Education for All: Critical Issues in the Education of Children and Youth with Disabilities

Education for All: Critical Issues in the Education of Children and Youth with Disabilities

By: Terese C. Jimenez (editor), Victoria L. Graf (editor)Paperback

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Education for All offers an important resource for educators and parents who teach and support the more than 6.5 million students with disabilities. The book includes contributions from some of the most respected special and general education professionals including Mary Falvey, Diane Haager, Robert Rueda, and Janette Klingner. They address the important overarching issues in the field and focus on topics that are relevant to students no matter what their individual disability. Topics include: * Working collaboratively with families as partners * Including students with disabilities in general education settings * Providing appropriate instructional practices for struggling learners * Reducing the disproportionate representation of minorities in special education programs * Establishing early intervention in K-12 settings * Implementing special education law for the benefit of all children and families

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Contents

Foreword by Michael M. Gerber ix Acknowledgments xiii The Editors xv The Contributors xvii Introduction xxiii 1. The Promise and Practice of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 1 Nancy E. Huerta From the Field: Reflecting on the Realities of Implementing Special Education Law, Marlene Canter 2. The Evolving Relationship Between Families of Children with Disabilities and Professionals 35 Elizabeth J. Erwin, Leslie C. Soodak From the Field: Gabriel s Journey Never Quite Finished, Virginia M. Victorin 3. Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in General Education 71 Holly Menzies, Mary A. Falvey From the Field: A Personal and Professional Journey with Inclusion, Robert W. Farran 4. Gaining Access to the Schoolhouse 101 Richard Cohen, with Terese C. Jimenez From the Field: Accessing the Schoolhouse for Richard, Sandra Renteria 5. Reducing Disproportionate Representation in Special Education: Overview, Explanations, and Solutions 131 Robert Rueda, Janette Klingner, Nicole Sager, Alejandra Velasco From the Field: Reflections on Disproportionality, Alnita Rettig Dunn 6. Early Intervention for Students in General Education: Promoting Academic Achievement for All 167 Diane Haager From the Field: Addressing the Challenges of Early Intervention, Jo Ann Isken, with Terese C. Jimenez 7. Differentiated Instruction: Legislative Support and Classroom Practices 195 Tanya Santangelo, Greg Knotts, Katharine W. Clemmer, Marianne Mitchell From the Field: Benefits and Challenges of Differentiated Instruction, Savina Woodyard 8. Transition Services and Education for All 241 Ernest Rose From the Field: Supporting the Transition of Individuals with Disabilities, Gina Semenza 9. Personal Experiences with Disability and Special Education 267 Discovering the Real Me, Sue Rubin A Lifelong Journey, Olegario D. Cantos VII From Instinct to Intellect, Janeen Steel From the Field: Building Academics, Leadership, and Community, Sandi Drinkward Appendix: Discussion Questions 317 References 327 Index 351

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/01/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781118754818
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 396
  • ID: 9781118754818
  • weight: 504
  • ISBN10: 1118754816

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