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Special Education Teacher
     

Special Education Teacher

by Ellyn Sanna
 

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Find out what it takes to be a special education teacher with character…Special education teachers work with students who have one of these disabilities: Speech or language impairments; Intellectual disabilities; Emotional disturbance; Learning disabilities; Hearing impairments; Visual impairments; Autism; Deaf-blindness; or, Multiple disabilities and

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Find out what it takes to be a special education teacher with character…Special education teachers work with students who have one of these disabilities: Speech or language impairments; Intellectual disabilities; Emotional disturbance; Learning disabilities; Hearing impairments; Visual impairments; Autism; Deaf-blindness; or, Multiple disabilities and other health impairments. If you think you might want to work with students who have disabilities like these, you'll need education and experience-but you will also need the qualities of a good character. Special education teachers with character have…the respect and compassion that will build children's self-esteem…the responsibility to teach students the skills they'll need to move toward independence…the courage to stand up for those who have often been rejected…and the diligence to keep going, one small step after another, so that one day students will look back and be amazed by how far they've come. Special education teachers make a difference in children's lives! This volume of Careers with Character will show you how.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA, February 2014 (Vol. 36, No. 6) - Pam Carlson
Character can be defined as “who you are even when no one else is around.” The career one chooses may provide unexpected challenges in the areas of integrity and trustworthiness, respect and compassion, justice and fairness, responsibility, courage, self-discipline and diligence, and citizenship. Careers with Character devotes one chapter in each title to each of those areas while presenting comprehensive information on job requirements, career opportunities, and a general introduction on character questions and career choices. Personal narratives are what differentiate this series from others devoted to careers, making it both more readable and memorable. Open-ended questions following the anecdotes ask the reader what decision they would have made in particular situations. Several sidebars with quotes, factoids, and lists, such as “Excuses We Make for Unethical Behavior,” break up the text. Both color and black-and-white photos are scattered throughout. A basic introduction is repeated in each volume and short lists for further reading, related websites, glossary, and index are included. Several highly visible and influential careers are embodied in the series including politician, social worker, homeland security officer, and clergy. There were a few typos: For example, Childcare Worker states that 3.3 cases of child abuse are reported each year. The actual number is 3.3 million. Despite such glitches, this is a unique and beneficial resource for young adults making decisions about their futures, as well as for high school or even college counselors to use with students. It is a reminder that careers are more than salary and perks; they might possibly be a means of influencing the world. (Careers with Character) Reviewer: Pam Carlson; Ages 15 to 18.
School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up-Weaving together career and character education, these titles explore some of the ethical and moral dilemmas faced by people employed in these fields. Each title is organized into chapters that center around a specific value, such as responsibility, courage, self-discipline and diligence, and respect and compassion. Within each chapter, a fictional situation is explored, and readers are asked to discuss and think about the dilemma and the ethics of the situation. Only a small portion of each book is devoted to explaining job requirements and career opportunities. Nonetheless, readers are presented with some of the realities and everyday decisions in each of these fields. The books are clearly written and well organized; color photographs add to their attractiveness. The glossaries and indexes are somewhat minimal. These titles will supplement the standard career-education books found in many libraries, and teachers wanting students to explore some of the values needed in order to succeed in these chosen professions will find them useful.-Beth Jones, Shelby County High School, Shelbyville, KY Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature - Hazel Buys
Advice on career development is often restricted to recommendations on colleges and coursework, along with the need for related social skills such as leadership and teamwork. Sanna’s book emphasizes character development as integral to building a successful career. Part of the “Careers with Character” series, this title describes character through a series of vignettes illustrating some decisions and choices that special education teachers face every day. For example, readers will read a vignette where a special education teacher sees another teacher hit a student. Although the student provoked the teacher, the special education teacher knows it was wrong for the other teacher to hit the student. If the teacher is reported, however, he will lose his job. Where does the special education teacher’s loyalty lie, with the other teacher or with her student? The reader is invited to consider the moral problems presented and reach a decision about the best course of action. The text presents either a “best” answer or asks the reader to consider what would be the most ethical plan of action. The dilemmas presented highlight issues of integrity and trustworthiness, respect and compassion, justice and fairness, responsibility, courage, self-discipline, diligence and citizenship. The closing chapter examines career opportunities in special education. Colorful photographs, related definitions, interesting quotes and statements from documents such as the Character Counts Coalition, presented in sidebars of contrasting color, accompany the text. The book closes with a list of books suggested as “Further Reading,” suggestions for Internet based research, a “For More Information” section, a glossary and an index. Sanna’s book would be a good addition to a high school curriculum on career development or ethics in contemporary school settings. Reviewer: Hazel Buys; Ages 14 up.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422227671
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2013
Series:
Careers with Character Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,370,098
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1050L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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