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Educational Outcomes For Students With Disabilities

Author : James E Ysseldyke
ISBN : 9781136588655
Genre : Education
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Educational Outcomes for Students With Disabilities provides readers with the most current perspectives on outcomes that are certain to have an influence on the services they provide. A shift from a focus on the process of education for students with disabilities to a focus on measurable outcomes is occurring and is permeating every level of education, from policy on down to the classroom. This book helps readers think about and prepare for changes in how they provide services. To begin preparing readers for change, the book presents a wide range of topics, beginning with clarifying definitions and historical groundings for the emphasis on outcomes. The authors cover everything from a perspective on the controversial Outcome Based Education (OBE) approach to guidelines on how to use existing data on outcomes. Ways to think about outcomes beyond academics and in alternative settings are addressed as well. Chapters also address different perspectives on what outcomes should be for even young children with disabilities. The contributing authors of this book represent a range of professionals--researchers, policymakers, advocates--whose work helps support student attainment of positive educational outcomes. Individual subjects addressed include: assessment data collection standards opportunity to learn outcome based education (OBE) school reform alternative programs indicators accountability Educational Outcomes for Students With Disabilities is a current synthesis of what specialists know about educational outcomes for students with disabilities. It highlights how new ideas will change how school personnel--school counselors and psychologists; supervisors; social workers; speech and language therapists; occupational and physical therapists; and SEA/LEA administrators--educate their students with disabilities.

Making It Happen

Author : Michael L. Wehmeyer
ISBN : 1557663300
Genre : Education
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Filled with instructional materials and activities, this book shows you how to promote active student involvement in educational planning and decision making. The authors provide you with an overview of information supporting the positive effects of student-directed learning on- motivation- achievement- self-determination- educational outcomesThen, they give you both general and specific procedures for overcoming barriers and achieving student participation. Personal testimony from a student with Down syndrome who has been actively involved in her own educational planning reveals the long-term benefits of these efforts.

Ending Discrimination In Special Education

Author : Herbert Grossman
ISBN : 9780398083687
Genre : Discrimination in education
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In this new edition, the author goes into more detail about the solutions to the problems identified in the book. The author, a clinical psychologist and special educator, points out the enormous disparities between the school experiences and educational outcomes for poor, non-European American, immigrant, rural, and limited-English proficient students with disabilities and their European American middle- and upper class peers. He also discusses the impacts of race and class prejudice and teacher expectations on the educational outcomes of students from impoverished and minority backgrounds via international comparisons and several case studies that illustrate the manner in which educational placement and support systems affect student outcomes. Grossman challenges all special educators to take the bold steps necessary to end the inequities experienced by low income and minority students in special education. The author makes three strong contentions. The first is that some students who do not need special education are inappropriately placed, whereas others may be overlooked. Second, he asserts that special education strategies are not equally effective across socioeconomic status, English language proficiency, and ethnicity. Finally, he calls into question many of the professional practices of teachers, psychologists, administrators, and professors who serve exceptional populations. The author provides many personal accounts of events and experiences that capture the essence of what he speaks of in this book. The content of this book is information to which all educators working with ethnically, culturally and linguistically diverse children should have access. It is informative and presented in a no-nonsense fashion. The reader learns a great deal about practices that do indeed impede the academic achievement and school success of students with special needs from minority and traditionally underrepresented groups. The text can be used as supplemental reading in pre-service courses for general or special education. It is easy to read and cites many examples to reduce any possibility of misinterpretation. Teacher educators will find it especially useful as a tool to generate discussion on the difficult and threatening topics and issues associated with discrimination in public education as a whole and special education in particular. It will be of interest to special educators and administrators at all levels.

Curriculum Assessment And Instruction For Students With Disabilities

Author : June L. Bigge
ISBN : UOM:39015048761327
Genre : Education
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This book combines curriculum and instruction studies with assessment, and assessment is very popular in higher education today. New laws in special education focus on assessment, and the new tools and forms are given here in this text. Strategies and practical applications for teaching special education are combined in one source. The theories for teaching exceptional learners and the assessment applications to do it are merged for the special education major and the elementary education major just taking their one mandatory introductory course.

Accessing The General Curriculum

Author : Victor Nolet
ISBN : 9781483351810
Genre : Education
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Featuring updated strategies for fitting special education into frameworks created by standards and assessments, this indispensable resource shows teachers how to achieve expected results with all students.

Research In Special Education

Author : Phillip D. Rumrill
ISBN : 9780398086053
Genre : Electronic books
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The goal of this second edition is to provide a comprehensive overview of the philosophical, ethical, methodological, and analytical fundamentals of social science and educational research, as well as specify aspects of special education research that distinguish it from scientific inquiry in other fields of education and human services. Foremost among these distinctions are the research beneficiaries: children with disabilities, their parents, and special educators; the availability of federal funds for research and demonstration projects that seek to improve educational outcomes for children with disabilities; and the historical, philosophical, and legislative bases for the profession of special education. This new edition represents a revision of over 40 percent of the text, with all chapters thoroughly updated with new developments in research topics, designs, and methods that have emerged over the past decade in the field of special education. Also presented is considerable text related to evidence-based practice and quality indicators for special education research in a design-specific context. In offering a broad-based examination of the role of scientific inquiry in contemporary special education, this new edition serves as a text and resource guide for graduate-level students, practitioners, and teachers in the fields of special education, disability studies, early intervention, school psychology, and child and family services. Further, the book aims to not only orient the student or practitioner to the fundamentals of research design, but also introduce him or her to the professional literature in this dynamic field.

Mainstream Or Special

Author : Josephine C. Jenkinson
ISBN : 0415128358
Genre : Education
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Examining how Australia, the UK and Canada have tried to meet the needs of pupils with special educational needs, this book looks at the major issues, types of provisions and resourcing which have been offered and a vision of the future.

Educating One All Students With Disabilities And Standards Based Reform Executive Summary

Author : Margaret J. McLaughlin Lorraine M. McDonnell (and Patricia Morison, editors)
ISBN : NAP:11940
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Minority Students In Special And Gifted Education

Author : National Research Council
ISBN : 9780309170819
Genre : Social Science
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Special education and gifted and talented programs were designed for children whose educational needs are not well met in regular classrooms. From their inceptions, these programs have had disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic minority students. What causes this disproportion? Is it a problem? Minority Students in Special and Gifted Education considers possible contributors to that disparity, including early biological and environmental influences and inequities in opportunities for preschool and K-12 education, as well as the possibilities of bias in the referral and assessment system that leads to placement in special programs. It examines the data on early childhood experience, on differences in educational opportunity, and on referral and placement. The book also considers whether disproportionate representation should be considered a problem. Do special education programs provide valuable educational services, or do they set students off on a path of lower educational expectations? Would students not now placed in gifted and talented programs benefit from raised expectations, more rigorous classes, and the gifted label, or would they suffer failure in classes for which they are unprepared? By examining this important problem in U.S. education and making recommendations for early intervention and general education, as well as for changes in referral and assessment processes, Minority Students in Special and Gifted Education will be an indispensable resource to educators throughout the nation, as well as to policy makers at all levels, from schools and school districts to the state and federal governments.

Disability Classification In Education

Author : Lani Florian
ISBN : 9781452280677
Genre : Education
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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.

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