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Creating an inclusive classroom means understanding federal legislation as well as national and state standards, but the practical and streamlined seventh edition of Creating Inclusive Classrooms: Effective and Reflective Practices recognizes that it means more than that.
It means being reflective about your own teaching so you can better differentiate instruction for ALL of your students.
It means collaborating with educators and families to create the most successful educational experience for ALL of your students.
More than anything it means taking into account the strengths and challenges of EACH student in today’s diverse classroom, and implementing practical strategies that address disability as well as issues of gender, race, ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status, and family structure.
This text goes beyond the typical inclusion text, translating theory and research into practices you can use in your inclusive classroom by illustrating the principles of effective inclusion through classroom scenarios, online footage, and successful strategies.
Framework for Inclusive Practice
A framework of four principles of effective inclusion is built into each chapter, demonstrating that inclusion is not just a government mandate but a principled philosophy for reflective and effective teaching for all students.
All Learners Succeed
A focus on differentiation, diversity, collaboration, and effective inclusive practice gives you the guidance you need to create a successful inclusive classroom for ALL of your students.
Addressing Mandates and Regulations
Prepare with the Power of Classroom Practice.
• Complete Assignments and Activities to apply text content to real classroom situations.
• Authentic classroom video shows real teachers and students interacting, and helps prepare you for the classroom.
• Explore the Building Teaching Skills and Dispositions exercises to practice and strengthen the skills that are essential to teaching.
• Case studies offer real-life perspectives on common issues and challenges faced in the classroom.
• Authentic student and teacher classroom artifacts provide you with the actual types of materials encountered every day by teachers.
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Creating an inclusive classroom means understanding federal legislation as well as national and state standards, but the practical and streamlined seventh edition of Creating Inclusive Classrooms: Effective and Reflective Practices recognizes that it means more than that. This text goes beyond the typical inclusion text, translating theory and research into practices you can use in your inclusive classroom by illustrating the principles of effective inclusion through classroom scenarios, online footage, and successful strategies. The text has the most current vision of today’s inclusive classroom, which truly helps you create a successful educational experience for all students.
New to This Edition:
Expanded and latest research on universal design for learning (UDL), autism spectrum disorders, co-teaching arrangements, instructional technology, differentiating instruction, Positive Behavioral Supports, student diversity and motivation, fostering students’ literacy and mathematics learning, research-based teaching strategies, assessing and grading students in inclusive classrooms, teaching and testing accommodations, building social relationshipsand implementing IEPs in inclusive classrooms.
About the Author
A former teacher in the New York City School System, Spencer J. Salend is a professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz. He is the author of the books, Creating Inclusive Classrooms: Effective and Reflective Practices (Pearson Education), and Classroom Testing and Assessments for ALL Students: Beyond Standardization (Corwin Press). He has published and presented widely on such topics as inclusion, educational assessment, and students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. In recognition of the significance of his research and its benefits to others, he was selected as a recipient of the State University of New York’s Faculty Scholar Award and the Chancellor’s Research Recognition Award.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Understanding the Foundations and Fundamentals of Inclusion
1. Understanding Inclusion
2. Understanding the Diverse Educational Strengths and Challenges of Students with Disabilities
3. Understanding the Diverse Educational Strengths and Challenges of Students Who Challenge Schools
Part 2: Creating an Inclusive Environment that Supports Learning for All Students
4. Creating Collaborative Relationships and Fostering Communication
5. Creating an Environment that Fosters Acceptance and Friendship
6. Creating Successful Transitions to Inclusive Settings
7. Creating a Classroom Environment that Promotes Positive Behavior
Part 3: Differentiating Instruction for All Students
8. Differentiating Instruction for Diverse Learners
9. Differentiating Large- and Small-Group Instruction
10. Differentiating Reading, Writing, and Spelling Instruction
11. Differentiating Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies Instruction
Part 4: Evaluating Individual and Programmatic Progress
12. Evaluating Student Progress and the Effectiveness of Your Inclusion Program
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