Making a Difference: Advocacy Competencies for Special Education Professionals / Edition 1

Making a Difference: Advocacy Competencies for Special Education Professionals / Edition 1

by Craig Fiedler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205306292

ISBN-13: 9780205306299

Pub. Date: 12/22/1999

Publisher: Pro-Ed, Inc.

Making a Difference: Advocacy Competencies for Special Education Professionals is the only single comprehensive source on the role and responsibility of special education professionals as advocates for children with disabilities. Most pre-service educational programs only cursorily cover the topic of advocacy, leaving many to enter…  See more details below

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Making a Difference: Advocacy Competencies for Special Education Professionals is the only single comprehensive source on the role and responsibility of special education professionals as advocates for children with disabilities. Most pre-service educational programs only cursorily cover the topic of advocacy, leaving many to enter the field without the knowledge and skills necessary for effective advocacy. This highly specialized book fills this training void by presenting the competencies, dispositions, knowledge, and skills necessary to become an effective advocate. Pre-service and in-service educators are introduced to topics such as ethical disposition, special education law, dispute resolution mechanisms, interpersonal communication skills, collaboration skills, and conflict resolution skills. In addition, numerous vignettes and case studies throughout help readers connect text concepts to real-life issues. Compassionate and informative, this book helps special education professionals learn how to make a difference in the educational lives of children with disabilities. For special education teachers and administrators.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205306299
Publisher:
Pro-Ed, Inc.
Publication date:
12/22/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
6.94(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. IIntroduction
Ch. 1The Need for Professional Advocacy in Special Education1
Pt. IIEssential Dispositions
Ch. 2An Advocacy Disposition15
Ch. 3An Ethical Disposition31
Ch. 4A Family Support and Empowerment Disposition42
Pt. IIIEssential Knowledge Bases
Ch. 5Knowledge of Special Education Law65
Ch. 6Knowledge of Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in Special Education93
Ch. 7Knowledge of School Change Issues and Strategies115
Pt. IVEssential Skills
Ch. 8Interpersonal Communication Skills130
Ch. 9Collaboration Skills149
Ch. 10Conflict Resolution Skills165
Ch. 11Advocacy Skills and Strategies184
Ch. 12Ethical Analysis Skills212
Pt. VConclusion
Ch. 13Special Education Advocacy Outcomes234
References243
Index253

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