Building Inclusive Schools

Author: Ann T. Halvorson
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205627646
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Building Inclusive Schools. Written as a guide for pre-service teachers as well as teachers, administrators, service providers, parents, school site teams, systems change and professional development coordinators, this book presents the best research-based strategies for implementing inclusion or planning for new inclusive efforts at the school or district level. In the second edition of Building Inclusive Schools, the authors outline specific steps and processes to help educators unify the systems and resources around them to promote the academic achievement of all students, including students from at-risk situations, and students with mild as well as severe disabilities. Based on years of classroom reasearch the authors include discussions and plans to address today's most pressing topics, including: Response to Intervention, Universal Design, Differentiated, standards-based instruction with adaptation, Student-Led IEPs, Service Learning and Character Education, Positive Behavioral Supports, co-teaching, and Empowerment Evaluation. The result is a resource that aides in the development and execution of a state of the art model for curriculum and isntruction and supports the goals of staff developers and school teams in their efforts to improve student success. What's New to this Edition? Standards-based differentiated instruction across students and grade levels illustrates how to apply curriculum standards and provide systematic instruction within general education classrooms at all levels;(also provides overview of Universal Design, Response to Intervention; examples of adapted lessons; differences between accommodation and modification, use of assistive technology.) Whole school reform with inclusive services are linked to NCLB and IDEA 04 as well as to methods for accountability at student and school level, providing examples of measurement tools and processes. Delineates a process for using parent and student input in designing inclusive educational programs that ensures attention to quality of life. Web-based resources are provided for each topic, thus enabling instructors, teachers, school teams, parents and administrators to expand on the books themes Operationalizes concepts from the updated literature review of evidence-based practices across curriculum, systematic instruction within general education classes, expansion of individual and schoolwide positive behavior support, peer relationships, school reform, collaboration and personnel support services as well as service delivery approaches. Demonstrates the application of positive behavior change in inclusive schools including school-wide positive behavioral supports for all students.

Handbook Of Developmental Disabilities

Author: Samuel L. Odom
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606232487
Size: 44.83 MB
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Handbook Of Developmental Disabilities. This authoritative handbook reviews the breadth of current knowledge about developmental disabilities: neuroscientific and genetic foundations; the impact on health, learning, and behavior; and effective educational and clinical practices. Leading authorities analyze what works in intervening with diverse children and families, from infancy through the school years and the transition to adulthood. Chapters present established and emerging approaches to promoting communication and language abilities, academic skills, positive social relationships, and vocational and independent living skills. Current practices in positive behavior support are discussed, as are strategies for supporting family adaptation and resilience.

Handbook Of Effective Inclusive Schools

Author: James McLeskey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136242430
Size: 37.19 MB
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Handbook Of Effective Inclusive Schools. Over the last decade, the educational context for students with disabilities has significantly changed primarily as a result of mandates contained in NCLB and IDEA. The purpose of this book is to summarize the research literature regarding how students might be provided classrooms and schools that are both inclusive and effective. Inclusive schools are defined as places where students with disabilities are valued and active participants in academic and social activities and are given supports that help them succeed. Effectiveness is addressed within the current movement toward multi-tiered systems of support and evidence-based practices that meet the demands of high-stakes accountability.

Inclusion A Service Not A Place

Author: Dorothy Kerzner Lipsky
Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing
ISBN: 1935609580
Size: 47.89 MB
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Inclusion A Service Not A Place. Newly revised and updated for 2012, Inclusion: A Service Not a Place guides educators in taking a whole school approach to inclusion that positions students as the centerpiece of educational decision making. Authors Dorothy Kerzner Lipsky and Alan Gardner reinforce the need for inclusion and explain what educators must do to ensure all students have full access to the entire general education curriculum. The book supports the implementation of inclusive practices by presenting the following:A definition and description of inclusive practice The relationship of inclusion to IDEA and NCLB Best practices, based upon experience and current research Roles and responsibilities of various school personnel, including administrators, related services providers, and clinicians Parental roles and responsibilities Exploration of interventions, with a major focus on RTI and PBIS Reproducible forms for structuring inclusive classrooms Additional resources for specific topics, including a listing of organizations, videos, web sites, and a glossary

Differentiated Instruction Guide For Inclusive Teaching

Author: Anne M. Moll
Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing
ISBN: 9781887943642
Size: 41.53 MB
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Differentiated Instruction Guide For Inclusive Teaching. Focuses on specific questions and corresponding actions teachers must take for differentiating instruction in the general ed. curriculum for students with disabilities & for all other students who are experiencing difficulty learning.

