Inclusive Classroom, TheStrategies for Effective Instruction (with MyEducationLab)
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This text offers a wealth of practical and proven strategies for successfully including students with disabilities in general education classrooms. The text provides targeted strategies for the subject and skill areas, as well as special needs of individual students, with a strong focus on instructional strategies applied to specific student need areas. An overall theme of “effective, differentiated instruction” is infused throughout the text, relating to those practices that are most closely aligned with academic success. The text is unique in its three-part coverage of 1). the fundamentals of teaching students with special needs, 2). effective general teaching practices, and 3).inclusive practices in specific subject areas. With a strong focus on instructional strategies and how they are applied to specific student need areas, the text goes further by featuring more specific strategies than any other text, and extensive information about the most effective strategies available, and when and how to use them.. This strong focus instructs pre-service teachers and other education personnel on how they can implement in the classroom specific strategies to address a very wide range of grade levels, skill levels, academic content areas; and extensive and very specific information on strategies teachers can use in the areas of most concern to them, e.g., behavior management, handling student confrontations, promoting literacy, memory for school content, motivation to learn, maintaining student attention, adapting assessment and improving test scores, and specific strategies for adapting specific lessons in math, science, social studies, and career and technical education. Specifically written for pre-service or in-service special education teachers who will work with general education teachers in K-12 classrooms, the text is also relevant for school psychologists, counselors, support staff, and other school personnel interested in helping all students succeed in the classroom.
PART I The Fundamentals
Chapter 1 Introduction to Inclusive Teaching
Chapter 2 Collaboration: Partnerships and Procedures
Chapter 3 Teaching Students with Higher-Incidence Disabilities
Chapter 4 Teaching Students with Lower-Incidence Disabilities
Chapter 5 Teaching Students with Other Special Learning Needs
PART II Developing Effective Teaching Skills
Chapter 6 Effective Instruction for All Students
Chapter 7 Improving Classroom Behavior and Social Skills
Chapter 8 Promoting Inclusion with Classroom Peers
Chapter 9 Enhancing Motivation and Affect
Chapter 10 Improving Attention and Memory
Chapter 11 Teaching Study Skills
Chapter 12 Assessment
PART III Teaching in the Content Areas
Chapter 13 Literacy
Chapter 14 Mathematics
Chapter 15 Science and Social Studies
Chapter 16 Transitions
The fourth edition focuses on the basic tools educators need and directly relate this content to the academic and professional demands of teachers in inclusive settings.
- Unique three-part structure—allows readers to understand students with special learning needs, effective general practices for inclusive instruction, and content-specific strategies.
- Part I covers the fundamentals of teaching students with special needs (including legal and professional issues, and characteristics of students with special needs).
- Part II covers effective general teaching practices (including such topics as strategies for behavior management, improving motivation, increasing attention and memory, and improving study skills).
- Part III covers inclusive practices in specific subject areas (including literacy, math, science and social studies, vocational and other areas).
Practical and Effective Teaching and Learning Strategies
- Strategies featured in the text.Chapters 2-16 contain research-based strategies teachers can use in their inclusive classrooms with all students.
- In the Classroom features offer tips, strategies, and resources that address specific need areas, and may be practically applied in inclusive classrooms.
- Inclusion Checklists summarize the strategies described in each chapter and are helpful for pinpointing difficulties teachers might be having, or for planning prereferral interventions.
- MyEducationLab Margin Notes connect content (chapters 2-16) with Activities and Application exercises or Building Teaching Skills and Dispositions assignments on the MyEducationLab.
Research and Resources that Support Practice and Professionalism
- Research Highlights explain the research behind teaching strategies for students with special needs.
- Diversity in the Classroom addresses how classrooms are more diverse with respect to students with disabilities, race, gender, religion, language, and ethnicity.
- Technology Highlights provide information on new technologies and how they can be used to improve academic or social functioning
- Professional Standards (CEC, INTASC, and PRAXISª) are listed at the end of each chapter.