Edited by John Woodward, a nationally acclaimed special educational technologies researcher, and Larry Cuban, a premier technology educator in the United States, this book provides critical examination of current research into technology uSAGE for students with disabilities. The contributing authors establish the history of special education technologies and the new requirements per IDEA '97, then discuss the success and obstacles for special education technology implementation. Research was funded by the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education.
This book highlights:
- Innovative uses of technology
- Consideration of pedagogical, curricular, and classroom organizational approaches
- Making technology implementation meaningful and enduring
- Design considerations for researchers and developers
About the Editors About the Contributors Introduction - David B. Malouf Special Education Technology and the Field of Dreams 1. No Easy Answer - John Woodward, Deborah Gallagher, and Herbert Reith The Instructional Effectiveness of Technology for Students with Disabilities 2. It Can't Hurt - Bonnie Todis Implementing AAC Technology in the Classroom for Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities 3. Preparing Future Citizens - Cynthia M. Okolo and Ralp P. Ferretti Technology-Supported, Project-Based Learning in the Social Studies 4. Classwide Peer Tutoring Program - Charles R. Greenwood, Liang-Shye Hou, Joseph Delquadri, Barbara J. Terry, and Carmen Arreaga-Mayer A Learning Management System 5. Sustaining a Curriculum Innovation - Judith M. Zorfass Cases of Make It Happen! 6. Technology Implementation in Special Education - Charles A. MacArthur Understanding Teachers' Beliefs, Plans and Decisions 7. Why Are Most Teachers Infrequent and Restrained Users of Computers in Their Classrooms? - Larry Cuban 8. Designing Technology Professional Development Programs - Edward Blackhurst 9. The Construction of Knowledge in a Collaborative Community - Carol Sue Englert and Yong Zhao Reflections on Three Projects 10. The Rise and Fall of the Community Transition Team Model - Andrew S. Halpern and Michael R. Benz 11. How Does Technology Support a Special Education Agenda? Using What We Have Learned to Inform the Future - Marleen C. Pugach and Cynthia L. Warger Index