Exploring the Evolution of Special Education Practices: A Systems Approach

Author: Joe Ifeanyi Monye

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483600661

Category: Education

Page: 210

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Exploring the history of disability and special education practices from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century indicates similar ideas and similar human approaches that have developed independently over time. People who survived the eugenics movement were placed in asylums and segregated special schools. In Europe and America, the general systems theory has been applied as a "logico-mathematical" discipline to include students of all special needs categories in their placements and education. The systems approach to special education practices has evolved from a historical model of diagnoses and cures to the biological and ecological models, integrating technology as the driving force in implementing curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
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Cases on Service Delivery in Special Education Programs

Author: Epler, Pam L.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522580700

Category: Education

Page: 431

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Educators are continually pressured to create interesting and educational lessons for students of varying learning abilities. While technology steadily improves classroom learning, education systems struggle to develop more innovative teaching methods for students with disabilities. Cases on Service Delivery in Special Education Programs compiles real-world case studies on successful classroom models and practices to provide rewarding learning environments for students with disabilities. Addressing topics such as behavior modification, social development, and teacher collaboration, this publication is an essential reference source for special education teachers, supervisors, directors, administrators, principles, and policymakers, as well as academicians and researchers interested in developing special education programs within school districts and classrooms.
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How to Prevent Special Education Litigation

Eight Legal Lesson Plans

Author: Regina Umpstead,Janet R. Decker,Kevin P. Brady,David Schimmel,Matthew Militello

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807774154

Category: Education

Page: 116

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It is essential that today’s educators and school leaders are more informed about the legal rights and entitlements of students with disabilities. This resource provides eight easy-to-implement lesson plans on special education law that require no legal knowledge and can be facilitated by school principals, special education directors, teachers, or university instructors. In short one-hour sessions, participants learn by engaging in practical activities instead of only passive reading about the law. All of the lessons utilize actual situations that have led to expensive litigation and each includes the following sections: Introduction for Facilitators; Materials Needed; Background, Purpose, and Objectives of the Lesson; Hook; Activity; Questions for Conversation; Test Your Knowledge; and Additional Resources. This one-of-a-kind book will help schools and districts reduce the time and energy devoted to dealing with violations of the law, resolving parental complaints, correcting errors by school employees, and more. Book Features: A focus on important special education legal issues occurring in schools today. Field-tested lesson plans that can be adopted by schools nationwide because they are based on federal law. Everything needed to teach the lessons, including materials, scripts, interactive activities, and discussion questions. Measurable objectives and assessments to ensure the participants have learned the intended content of the lesson. “School boards spend far too much money on special education litigation—funds that could better be used to provide educational services to children. This book provides a workable framework for school administrators to give their staff the knowledge needed to make legally-correct decisions and avoid costly litigation.” —Allan Osborne, Former Principal, Snug Harbor Community School, Quincy, MA
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Human Resources Administration for Educational Leaders

Author: M. Scott Norton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412957591

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 435

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A comprehensive and research-based text detailing the important relationship between school administration and human resources administration. "The author provides [students] with specific strategies for navigating the treacherous waters of personnel selection, development, retention, and removal. I wish I had the book when I began my work as Director of Personnel." —Zach Kelehear University of South Carolina Human Resources Administration for Educational Leaders balances theory and pedagogy to demonstrate the historical evolution of the human resources function in education, the link between human resources and organizational effectiveness, and the new trends in human resources accountability. Key Features and Benefits: Provides students with samples of the tools that practicing HR administrators use for planning, recruiting, interviewing, selecting, evaluating, compensating, and developing staff personnel Dedicates separate chapters to areas often neglected in other texts: collective bargaining, human resources responsibility for classified personnel, accountability, and organizational climate and the human resources function Features engaging simulations in the form of case studies and critical questions to help students apply the concepts to practice Accompanied by High-Quality Ancillaries Instructors' Resources on CD-ROM includes a test bank, sample syllabi, PowerPoint slide presentations, and more. Contact SAGE to request your copy. Meet the author! http://coe.asu.edu/elps/faculty/norton.php
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Creating Inclusive Classrooms

