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Making Inclusion Work

Making Inclusion Work
Effective Practices for All Teachers

  • John Beattie - University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA
  • LuAnn Jordan - University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
  • Bob Algozzine - University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

April 2006 | 288 pages | Corwin

Learn the best methods for teaching students with disabilities in an inclusive classroom!

In today's classrooms, teachers must meet the educational needs of students of all ability levels, including students with disabilities. This invaluable resource offers elementary and secondary teachers a deeper awareness of "what works" when teaching students with disabilities in general education classrooms. Grounded in extensive special education research, this book will enlighten teachers with a greater understanding of special education students and how to teach them successfully.

For teaching students with the most common disabilities in classes with their nondisabled peers, general and special education teachers alike will get the most current information on issues such as:

  • Developing Individualized Education Programs
  • Teaching reading successfully
  • Managing behavior and motivating students
  • Organizing classrooms and lessons effectively
  • Using cognitive strategies successfully
  • Making appropriate accommodations and modifications
  • Assessing students, grading, and collecting data
  • Working with parents and families
  • Collaborating with other teachers and parents

Rooted in the best research and practice, this essential resource demonstrates how to teach inclusive classes successfully.

Chapter 1: What Is Special Education?
Chapter 2: Why Do We Have Inclusion?
Chapter 3: What Is An Individualized Education Program?
Chapter 4: What is Classroom Organization?
Chapter 5: What Works for Lesson Organization?
Chapter 6: What Is Behavior Management and Motivation?
Chapter 7: What Works in Teaching Reading?
Chapter 8: What Are Cognitive Strategies?
Chapter 9: What Are Effective Accommodations and Modifications?
Chapter 10: What Works for On-Going Assessment, Data Collection, and Grading?
Chapter 11: What Assistance Do Parents/Families Need?
Chapter 12: What Works for Collaborating, Consulting, and Communicating with Special Education Professionals?
Chapter 13: The End is Just the Beginning

An accessible, engaging book that is comprehensive and compelling.  An essential resource demonstrating how to teach inclusive classes successfully.

"A timely antidote to both the strain felt by teachers addressing the challenges of inclusion and the tendency to reduce children and their potential to an acronym. The book is a valuable resource for teachers seeking a clear explanation of the current state of play in special education and information about the legal requirements on them explicit in the move to inclusive education."

PsycCRITIQUES, August 2007, Vol. 52(33)
Key features
  • A concise handbook useful both for inservice training and as a supplementary text in teacher training programs.
  • A practical, how-to approach that will be appealing to teachers and administrators.
  • Solidly grounded in the best research in disabilities and special education teaching methods.
  • Potential for significant impact on the knowledge and skills of teachers in inclusive settings.

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