Crucial Readings in Special Education
For master's and doctoral level Introduction to Special Education and Issues in Special Education courses.Based on the most current research, and thoroughly compelling, this inspiring volume offers a broad spectrum of scholarly readings from a diverse group of experts in the fields of Special Education, Sociology, History, Social Work, Psychology, and others. Because a number of serious topics and concerns cut across traditional sub-fields, the 45 essays included here are organized thematically, spanning all of the disability categories and also offering applications for able-bodied learners in an appealing, non-categorical manner. The editors have chosen the primary and secondary readings with the goal of supporting a high level of mature optimism and hope in the field of special education, and to do justice to the complex and uncertain nature of the profession of special educators.
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 188 x 231.1 x 15.2mm | 589.68g
- 01 May 2003
- Pearson Education (US)
- Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
Table of contents
Introduction. Examining the Practical Implications of Special Education Paradigms of Social Thought.PART ONE: SOCIAL, HISTORICAL, THEORETICAL, AND PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF SPECIAL EDUCATION. 1. Historical and Sociological Analyses of Disabilities Issues. 2. Special Education Research and Thought. 3. The Challenge of Disability Studies. 4. Public Policy Issues PART TWO: ISSUES AND INNOVATIONS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION PRACTICES. 5. Transition Issues and Practices. 6. Relationships Between Schools and Parents, Families, and Communities. 7. Instructional Practices. 8. Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Issues in the Classroom. References.