Current Issues And Trends In Special Education

Author: Festus E. Obiakor
Editor: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1848556683
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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

Author: David F. Bateman
Editor: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1544302029
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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 Special Education

Author: Festus E. Obiakor
Editor: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1849509549
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The field of special education constantly changes as a result of legislation, instructional formats and the research investigations. Addressing the issues and trends in special education, this title covers research, technology, and teacher preparation.

Current Issues And Trends In Education

Author: Jerry Aldridge
Editor: Pearson College Division
ISBN:
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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!

Handbook Of Special Education

Author: James M. Kauffman
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136869611
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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.

Critical Issues In Special Education

Author: Audrey McCray Sorrells
Editor: Allyn & Bacon
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This book represents the contributions of prominent researchers, teacher educators, policy makers, teachers, and parents on current and emerging issues facing the field of special education, and their critical thinking on how to ensure that students with disabilities receive free appropriate education in the least restrictive environment. The authors present divergent perspectives on the issues and concerns, including: (a) the emergence of more constructivistic instruction approaches that focus increasingly on higher order thinking; (b) new organization structures for administering schools; (c) standards-based reform and the use of high stakes testing for evaluating students; (d) the changing population and the increasingly diverse demographics of the students served in the public schools; (e) the onset of the information age and the increasingly visible role of technology in the schools and the workplace; (f) concerns about student discipline and violence in schools; (g) the continuing shortage of qualified and certified special education teachers, and (h) trends in higher education focused on the reform of teacher education such as changing standards for knowledge and skills, preparing teachers for changing roles as mentors, and changes in the teacher education process that may have precipitated or influenced issues in the field. For special education providers such as parents and teachers and for anyone interested in the field of special education.

Current Issues And Trends In Special Education

Author: Festus E. Obiakor
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The Ethics Of Special Education

Author: Kenneth R. Howe
Editor: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 080777684X
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Since publication of the original edition of this book, there have been significant changes across the landscape of special education. This new edition addresses those changes and revisits enduring ethical issues that are most salient and pressing to special education teachers and administrators. Using a case-based approach, this popular text encourages students to reason and collaborate about ethical issues rather than simply master a set of principles and precepts. The issues highlighted in this volume include due process, the distribution of educational resources, institutional unresponsiveness, professional relationships, conflicts among parents and teachers, and confidentiality. The Ethics of Special Education emphasizes the perspectives and predicaments of special educators, but is also germane to the professional lives of a much wider range of individuals, from classroom teachers engaged in inclusion to administrators and school psychologists involved in negotiating IEPs (Individualized Education Programs). “Readers of The Ethics of Special Education will find real-world ethical dilemmas that reflect the current laws and trends in special education policy and practice. As a researcher in the field, a lawyer, a former teacher, and as a parent, I recommend this book for all those who help students with disabilities succeed in life. This casebook highlights the importance of reasoned exploration and empathy when attempting to solve the kind of hard questions faced by members of school communities across the nation. There are no simple answers, but for all stakeholders, this book will help you develop a clearer understanding of sound approaches to the difficult problems that you will likely grapple with.” —Daniel Losen, director, Center for Civil Rights Remedies “Opportunities to access, participate, and learn alongside a diverse range of public school students are vital to the success of students who have dis/abilities. It has never been more important for educators to work deliberately and ethically to ensure that their choices for curriculum, pedagogies, and learning outcomes benefit the learners they serve. Neoliberal politics, raced assumptions about what counts as learning, and the forced march towards globalization challenge educators. Decisions about who enters special education, for what purpose and whose benefit, are fraught. Howe and Boele’s new edition extends the vision that Miramontes had for schools that embraced all who entered.” —Elizabeth B. Kozleski, University of Kansas

Assessing Students With Special Needs

Author: James A. McLoughlin
Editor: Prentice Hall
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This text not only combines current coverage of formal and informal assessment to meet federal initiatives, but "Assessing Students with Special Needs, " Sixth Edition, takes extra steps showing how to really use assessments and their results to improve education for students with special needs. The sixth edition prepares teachers and assessment professionals for all aspects of the assessment process--from identifying students with special needs to monitoring, accommodating, and evaluating assessment tools, based on the Assessment Question Model listed on the inside front cover of this text. Features of the sixth edition of this accessible, comprehensive text include: Up-to-date coverage of the latest laws and regulations impacting how, when, and why students are assessed A thorough discussion of CEC skills and knowledge competencies related to assessment Over 200 formal and informal tools, including the most commonly used assessments, emphasizing how they fit into the overall assessment process "Assessment in Action" cases to encourage critical thinking about assessing students with special needs More coverage on alternate assessments including observation, criterion-referenced testing, curriculum-based and portfolio assessment How to develop collaborative partnerships when assessing students with special needs A robust, text-specific website at www.prenhall.com/mcloughlin

Reform Inclusion And Teacher Education

Author: Christine Forlin
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134040636
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This ground-breaking book considers current perspectives on special education reform in the Asia-Pacific region. It has a major focus on a new era of special education, and how this relates to education reform towards inclusive education. With major changes being proposed under current educational reform and confusion as to how to instigate these measures, this book provides ways to better prepare teachers. It is helpfully divided into three different sections of education reform: "Education Reform in the Asia-Pacific region" reviews broad trends and issues in special education across the region, including Taiwan, Korea, Australia, India, China and Hong Kong. "Preparing Teachers to work in Inclusive Classrooms" focuses on curricula and pedagogical practices for teacher education. This section considers different approaches to preparing teachers such as cross-categorical, collaborative, innovations, and the impact of teachers’ attitudes, perceptions and concerns on inclusion. "Effective Special & Inclusive Practices" draws upon evidence–based research to provide best practice models to assist in developing inclusive school communities. Each section addresses a list of objectives and questions; suggests best practice pedagogy; and concludes with a support section with useful websites and suggested professional development activities. This book will interest teachers, teacher educators, university lecturers in education and post graduate students.