Effective and Reflective Practices

Author: Spencer J. Salend

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 547

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The sixth edition ofCreating Inclusive Classrooms: Effective and Reflective Practices for All Studentsgoes beyond the typical inclusion text in its reflective discussions on how to teach students with varying learning abilities. The text contains all of the core information that an inclusion text requires and then takes the reader to a higher level by including issues of gender, race, ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status, and family structures.
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Education Law

Author: Michael Imber,Tyll Van Geel

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0805846530

Category: Education

Page: 576

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Educational Law provides a comprehensive survey of the legal problems and issues that confront school administrators and policymakers. If there is a greater likelihood of litigation or error in a particular area of professional practice, the discussion is more extensive. The book is organized in accordance with the author's belief that students need to read cases to understand the subtlety and richness of the law, but for legal neophytes, cases without discussion and interpretation are often difficult to comprehend. Thus the text both explains the important concepts and principles of education law and presents court decisions to illuminate them. By employing this structure, the book combines the strengths of the traditional casebook and those of the legal treatise. It also discusses the implications of the law for educational policy and practice. Key features include the following: *Presentation--To aid comprehension, technical legal terms are carefully explained when first introduced and discussions of complex topics move logically from overview to elaboration of important details to summary of key topics and principles. *Cases--By integrating carefully edited cases into the analysis of legal issues, the book exposes students with little or no background in law to the subtlety and richness of legal thinking. *New Material--The third edition incorporates extensive treatment of new cases and legislation of the last five years. Topics that have been added or significantly expanded include: the No Child Left Behind Act, students rights--especially in the areas of free speech and search and seizure, vouchers and government assistance to private and religious schools, employment discrimination, racial and sexual harassment of students and school employees, affirmative action and voluntary school integration, equity and adequacy in school finance, issues relating to use of the Internet, and the law relating to special student populations. The table of cases contains about 250 more entries than in the second edition.
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Education Law

Principles, Policies & Practice

Author: John Dayton

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781470063214

Category: Law

Page: 480

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If you want to acquire a strong working knowledge of education law, this is the book you need. From cover to cover, this book is designed to actively engage you in learning education law and in building a strong working knowledge of the law in practice. This book is unique in that it:• Clearly explains even the most complex principles of law;• Connects essential principles of law to current policies and practices;• Provides an optimal balance of case law and instructive commentary;• Harmonizes complex and contradictory case law into a clear statement of current law;• Presents thought provoking comments and questions throughout; and• Provides useful and informative chapter summaries that: o Clearly state the most significant points of law;o Offer helpful practice tips;o Present stimulating discussion questions; ando Suggest enrichment activities for further learning and application.This book provides you with the highest quality scholarship and learning tools at a welcomed reader friendly price: Perfect as both a compelling and engaging textbook and as an invaluable desktop reference for daily use in practice.
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Why are So Many Minority Students in Special Education?

Understanding Race & Disability in Schools

Author: Beth Harry,Janette K. Klingner

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807746240

Category: Education

Page: 207

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This powerful book examines the disproportionate placement of Black and Hispanic students in special education. The authors present compelling stories representing the range of experiences that culturally and linguistically diverse students are apt to face in school. They examine the children's experiences, their families, interactions with school personnel, the teachers, and schools' estimation of the children and their families, and the school climate that influences decisions about referrals. Based on the authors' work in a large, culturally diverse school district, the book concludes with recommendations for improving educational practice, teacher training, and policy renewal.
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The Law and Special Education

Author: Mitchell L. Yell

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 483

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The second edition of one of the top special education law books in the field acquaints readers with the legal development and current legal requirements of special education. The book includes new information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Special Education K-12 Teachers and Administrators.
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