Special Education for Today's Teachers

Special Education for Today's Teachers : An Introduction

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For Introduction to Special Education courses. This exciting new text addresses the need for all people interested in the profession of teaching, whether they are traditional special education majors, traditional general education majors, or alternative certification students. Three themes are integrated throughout the text and in the accompanying technology: reflection, instructional application, and professionalism. Succinct and approachable, this text focuses on the foundations of special education by offering a broad view of educational practice in the classroom and examining the defining characteristics of students with exceptionalities, explains complex issues and content regarding special education and the profession, and each chapter focuses on master teachers in the classroom. In a realistic and applicable manner, readers will learn about the latest information involving the field today, the most valuable content regarding each disability area, research-based practices and practical strategies that they can take into the classroom, and what it means to be a teacher in today's classrooms. A foundations text that will recruit and retain students to the field of teaching special education, this text is one that will engage and impress readers and teachers alike. In step with the most recent legislation and changes in special education, this text will not only provide a solid foundation for students, but will help them to answer the question, "Are you prepared to serve and teach all students?"show more

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  • Paperback | 552 pages
  • 208.3 x 269.2 x 22.9mm | 1,111.31g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0131185608
  • 9780131185609

Table of contents

Part I: Becoming a Professional: What Are the Foundations of Special Education? Chapter 1 Teaching Students with Special Educational Needs: Finding Your Role Chapter 2 Special Education Today: An Unfinished History Part II: Teaching Effectively in the Classroom: What Can You Expect? Chapter 3 Accepting Responsibility for the Learning of All Students: What Does It Mean? Chapter 4 Identification and Planning for Students with Special Needs Chapter 5 Teaching, Learning, and Behavior Management Part III: Meeting the Multiple Needs of Students with Exceptionalities: What Is Effective Practice? Chapter 6 Learning Disabilities Chapter 7 Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities Chapter 8 Mild Intellectual Disabilities Chapter 9 Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders Chapter 10 Autism Spectrum Disorders Chapter 11 Communication Disorders Chapter 12 Severe Intellectual Disabilities and Multiple Disabilities Chapter 13 Sensory Impairments Chapter 14 Physical Disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Chronic Health Disorders Chapter 15 Academically Gifted or Talented Part IV: A Successful Career: Growing in Your Profession Chapter 16 Continuing a Successful Career: Professionalism, Collaborative Support, and Personal Development Appendix A PRAXISTM Standards Appendix B Appendix C Glossary. References. Name Index. Subject Index.show more

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"This book will be the benchmark tool for the field of special education teacher training...I am excited about this book." Blanche Glimps, Tennessee State University "Not only should every pre-service teacher read and study this text, every administrator should do the same...I really like this text. The writing delivers the message. It is what separates this book from so many of the others. The others "talk at students" this one "talks with them." Martha J. Meyer, Butler University "The book is easy to read and provides a wealth of information for the beginning special educator. The balance between theory and practice is excellent...I find the material to be very readable and rich with examples." Ellyn Arwood, University of Portland "I think the authors have done an excellent job integrating professionalism, reflection, and instructional application into all the chapters...The authors have prepared an excellent introductory text." Helen T. Dainty, Tennessee Technological University "The book's positive tone, realistic view of the special educator, and practical applications are an excellent combination...It should be a text that is not sold at the end of the class." Karen B. Clark, Indiana University, South Bendshow more

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