Listening to the Experts: Students with Disabilities Speak Out / Edition 1

Listening to the Experts: Students with Disabilities Speak Out / Edition 1

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Listening to the Experts: Students with Disabilities Speak Out / Edition 1

What's the best way to find out what really works and doesn't work in education for students with disabilities? Listen to the experts: the students themselves. In this one-of-a-kind book, students with a wide range of disabilities give readers a rare inside look at their past and present school experiences, both in self-contained classrooms and in inclusive environments. With uncensored candor and insight.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557668363
Publisher: Brookes Publishing
Publication date: 02/01/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

About the Editors
Foreword: Thinking About Experts and Expertise
Douglas Fisher

Introduction: Breaking the Silence
Veronica Moore, Frances Duff, and Elizabeth Keefe*

I. The Importance of Student Voices

  1. Why Can't They Figure It Out?
    Elliott Shelton
  2. A Parent's View
    Katherine Shelton
  3. The Human Rights Basis for Student Personal Empowerment in Education
    Ruth Luckasson*
  4. Why Educators Need to Incorporate Student Voices into Planning: Reviewing the Literature
    Veronica Moore*
  5. Stop Asking Me if I Need Help
    Angela Gabel
  6. Live to Ride
    Gary Hartzog
  7. If You Want the Fire, Just Reach Deep in Your Heart
    Carson Proo
  8. Growing Up with Carson
    Victor Proo
II. Friendships and Support

  1. Who's That Girl
    Farrah Hernton
  2. Taking Farrah to Lunch
    Michelle Murray
  3. "We Don't Need a Wheelchair Lift...We Have Football Players": Transformational Experiences in Inclusive Education
    Sherry Jones*
  4. One Look, One Smile, and Two People
    Erin Pitcher
  5. This Is Why!
    Heather Curran
  6. This Is Me
    Chad Schrimpf
  7. Effective Peer Supports
    Susan R. Copeland*
  8. Connecting Across the Community: Pen Pals in Inclusive Classrooms
    Veronica Moore, Carolyn Metzler, and Stacey Pearson*
III. School Implementation

  1. This Is Their School
    Stanley Agustin and Elizabeth B. Keefe*
  2. He Called Me Duffy
    Frances Duff*
  3. We Can Do More Things than We Can't Do
    Phillip Contreras, as told to Veronica Moore
  4. It Has Nothing to Do with Being Smart
    Alex Weatherhead
  5. Differentiated Instruction
    Frances R. Duff*
  6. Struggling to Succeed
    Breanna Ortiz
  7. It's More than Just Paragraphs
    Jeremy Mallak
  8. On the Road to Co-Teaching at the High School Level
    Erin Jarry, Eddie Castro, and Frances Duff*
  9. Living in a Separate (but Gifted!) World
    Amanda Goshorn
  10. The Evolution of an Inclusive Elementary School: A Principal's Journey
    Bea Etta Harris*
IV. Thoughts for the Future

  1. Honoring Student Voice Through Action Research
    Kathryn Herr*
  2. What's Next for These Youth?
    Ginger Blalock*
  3. Am I in the Wrong Class?
    Amanda Funicelli
  4. The Ultimate Goal
    Kelsey Holmes
  5. Imagine the Possibilities
    Frances R. Duff, Elizabeth B. Keefe, and Veronica M. Moore*
*Scholarly Chapter

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