Curricula for Students with Severe Disabilities

Curricula for Students with Severe Disabilities : Narratives of Standards-Referenced Good Practice

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Students with severe disabilities comprise 2 percent of the population of learners who are impacted by intellectual, communicative, social, emotional, physical, sensory and medical issues. Increasingly, however, teachers are required to meet the challenges of creating a pedagogical balance between an individual student's strengths, needs and preferences, and core academic curricula. The need to embrace the current initiative of curriculum state standards in the debate of curricula relevance, breadth, balance and depth for students with severe disabilities is not just timely-it contributes to the evolving debate of what constitutes an appropriate curriculum for severely disabled learners. Curricula for Students with Severe Disabilities supports the development of greater understandings of the role that state curriculum standards play in the pedagogical decision-making for students with severe intellectual disabilities. The book first discusses the nature and needs of these students, the curriculum for this group of learners and the recent contributions of state curriculum standards, before presenting narratives of real classrooms, teachers and students who have meaningfully integrated state curriculum standards at the kindergarten, elementary and high school more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12.7mm | 505g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 27 black & white illustrations, 40 black & white tables, 19 black & white halftones, 8 black & white line drawings
  • 1138811920
  • 9781138811928

About Phyllis Jones

Phyllis Jones is a Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of South Florida, more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Section One Introduction Chapter One: The Changing Landscape of Teaching: What are the issues? Chapter Two: Building Understandings of Students Chapter Three: Curriculum Considerations and Pedagogical Decision Making Chapter Four: What Are Curriculum Content Standards? Section Two Introduction Chapter Five: Fact or Fiction with Vilmary Tautiva Chapter Six: Hatchet with Lora Reese Chapter Seven: Rhyming Literary Device: Green Eggs and Ham with David Hass Chapter Eight: Difficult Decisions? Let's Graph it Out! with Krysta Avery Chapter Nine: Perfect Pairs: Finding Animals on the Coordinate Plane with Kristen Kasha Chapter Ten: "It's in the Bag": Using Measurement to Decorate Shopping Bags with Helen Pastoreshow more