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    Description"Special Education Policy and Practice" addresses the policy shift in special education from procedural compliance to standards-based accountability and the changing conditions of practice under reform. It covers the major problems of implementing reform and presents several practices and models to improve the conditions of special education practice. The authors support a collaborative environment for service delivery and inclusive work atmospheres with research-based instructional practices. The book gives prevention and intervention strategies including specific reading, writing, and mathematics instructional techniques. Other topics include transition, self-determination, school violence, health needs, and literacy instruction for Latino students. The focus in the last part of the book is oriented to human needs and opportunities that will shape special education practice in the future, including individual and environmental conditions. These include welfare of children working across social contexts and providing a planning framework for achieving integrated services. The features include: clear explanation of policy shifts from procedural compliance with federal and state law to academic performance of students with disabilities; recommends strategies for improving academic learning for students with disabilities; considers human needs and environmental conditions that contribute to educational achievement of children; and provides an action-oriented planning framework for achieving integrated services.


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    Title
    Special Education Policy and Practice
    Subtitle
    Accountability, Instruction and Social Challenges
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas M. Skrtic, By (author) Karen R. Harris, By (author) James G. Shriner
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 582
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 930 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780891083108
    ISBN 10: 0891083103
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    Libri: I-ED
    BIC subject category V2: JNS
    DC22: 371.9
    BISAC V2.8: EDU026000, EDU001000
    Thema V1.0: JNS
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    Love Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Love Publishing Co
    Publication date
    31 May 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Denver