Special Education for Today's Teachers: An Introduction

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Are you prepared to serve and teach all students? The second edition of "Special Education for Today's Teachers: An Introduction "not only will provide a solid foundation for being a teacher in today's classroom, but also will help you to truthfully answer this question. The challenges we face today in special education require highly qualified, reflective practitioners who use research-based strategies in the classroom and who are excited about the success and future of students. This book will help prepare you to meet these requirements and find the solutions that will lead you to that success.

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“This book will be the benchmark tool for the field of special education teacher training...I am excited about this book.”

Blanche Glimps, Tennessee State University

“Not only should every pre-service teacher read and study this text, every administrator should do the same...I really like this text. The writing delivers the message. It is what separates this book from so many of the others. The others “talk at students” this one “talks with them.”

Martha J. Meyer, Butler University

“The book is easy to read and provides a wealth of information for the beginning special educator. The balance between theory and practice is excellent…I find the material to be very readable and rich with examples.”

Ellyn Arwood, University of Portland

“I think the authors have done an excellent job integrating professionalism, reflection, and instructional application into all the chapters...The authors have prepared an excellent introductory text.”

 

Helen T. Dainty, Tennessee Technological University

“The book’s positive tone, realistic view of the special educator, and practical applications are an excellent combination...It should be a text that is not sold at the end of the class.”

Karen B. Clark, Indiana University, South Bend

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Special Education for Today's Teachers: An Introduction

Michael S. Rosenberg, David L. Westling, and James McLeskey

 

A BOOK WHOSE TIME HAS COME.

 

The challenges we face today in special education require highly-qualified, reflective practitioners who use research-based strategies in the classroom and who are excited about the success and future of our children.  If you are interested in the profession of teaching, whether in the general or special education classroom, then this is the book for you. Engaging and insightful, Special Education for Today’s Teachers: An Introduction not only provides a solid foundation for being a teacher in today’s diverse classroom, but helps you to truthfully answer the question, “Are you prepared to serve and teach all students?”

 

Features include:

  • A strong focus on professionalism, instructional application, and reflection throughout the text and on the DVD-ROM that accompanies the text.  
  • Access to Merrill’s Teacher Preparation Website (www.prenhal.com/teacherprep) included inside every new copy of the text. Connections are made throughout the text to this website.

A FOCUS ON PROFESSIONALISM

  • My Profession, My Story vignettes highlight teachers, their life experiences, dispositions, and attitudes, and how all of these factors relate to daily teaching practice and the profession.
  • Site Visit: Effective Practices in Action features highlight programs in which educators are engaging in effective research-based practices for the classroom.
  • Chapter 16: Continuing a Special Education Career: Collaboration, Professionalism, and Professional Development.
  • Addresses the CEC Knowledge and Skill Standards, CEC Code of Ethics, and PRAXIS Standards.

A FOCUS ON INSTRUCTIONAL APPLICATION

  • Highly Effective Instructional Strategiesfeatures help readers to understand the steps necessary to incorporate effective strategies into their teaching.
  • Can You Help Me With This Student? featurespresent a scenario or case study where a teacher is facing a difficult or challenging situation and show how this challenge could be resolved.
  • Technology for Access features are integrated throughout the text.
  • Chapter 5: Teaching, Learning, and Behavior Management.

A FOCUS ON REFLECTION

  • Chapter 1: Teaching Students with Special Educational Needs: Finding Your Role
  • Reflective Exercises margin notes engage readers through thought-provoking questions that extend the content of the narrative.
  • Reflect Upon focus questions are found at the beginning of each chapter.

 

To visit the website that accompanies this text,

please go to http://www.prenhall.com/rosenberg.

 

 

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