Synopses & Reviews
This single most-adopted Inclusion text worldwide continues to provide the best source of practical strategies for teaching students with special needs in inclusive settings. Filled with examples and vignettes, the emphasis is always on teaching methods that promote student independence at all education levels. Its non-categorical approach helps teachers ensure all students’ success regardless of their specific categories of exceptionality.
The Sixth edition integrates today’s expectations for students with the authors’ strong commitment to inclusive practices, tempered by the realities of day-today teaching. This text provides teachers with a firm grounding in special education practices, an understanding of the professionals who support these students and the procedures followed to ensure their rights are upheld, and a wealth of research-based strategies and interventions that can foster their success.
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- Encourage your students to practice applying what they have been learning through interactive exercises and simulations including Building Teaching Skills and Dispositions assignments and the Classroom Management Simulations.
- Prepare your students to analyze, reflect, and respond to real classroom situations with assignments that provide them with classroom video, case studies, and authentic student and teacher artifacts.
- Provide your students with interactive modules, case study units, and podcasts from the acclaimed IRIS Center at Vanderbilt University with the IRIS Center Resources on MyEducationLab.
- AssignPractice Tests for each chapter of your text and your students will receive an individualized study plan that identifies their strengths and weaknesses and provides accompanying resources to help them master the concepts covered in your course.
- Interact with the IEP Tutorial to learn how to develop appropriate IEPs and how to conduct effective IEP conferences.
- Use the Lesson Planning Software to develop high-quality lesson plans. The software also makes it easy to integrate your state’s content standards into all of your lesson plans.
- Prepare your students to pass their teacher licensure exam by familiarizing them with teacher certification test requirements. Thos module includes descriptions of what’s covered on each exam and opportunities to answer sample test questions.
About the Author
Marilyn Friend has worked in the field of education in a variety of roles for over 30 years. In addition to teaching in both special education and general education, she has worked as a teacher educator, consultant, and staff developer and currently is chair and professor in the Department of Specialized Education Services at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her particular areas of expertise–the focus of her research, grants, teaching, writing, and work in the field–include inclusive schooling, co-teaching and other collaborative school practices, systems change, urban education, and family—school partnerships.
William Bursuck began his career as a general education teacher, and as a special education teacher and university teacher educator he has maintained an active interest in inclusive practices, publishing numerous research articles, successfully obtaining grants to conduct research, and publishing two books. Dr. Bursuck takes particular pleasure in providing classroom and future teachers with practical, evidence-based strategies to improve educational outcomes for students with special needs in this age of teacher accountability. He is a professor in the Department of Specialized Education Services at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.