Demystifying Secondary Inclusion

Author: Lisa Dieker
Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing
ISBN: 1935609785
Size: 37.69 MB
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Demystifying Secondary Inclusion. In the second edition of Demystifying Secondary Inclusion, acclaimed author, professor and teacher trainer, Dr. Lisa Dieker, provides practical, realistic and helpful ideas and techniques for including students with disabilities in the general education classroom. In truly inclusive classrooms, teachers focus on practices that are proven and promising for all students. Teachers understand the individualistic nature of learners, put students at the center of planning and instruction, and accept responsibility for teaching each and every student. Chapters 1-3 of Demystifying Secondary Inclusion detail ways of ensuring that students with disabilities are included in the general education environment. In Chapters 4-7, additional instructional strategies for embracing all learners are presented. This section also focuses on creating an inclusive classroom climate that facilitates successful learning outcomes. Chapter 8 provides concrete ways to prepare staff for the process of developing and maintaining an inclusive environment and offers examples of successful practices from strong schools. Each chapter ends with a set of questions to encourage reflection on current practice. Seven overarching and interdependent topics provide the basic structure for inclusion outlined in Demystifying Secondary Inclusion. These include: Creating an inclusive school-wide culture Celebrating the success of all students Developing interdisciplinary collaboration Implementing effective co-teaching Establishing acting learning environments Implementing successful instruction Improving grading and assessments The book specifically addresses the most frequent obstacles to inclusion at the secondary level and provides hands-on strategies for improving the teaching-learning process.

Successful Transition Programs

Author: John McDonnell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412960215
Size: 45.23 MB
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Successful Transition Programs. Transitions for Students with Severe Disabilities presents transition programs for students with moderate and severe disabilities from school to community life. Taking the position that the most effective transition programs are those that cumulatively build on the capacity of students for employment, community living, and citizenship, the authors address the full range of curricular and instructional issues that face professionals working in primary school, secondary school, and post-A level programmes.

K 12 Education Concepts Methodologies Tools And Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466645032
Size: 75.46 MB
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K 12 Education Concepts Methodologies Tools And Applications. Primary and Secondary education is a formative time for young students. Lessons learned before the rigors of higher education help to inform learners’ future successes, and the increasing prevalence of learning tools and technologies can both help and hinder students in their endeavors. K-12 Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications investigates the latest advances in online and mobile learning, as well as pedagogies and ontologies influenced by current developments in information and communication technologies, enabling teachers, students, and administrators to make the most of their educational experience. This multivolume work presents all stakeholders in K-12 education with the tools necessary to facilitate the next generation of student-teacher interaction.

Inclusion Strategies And Interventions

Author: Toby J. Karten
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935543725
Size: 60.66 MB
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Inclusion Strategies And Interventions. Inclusion means more than just preparing students to pass standardized tests and increasing academic levels. In inclusive classrooms, students with special educational needs are treated as integral members of the general education environment. Gain strategies to offer the academic, social, emotional, and behavioral benefits that allow all students to achieve their highest potential.

Handbook Of Research On Classroom Diversity And Inclusive Education Practice

Author: Curran, Christina M.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522525211
Size: 28.51 MB
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Handbook Of Research On Classroom Diversity And Inclusive Education Practice. As classrooms are becoming more diverse, teachers are now faced with the responsibility of creating an inclusive classroom community. As such, researching classroom pedagogies and practices is an imperative step in curriculum planning. The Handbook of Research on Classroom Diversity and Inclusive Education Practice is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on ways to effectively teach all students and further refine and strengthen school-wide inclusive pedagogy, methods, and policies. Featuring extensive coverage on a number of topics such as special education, online learning, and English language learners, this publication is ideally designed for professionals, educators, and policy makers seeking current research on methods that ensure all students have equal access to curricular content and the chance for growth and success.