Handbook of special education [electronic resource] / edited by James M. Kauffman, Daniel P. Hallahan.

New York : Routledge, 2011.
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Special education is now an established part of public education in the United States--by law and by custom. However, it is still widely misunderstood and continues to be dogged by controversies related to such things as categorization, grouping, assessment, placement, funding, instruction, and a variety of legal issues. The purpose of this 13-part, 57-chapter handbook is to help profile and bring greater clarity to this sprawling and growing field. To ensure consistency across the volume, chapter authors review and integrate existing research, identifying strengths and weaknesses, note gaps in the literature, and discuss implications for practice and future research. This book is an appropriate reference volume for anyone (researchers, scholars, graduate students, practitioners, policy makers, and parents) interested in the state of special education today: its research base, current issues and practices, and future trends. It is also appropriate as a textbook for graduate level courses in special eduction.
section 1. Historical and contemporary issues in educating exceptional learners
section 2. Legal aspects of special education
section 3. The general education context of special education
section 4. Special education categories
section 5. Assessment of students with disabilities
section 6. Policy and leadership in the administration of special education
section 7. Instructional issues for students with high incidence disabilities
section 8. Instructional issues for students with low incidence cognitive disabilities
section 9. Transition to adulthood and high incidence disabilities
section 10. Transition of students with low incidence disabilities
section 11. Parent and family issues in special education
section 12. Early identification and intervention in exceptionality
section 13. Cultural and international issues in special education.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Kauffman, James M.
Hallahan, Daniel P., 1944-
9780203837306 (e-book : PDF)
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