The Legal Foundations of Special Education
A Practical Guide for Every Teacher
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Legal Foundations of Special Education by James E. Ysseldyke
Book DescriptionFederal and state laws, combined with a number of important court cases, have brought major reforms in special education. But laws, rules, and regulations are always changing. Practices that were followed yesterday may be illegal today. How can you be sure you are complying with the law? The Legal Foundations of Special Education summarizes landmark court cases and provides an overview of the most influential laws affecting special education services, including the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), its 2004 reauthorization, and the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Highlights of this helpful guide to special education law include: o Key vocabulary terms o Summaries of the court cases and laws that affect every general and special educator o A pre-test and post-test to help readers assess their understanding of current legal terms and practices This book is also available as part of: A Practical Approach to Special Education for Every Teacher: The 13-Book Collection This collection equips educators with practical knowledge and methods that will help them to better engage students in exploring - and meeting - their fullest potential.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781412938952
(229mm x 152mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Corwin Press Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 23-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author James E. Ysseldyke
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This valuable resource offers teachers practical classroom management tips and provides highly effective instruction methods to foster independence in students with visual and hearing impairments.
Public Policy, School Reform, and Special Education, Paperback (May 2006)
Case studies illustrate how social, political, and economic factors affect special education practices and the distribution of limited resources to students with special needs.
Working with Families and Community Agencies to Support Students with Special Needs, Paperback (May 2006)
Teachers will find practical guidelines for collaborating with families, applying early childhood intervention, using transition services, involving community agencies and businesses, and identifying post-high school options.
Effective Instruction for Students with Special Needs, Paperback (May 2006)» View all books by James E. Ysseldyke
Including a pretest, posttest, and key vocabulary terms, this helpful guide presents the key components of highly effective instruction and the accommodations to be made for students with special needs.
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Author Biography - James E. Ysseldyke
Jim Ysseldyke, Ph.D., is Birkmaier Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, director of the School Psychology Program, and director of the Center for Reading Research at the University of Minnesota. Widely requested as a staff developer and conference speaker, Ysseldyke brings more than 30 years of research and teaching experience to educational professionals around the globe. As the former director of the federally funded National Center on Educational Outcomes, Ysseldyke conducted research and provided technical support that helped to boost the academic performance of students with disabilities and improve school assessment techniques nationally. Today, he continues to work to improve the education of students with disabilities. The author of more than 300 publications on special education and school psychology, Ysseldyke is best known for his textbooks on assessment, effective instruction, issues in special education, and other cutting-edge areas of education and school psychology. With A Practical Approach to Special Education for Every Teacher, Ysseldyke seeks to equip educators with practical knowledge and methods that will help them to better engage students in exploring-and meeting-all their potentials. Bob Algozzine is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina and project codirector of the U.S. Department of Education-supported Behavior and Reading Improvement Center. With 25 years of research experience and extensive firsthand knowledge of teaching students classified as seriously emotionally disturbed, Algozzine is a uniquely qualified staff developer, conference speaker, and teacher of behavior management and effective teaching courses. He is active in special education practice as a partner and collaborator with professionals in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools in North Carolina and as an editor of several journals focused on special education. Algozzine has written more than 250 manuscripts on special education topics, including many books and textbooks on how to manage emotional and social behavior problems.
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