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The Fundamentals of Special Education
A Practical Guide for Every Teacher



March 2006 | 104 pages | Corwin

The busy educator's concise guide to the essentials of special education!

In The Fundamentals of Special Education, authors Bob Algozzine and Jim Ysseldyke highlight the major concepts in special education, providing readers with a better understanding of the field, from disability categories and statistics to appropriate learning environments.

Including a pretest, posttest, and key vocabulary terms, this practical guide answers the many questions educators have about special education, including:

  • What is "special education" exactly, and why do we have it?
  • How many students receive special education services and who are they?
  • How are students identified for special education services?
  • Where are students with disabilities taught?
  • What is an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)?
  • What roles do general and special education teachers play in addressing the needs of students with disabilities, and how do their responsibilities overlap?
  • How does diversity influence special education?
  • What about students who are gifted and/or talented?

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A Practical Approach to Special Education for Every Teacher
This collection equips educators with practical knowledge and methods that will help them to better engage students in exploring--and meeting--their fullest potential.

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About A Practical Approach to Special Education for Every Teacher
 
Acknowledgements
 
About the Authors
 
Self-Assessment I
 
Introduction to the Fundamentals of Special Education
 
1. What Is Special Education?
 
2. Why Do We Have Special Education?
The Evolution of Special Education

 
Special Education Today

 
Protection Against Discrimination

 
 
3. Who Receives Special Education?
Special Education’s Categories

 
 
4. How Many Students Receive Special Education?
Steady Growth

 
Reasons for Growth

 
The Continuing Demand for Special Educators

 
 
5. How Are Students Identified for Special Education Services?
Accommodating Students with Exceptionalities in General Education Classrooms

 
The Special Education Process

 
 
6. What Services Do Special Education Students Receive?
Direct Services

 
Indirect Services

 
Related Services

 
 
7. Where Are Students Taught?
Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)

 
 
8. How Does Diversity Influence Special Education?
Diverse Students

 
Diverse Educational Settings

 
 
9. What About Students Who Are Gifted and Talented?
Intellectual Ability

 
Creative Ability

 
Specific Academic Ability

 
Leadership Ability

 
Ability in the Visual and Performing Arts

 
Identifying Gifts and Talents

 
 
10. Special Education In Perspective
 
11. What Have We Learned?
Key Points

 
Key Vocabulary

 
Self-Assessment II

 
Answer Key for Self-Assessments

 
On Your Own

 
 
Resources
Books

 
Journals & Articles

 
Organizations

 
 
References
 
Index

Supplemental text

Professor Dennis Cowan
School Of Education, Adelphi University
February 27, 2013
Key features
  • Practical, accessible, research-based information and advice distilled from a highly-successful textbook
  • Numerous case studies
  • Practical, age-appropriate strategies for the classroom
  • Reflection/professional development exercises
  • Resources – books, articles, organizations
  • Linked to IDEA 2004

Sample Materials & Chapters

About the Series

Introduction

Chapter 1


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