History Of Special Education

Author: Anthony F. Rotatori
Editor: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 0857246291
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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.

Current Issues Trends In Special Education

Author: Renitta L. Goldman
Editor: Seacoast Publishing
ISBN: 9781594210419
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The Praeger International Handbook Of Special Education 3 Volumes

Author: Michael L. Wehmeyer
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440831149
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This handbook provides a concise overview of special education services in countries across the world, using the Article on Education in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as the analytical frame. • Provides a comprehensive scope and broad coverage that addresses more than 70 countries, regions, and provinces across virtually every part of the world • Offers information on each nation or area on the public education system, private education system, special education system, teacher training requirements, and barriers to inclusive and special education • Presents both information about current practices in special education and promising new trends likely to take hold in the future

Fundamentals Of Special Education

Author: Margaret G. Werts
Editor: Prentice Hall
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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.

Disability Classification In Education

Author: Lani Florian
Editor: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412938767
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This edited volume examines current disability classification systems, the dilemmas educators face in categorizing students with special needs, and alternative options based on recent challenges and trends.

The Sage Handbook Of Special Education

Author: Lani Florian
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1473971292
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The second edition of The SAGE Handbook of Special Education provides a comprehensive overview of special education, offering a wide range of views on key issues from all over the world. The contributors bring together up-to-date theory, research and innovations in practice, with an emphasis on future directions for the role of special education in a global context of inclusion. This brand new edition features: " New chapters on families, interagency collaboration and issues of lifelong learning " The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities " Policy reform proposals " Equity and social justice in education " The impact of new thinking on assessment " Issues and developments in classification " The preparation and qualifications that teachers need The Handbook's breadth, clarity and academic rigour will make it essential reading for researchers and postgraduate students, and also for practitioners, teachers, school managers and administrators.

Research In Special Education Directory Of Current Projects

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Major Trends And Issues In Early Childhood Education

Author: Joan P. Isenberg
Editor: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807743508
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Integrating Faith And Special Education

Author: Bennett Nworie
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498238386
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There is an inherent connection between the Christian faith and special education. For example, both focus on the worth of the individual. Both also focus on fairness and on caring for, or helping, the weak. Similarly, both aim to equip and support others. This book helps the readers perceive this integral relationship that exists between the Christian faith and the special education discipline. This book utilizes the chapters that stem from real life professional experiences and scholarship of the contributors to model and encourage special education practice from a Christian faith angle. It is our view that special education practiced from this faith perspective will transform what is currently accepted as best practice, into a new system of special education experience that is wholesome, biblically-based, and characteristic of Shalom as wholeness (not just peace). Shalom in this sense has strong relevance in both the Christian faith and special education. The first three chapters highlight the connection between special education and Christian theology, and draw attention to the pivotal role worldview plays in being an effective special educator. The bulk of the body of the text looks at different aspects of instructional effectiveness in special education from a Christian faith perspective.

Globalization Education And Social Justice

Author: Joseph Zajda
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9048132215
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Globalization, Education and Social Justice, which is the tenth volume in the 12-volume book series Globalisation, Comparative Education and Policy Research, presents up-to-date scholarly research on major discourses concerning global trends in education, social justice and policy research. It provides an easily accessible, practical yet scholarly source of information about the international concern in the field of social justice, globalisation, and policy research. Above all, the book offers the latest findings to the critical issues in education and social justice globally. It is a sourcebook of ideas for researchers, practitioners and policy makers in education, globalisation and social justice education reforms around the world. It offers a timely overview of current issues in social justice affecting education policy research in the global culture. It provides directions in education, and policy research, relevant to transformational educational reforms in the 21st century. The book critically examines the overall interplay between globalisation, education reforms, and social justice. It draws upon recent studies in the areas of globalisation, social justice education reforms and the role of the State. It explores conceptual frameworks and methodological approaches applicable in the research covering the State, globalisation, equity, education, and social justice. It demonstrates the neo-liberal ideological imperatives of education and policy reforms, and illustrates the way the relationship between the State and education policy affects current models and trends in education reforms for social justice and schooling globally. Various book chapters critique the dominant discourses and debates pertaining to the politics of social justice and education globally and the newly constructed and re-invented models of neo-liberal ideology in education and policy reforms. Using a number of diverse paradigms in comparative education research, ranging from critical theory to post-structuralist discourses, the authors, by focusing on globalisation, social justice and democracy, attempt to examine critically both the reasons and outcomes of education reforms and policy change for social justice. The volume offers a more informed critique on the Western-driven models of education reforms and implications for social justice. The book also draws upon recent studies in the areas of equity, cultural capital and dominant ideologies in education. The general intention is to make Globalization, Education and Social Justice available to a broad spectrum of users among policy-makers, academics, graduate students, education policy researchers, administrators, and practitioners in the education and related professions.