Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education / Edition 8by William L. Heward
Pub. Date: 03/03/2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Long recognized as the market leader for its innovation, strong research base, and accessibility, William L. Heward's Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education, Eighth Edition, continues this tradition of excellence. The research-based practices and standards-based applications presented in this edition give readers the knowledge, insight, and tools… See more details below
Long recognized as the market leader for its innovation, strong research base, and accessibility, William L. Heward's Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education, Eighth Edition, continues this tradition of excellence. The research-based practices and standards-based applications presented in this edition give readers the knowledge, insight, and tools to help them become exceptional teachers in a variety of settings. These practices and applications are presented through the following themes: Exceptional Teachers Engage Students in Classroom Instruction: Exceptional Teachers Multimedia CD-ROM: This interactive CD-ROM, specifically created by the author for this text, includes 54 video clips with supporting commentary, artifacts, and discussion questions created in collaboration with dozens of general education and special education teachers-and their students-at six schools. The content of the CD-ROM is integrated throughout the text. Featured Teacher essays: Each chapter begins with an essay written by a master teacher featured for his or her work in special education. Drawn from urban, suburban, and rural schools, these stories reflect the joys, challenges, and realities of teaching exceptional children and allow readers to observe master teachers at work. Exceptional Teachers Use Effective, Research-Based Strategies: Research-based "Teaching & Learning" features: These essays describe teaching strategies validated by research as required by No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and IDEA. Each feature includes step-by-step tips on how to begin using the strategy in the classroom. Related resources and questions for reflection are provided on the Companion Website atwww.prenhall.com/heward, "Tips for Beginning Teachers" features: Each chapter culminates with practical, quick tips for beginning teachers, offered by the master teacher featured in the chapter, on how to avoid common pitfalls in the classroom. Exceptional Teachers Are Culturally Responsive: Diversity & Exceptionality features: These essays, appearing throughout the book, describe strategies for working with students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Chapter 3: Working with Parents and Families in a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Society.
Other Notable Distinctions of the Eighth Edition: Coverage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education (IDEA) Improvement Act, Chapter 7: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Expanded connections with CEC Standards and PRAXIS II exams: Margin notes link text to the Council for Exceptional Children's (CEC) Performance-Based Standards for Beginning Special Education Teachers. NEW! PRAXIS Study Grid. This matrix shows where content areas of the PRAXIS II test, Special Education Core Principles, are discussed in the text.
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Table of Contents
|Prologue: A Personal View of Special Education||2|
|Pt. 1||Foundations for Understanding Special Education||5|
|Ch. 1||Defining Special Education||6|
|Ch. 2||Planning and Providing Special Education Services||46|
|Ch. 3||Special Education in a Culturally Diverse Society||86|
|Ch. 4||Parents and Families||120|
|Pt. 2||Educational Needs of Exceptional Students||157|
|Ch. 5||Early Childhood Special Education||158|
|Ch. 6||Mental Retardation||196|
|Ch. 7||Learning Disabilities||238|
|Ch. 8||Emotional and Behavioral Disorders||280|
|Ch. 9||Communication Disorders||322|
|Ch. 10||Hearing Loss||360|
|Ch. 11||Blindness and Low Vision||400|
|Ch. 12||Physical Disabilities, Health Impairments, and Traumatic Brain Injury||438|
|Ch. 13||Autism and Severe Disabilities||480|
|Ch. 14||Giftedness and Talent||526|
|Ch. 15||Transition to Adulthood||566|
|Postscript: Developing Your Own Personal View of Special Education||606|
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this book was required for a college class, not really an easy read.
I have used the 8th and now the 9th edition of Heward's textbook in classes for alternative certification for public school teachers - both general and special education. The references to CEC are especially helpful for prospective new teachers to become familiar with national advocacy for students with disabilities and students in G&T programs. Highly recommended for history, pedagogy, exposition of personal experiences, real world professional situations, and teaching strategies. Includes interesting and provocative projects throughout. Highly recommended.
We are using the text in our class and I find it very interesting and informative. The text is definitely college level reading but it isn't bad for a textbook. There are a lot of pictures and interesting bylines inserted and there is a glossary and index that are helpful. For someone who has begun working with exceptional children I have found it a good book to use a reference. The lab series included helps with has pre and post tests that help review the information. The homework section doesn't help me with reviewing what I have read.