Multicultural Special Education : Culturally Responsive Teaching
This comprehsive text is designed for courses in multicultural special education and courses where diversity is the focus when working with students with special needs. Edited by the expert in multicultural special education, each chapter focuses on the fundamental principles of special education and their connection to appropriate educational programming and services for multicultural learners based on the research and experience in the fields of special and general education. Each chapter, written by a well-known researcher in that area, opens with a case and application, and concludes with discussion questions with references fostering the reader to critically think about being responsive to teaching all learners.
- Paperback | 336 pages
- 182.9 x 231.1 x 17.8mm | 589.68g
- 01 Aug 2006
- Pearson Education (US)
- Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
Back cover copy
" Multicultural Special Education Culturally Responsive Teaching " Festus E. Obiakor Because of recent demographic changes in our society, general and special educators are challenged to look for innovative ways to maximize "all "students' potenital in school programs. As a result, there has been a need for culturally responsive resources. "Multicultural Special Education: Culturally Responsive Teaching "is a timely book that examines multiculturalism, disability, and education, and focuses on how general and special education teachers and practitioners can make education better for multicultural learners with and without exceptionalities. This innovative book, written by leaders in the field of Multicultural Special Education, makes the case for educating teachers to work with "all "students. The foundations of this book are based on the following fundamental assumptions that must guide general and special educators and service providers: "All" students can learn in least restrictive environments. "All" learners can maximize their fullest potential when taught by well-prepared teachers. Language is a part of culture and culture is a part of "all "human existence. Education is a powerful tool that advances "all "members of the society. Good teachers are good students who consistently learn how to teach "all "learners. Chapters focus on the multicultural aspects of the federally defined categories of exceptionality, disability throughout the lifespan, and the future perspectives of multicultural education. The book also includes: " Thinking About Multicultural Special Education " --a chapter-opening case study--that sets the stage for themes and ideas presented throughout the chapter " A Culturally Responsive Educator " --strategies at the end of each chapter detailing what to do to be an effective educator " Discussion Questions " that evaluate the reader's knowledge base and advance problem-solving skills To view the website that accompanies this text, please go to http: //www.prenhall.com/obiakor. "
Table of contents
PART I Foundations of Multicultural Special Education Chapter 1 Multicultural Special Education in Today's SchoolsChapter 2 Bilingualism and Special EducationChapter 3 Litigation and Legislation: Impact on Multicultural Special Education PART II Categories of Exceptionalities: Multicultural Perspectives Chapter 4 Working with Multicultural Learners with Communication DisordersChapter 5 Working with Multicultural Learners with Cognitive DisabilitiesChapter 6 Working with Multicultural Learners with Specific Learning DisabilitiesChapter 7 Working with Multicultural Learners with Behavioral ProblemsChapter 8 Working with Multicultural Learners with Gifts and TalentsChapter 9 Working with Multicultural Learners with AutismChapter 10 Working with Multicultural Learners with Traumatic Brain InjuryChapter 11 Working with Multicultural Learners with Physical and Health ImpairmentsChapter 12 Working with Multicultural Learners with Hearing LossChapter 13 Working with Multicultural Learners with Visual Impairments PART III Lifespan Issues and Multicultural Special Education Chapter 14 Early Childhood Multicultural Special EducationChapter 15 Multicultural Special Education Transition ProgrammingChapter 16 Family Empowerment and Multicultural Special EducationChapter 17 Culturally Responsive School Leadership for Exceptional Learners PART IV Future Perspectives of Multicultural Special Education Chapter 18 Transforming Special Education through Culturally Responsive PracticesChapter 19 Teacher Preparation and Multicultural Special EducationChapter 20 Using Technology to Advance Multicultural Special EducationChapter 21 Multicultural Special Education: Future Perspectives