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Special Education in the 21st Century
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In the late 20th century, a tidal wave of calls for reform and inclusion of special needs students swept over public special education. The current debates over implementing these themes today are authoritatively addressed by 19 distinguished scholars in this thorough volume. Organized into three cohesive sections, it begins with the issues of educational reform and the emerging discourses of disability and integration in the inclusion movement. Respective chapters appraise specific arguments for inclusion and the federal legislation and litigation surrounding and supporting special education. The second part features the thorny issue of assessment, the technological revolution in special education, and the disposition of teacher training. The third section scrutinizes the inclusion of various populations of students with exceptional needs, particularly how teachers can make an easy transition from ideology to educational practice. Special Education in the 21st Century sets the standard for extrapolating future directions by wisely weighing classroom practices for different groups and the technical problems of resources, management, social groupings, instructional design, and the supposition that teachers will automatically change to accommodate an even greater diversity of learners.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
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  1. General Introduction
  2. pp. vii-xiv
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  1. Part 1: Educational Reform and the Inclusion Movement
  2. p. 1
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-4
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  1. 1. The Inclusion Movement: Review and Reflections on Reform in Special Education
  2. pp. 5-26
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  1. 2. The Inclusion Movement: A Goal for Restructuring Special Education
  2. pp. 27-40
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  1. 3. Defining U.S. Special Education into the Twenty-first Century
  2. pp. 41-61
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  1. Part 2: Supporting Educational Reform
  2. p. 63
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 65-67
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  1. 4. Assessment Issues in Special Education
  2. pp. 68-82
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  1. 5. Technology and Special Education
  2. pp. 83-105
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  1. 6. Teacher Education: Reform and Restructuring
  2. pp. 106-134
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  1. Part 3: Including Special Populations
  2. p. 135
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 137-141
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  1. 7. What Happens to Gifted Education within Inclusive Schooling?
  2. pp. 142-162
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  1. 8. The Education of Students with Emotional or Behavioral Disorders
  2. pp. 163-174
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  1. 9. From Tolerance to Acceptance and Celebration: Including Students with Severe Disabilities
  2. pp. 175-197
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  1. 10. Inclusion of Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with Disabilities
  2. pp. 198-220
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  1. 11. Bilingual/Bicultural Education for Deaf Students
  2. pp. 221-237
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  1. 12. Multicultural Special Education for Increasingly Diverse Societies
  2. pp. 238-256
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 257-260
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 261-270
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