Over the past several years, the trend toward educating students with special needs in inclusive settings has, if anything, accelerated. Many students who a decade ago might have spent some (or most) of their school days working in separate settings with special education teachers and other specialists now receive much or all of their instruction on general education classrooms. As a result general education teachers need more than ever before to understand the nature of special education, the characteristics of children with special needs, strategies to work effectively with them. and techniques for forming partnerships with special educators and parents. This book takes a non-categorical approach and emphasizes best practices for teaching students with disabilities in inclusive settings. The focus is on identifying and adapting factors in inclusive settings in order to meet students' instructional needs and developing collaborative working relationships to enhance student success. This resource is an industry best-seller, written by well-know speakers and writiers. Teachers at all levels.
New edition of a textbook on special education, the characteristics of students with special needs, strategies to work effectively with diverse student needs, and techniques for forming partnerships with special educators and parents. The authors discuss the foundations of special needs education; classroom and students needs; students with high-incidence disabilities; instructional adaptations; responses to student behavior; and approaches to building social relationships. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Marilyn Friend has worked in the field of education in a variety of roles for over 30 years. In addition to teaching in both special education and general education, she has worked as a teacher educator, consultant, and staff developer and currently is chair and professor in the Department of Specialized Education Services at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her particular areas of expertise–the focus of her research, grants, teaching, writing, and work in the field–include inclusive schooling, co-teaching and other collaborative school practices, systems change, urban education, and family—school partnerships.
William Bursuck began his career as a general education teacher, and as a special education teacher and university teacher educator he has maintained an active interest in inclusive practices, publishing numerous research articles, successfully obtaining grants to conduct research, and publishing two books. Dr. Bursuck takes particular pleasure in providing classroom and future teachers with practical, evidence-based strategies to improve educational outcomes for students with special needs in this age of teacher accountability. He is a professor in the Department of Specialized Education Services at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.