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Description - The Fundamentals of Special Education by Bob Algozzine

In The Fundamentals of Special Education, authors Bob Algozzine and Jim Ysseldyke highlight the major concepts in special education, providing readers with a better understanding of the field, from disability categories and statistics to appropriate learning environments. Including a pre-test, post-test, and key vocabulary terms, this practical guide answers the many questions educators have about special education, including o What is "special education" exactly, and why do we have it? o How many students receive special education services and who are they? o How are students identified for special education services? o Where are students with disabilities taught? o What is an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)? o What roles do general and special education teachers play in addressing the needs of students with disabilities, and how do their responsibilities overlap? o How does diversity influence special education? o What about students who are gifted and/or talented?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412938945
ISBN-10: 1412938945
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 104
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 13-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Bob Algozzine

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. 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.

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