Inclusive Urban Schools / Edition 1

Inclusive Urban Schools / Edition 1

by Douglas B. ed. Fisher
     
 

ISBN-10: 1557666636

ISBN-13: 9781557666635

Pub. Date: 08/01/2003

Publisher: Brookes Publishing

This edited volume provides an overview of inclusive education in urban schools, including demographics, major reform efforts, successes and challenges within urban reform, and the intersection of inclusive education with urban schooling. This practical book explores a wide range of ages, disabilities, and levels of implementation of inclusive practices. Using case

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This edited volume provides an overview of inclusive education in urban schools, including demographics, major reform efforts, successes and challenges within urban reform, and the intersection of inclusive education with urban schooling. This practical book explores a wide range of ages, disabilities, and levels of implementation of inclusive practices. Using case studies of schools or districts in major U.S. cities (e.g., Milwaukee, Boston, Detroit, Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, San Diego, Houston), each chapter illustrates important themes in urban inclusive education. Many chapters are written by or with contributions from teachers and principals who have had direct experience with implementing inclusion in an urban school. The book covers many of today's hot topics in education: literacy, peer tutoring, curriculum adaptations, access to the general curriculum, transition, and diversity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557666635
Publisher:
Brookes Publishing
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


About the Editors
About the Contributors
  1. Urban Education and Inclusive Schools: An Introduction
    Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher
  2. Learning Together and From Each Other: Inclusive Practices at the O'Hearn in Boston
    Bill Henderson

    Commentary 2
    Of Diamonds and Schools: Reflections on the O'Hearn in Boston
    Barbara E. Buswell

  3. A Triangle of Supports in South Florida
    Denyse Patel Henry and Nancy Frey

    Commentary 3
    Scaling Up: Expanding the Triangle of Supports
    Virginia Roach

  4. 4. Preventing Reading Difficulties and Ensuring Access to General Education Curriculum: Early Grade Literacy Instruction in Houston and Forth Worth
    Kerri L. Briggs and Meaghan S. Edmonds

    Commentary 4
    Urban Literacy: Ensuring Access to the Curriculum for All Students in Houston and Fort Worth
    Jacqueline Thousand and Alice Leilani Quiocho

  5. The Formation of a Spiritually Centered Learning Community: Congress School in Milwaukee
    Maureen W. Keyes, Alice Udvari-Solner, Jan Bloedorn, Ron Taylor, Nancy Annaromao, Tayotis Caldwell, Keona Jones, and Mary Beth Minkley

    Commentary 5
    The Role of Visioning: Commentary on the Formation of a Spiritually Centered Community at Congress School
    Leonard C. Burrello

  6. 6. Supporting One Another: Peer Tutoring in an Inclusive San Diego High School
    Rebecca Jean Bond and Elizabeth Castagnera

    Commentary 6
    Peer-to-Peer Relationships as a Foundation for Inclusive Education
    Craig H. Kennedy

  7. How-to High: Analyses and Processes in Chicago High Schools
    Mark W. Doyle and Laura Owens

    Commentary 7
    Education Connection: Reflections on Descriptions of Inclusive High Schools in Chicago
    James McLeskey and Nancy L. Waldron

  8. Pathfinders: Making a Way From Segregation to Community Life in New York
    Connie Lyle O'Brien, Beth Mount, John O'Brien, and Fredda Rosen

    Commentary 8
    Lessons from New York City's Pathfinders Project: It Is Never Too Late to Start Doing Good Work
    Caren L. Sax

  9. Whole Schooling and Inclusion in Detroit: Lessons from the Motor City
    J. Michael Peterson

    Commentary 9
    The Shaping of Inclusion: Efforts in Detroit and Other Urban Settings
    Fredda Brown and Craig A. Michaels

  10. System Change in Los Angeles, the City of Angels
    Richard A. Villa, Mary Falvey, and Judy A. Schrag

    Commentary 10
    Facilitating Sustainable Systemic Change in School Systems: Lessons Learned from Los Angeles
    Diane Lea Ryndak

  11. Inclusive Urban Schools:A Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
    Dorothy Kerzner Lipsky and Alan Gartner
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