, and the school-to-prison pipeline extensive references and resources

History of Special Education

History of Special Education

Author: Anthony F. Rotatori

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9780857246301

Category: Education

Page: 390

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Examines the history of special education by categorical areas (for example, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, and Autistic Spectrum Disorders). This title includes chapters on the changing philosophy related to educating students with exceptionalities as well as a history of legal and legislation content concerned with special education.

Handbook of Special Education

Handbook of Special Education

Author: James M. Kauffman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315517681

Category: Education

Page: 942

View: 299

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.

Encyclopedia of African American Education

Encyclopedia of African American Education

Author: Kofi Lomotey

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412940504

Category: Education

Page: 1111

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The Encyclopedia of African American Education covers educational institutions at every level, from preschool through graduate and professional training, with special attention to historically black and predominantly black colleges and universities. Other entries cover individuals, organizations, associations, and publications that have had a significant impact on African American education. The Encyclopedia also presents information on public policy affecting the education of African Americans, including both court decisions and legislation. It includes a discussion of curriculum, concepts, theories, and alternative models of education, and addresses the topics of gender and sexual orientation, religion, and the media. The Encyclopedia also includes a Reader's Guide, provided to help readers find entries on related topics. It classifies entries in sixteen categories: " Alternative Educational Models " Associations and Organizations " Biographies " Collegiate Education " Curriculum " Economics " Gender " Graduate and Professional Education " Historically Black Colleges and Universities " Legal Cases " Pre-Collegiate Education " Psychology and Human Development " Public Policy " Publications " Religious Institutions " Segregation/Desegregation. Some entries appear in more than one category. This two-volume reference work will be an invaluable resource not only for educators and students but for all readers who seek an understanding of African American education both historically and in the 21st century.

Handbook of Special Education

Handbook of Special Education

Author: James M. Kauffman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136869617

Category: Education

Page: 824

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Special education is now an established part of public education in the United States—by law and by custom. However, it is still widely misunderstood and continues to be dogged by controversies related to such things as categorization, grouping, assessment, placement, funding, instruction, and a variety of legal issues. The purpose of this 13-part, 57-chapter handbook is to help profile and bring greater clarity to this sprawling and growing field. 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. Key features include: Comprehensive Coverage—Fifty-seven chapters cover all aspects of special education in the United States including cultural and international comparisons. Issues & Trends—In addition to synthesizing empirical findings and providing a critical analysis of the status and direction of current research, chapter authors discuss issues related to practice and reflect on trends in thinking. Categorical Chapters—In order to provide a comprehensive and comparative treatment of the twelve categorical chapters in section IV, chapter authors were asked to follow a consistent outline: Definition, Causal Factors, Identification, Behavioral Characteristics, Assessment, Educational Programming, and Trends and Issues. Expertise—Edited by two of the most accomplished scholars in special education, chapter authors include a carefully chosen mixture of established and rising young stars in the field. This book is an appropriate reference volume for anyone (researchers, scholars, graduate students, practitioners, policy makers, and parents) interested in the state of special education today: its research base, current issues and practices, and future trends. It is also appropriate as a textbook for graduate level courses in special education.

Fundamentals of Special Education

Fundamentals of Special Education

Author: Margaret G. Werts

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UVA:X030112870

Category: Education

Page: 486

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Fundamentals of Special Education: What Every Teacher Needs to Know gathers into one source the critical information needed to understand students with disabilities. Written to be concise yet complete, it is an essential resource for educators because it provides the basic parameters of each disability area and defines the issues that impact current interventions and practices. This new edition addresses the latest laws in special education (such as the reauthorization of IDEA and NCLB), includes a new chapter on autism spectrum disorders, and contains additional information on collaboration with families and other service professionals.