Creating Inclusive Classrooms: Effective and Reflective Practices / Edition 7

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Overview

Creating an inclusive classroom means understanding federal legislation as well as national and state standards, but the practical and streamlined seventh edition of Creating Inclusive Classrooms: Effective and Reflective Practices recognizes that it means more than that. This text goes beyond the typical inclusion text, translating theory and research into practices you can use in your inclusive classroom by illustrating the principles of effective inclusion through classroom scenarios, online footage, and successful strategies. The text has the most current vision of today’s inclusive classroom, which truly helps you create a successful educational experience for all students.

New to This Edition:

  • NEW! UDL and You features throughout the text guide you in understanding and implementing the principles of universal design to help all learners access the general education curriculum and succeed in inclusive classrooms.
  • NEW! MyEducationLab notes throughout chapters direct you to online learning experiences and examples of best practices that use video footage and IRIS simulations to illustrate chapter concepts.
  • Updated and Reconsidered! What Would You Do in Today’s Diverse Classroom? features integrate interactive online learning experiences from MyEducationLab into each chapter. These end of chapter features take you online to see inclusive classrooms, then ask you to apply what you’ve learned in the chapter to the situations.
  • NEW! Up to date coverage of Response to Intervention (RtI) is introduced early in the text and picked up with specific classroom guidance in Chapter 12.
  • Expanded and latest research on universal design for learning (UDL), autism spectrum disorders, co-teaching arrangements, instructional technology, differentiating instruction, Positive Behavioral Supports, student diversity and motivation, fostering students’ literacy and mathematics learning, research-based teaching strategies, assessing and grading students in inclusive classrooms, teaching and testing accommodations, building social relationshipsand implementing IEPs in inclusive classrooms.

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Editorial Reviews

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The overall strengths of the chapters are that they cover the topics very thoroughly. It is one of the most comprehensive texts I have seen. All chapters seem current and accurate. The readability level is great. My students really like this text.

Georgine G. Steinmiller, Henderson State University

The quality of application is fantastic. These strategies are current, accurate, and research based.

Frank Lilly, Sacramento State

I love it!! Quality of application is very good. Nice case studies at the beginning of chapters that enable candidates to begin thinking and making connections to the classroom.

Linda Johnston, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

This is the most comprehensive introduction text I have ever reviewed! Praxis and CEC Standard alignment throughout the text are excellent.

Sarah Summy, Western Michigan

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780137030743
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Series: MyEducationLab Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 133,376
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Understanding the Foundations and Fundamentals of Inclusion

1. Understanding Inclusion

2. Understanding the Diverse Educational Strengths and Challenges of Students with Disabilities

3. Understanding the Diverse Educational Strengths and Challenges of Students Who Challenge Schools

Part 2: Creating an Inclusive Environment that Supports Learning for All Students

4. Creating Collaborative Relationships and Fostering Communication

5. Creating an Environment that Fosters Acceptance and Friendship

6. Creating Successful Transitions to Inclusive Settings

7. Creating a Classroom Environment that Promotes Positive Behavior

Part 3: Differentiating Instruction for All Students

8. Differentiating Instruction for Diverse Learners

9. Differentiating Large- and Small-Group Instruction

10. Differentiating Reading, Writing, and Spelling Instruction

11. Differentiating Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies Instruction

Part 4: Evaluating Individual and Programmatic Progress

12. Evaluating Student Progress and the Effectiveness of Your Inclusion Program

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    Great textbook for Special Ed

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