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ISBN-13 9780133257274ISBN-10 0133257274
ISBN-10 0132944618ISBN-13 9780132944618
Author(s): Deborah Deutsch Smith; Naomi Chowdhuri Tyler; Stephen Smith
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 512

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For use in either general education or special education teacher preparation programs

For both traditional and nontraditional college students taking courses about inclusive educational practices

Students learn the key concepts of special education in an engaging, straightforward, comprehensive approach using two-page themes and supplemental links to videos and other resources.

At the forefront of a new generation of college texts—one that avoids expensive, lengthy textbooks and instead features more interactive multi-media approaches—this innovative book presents an introduction to the professional practices, trends, and research that define contemporary special education while also conveying the diversity and excitement of this changing field. 

While retaining traditional textbook elements which have passed the test of time, this book also incorporates many major differences into this new text-concept. Each chapter organizes the content by major themes and then discussed each theme through the presentation of three to four key issues.  The authors begin each key issue by highlighting two major points for that section, and then conclude each chapter with a concise summary of the information presented in the chapter and lists of resources for further study.

Available in print and digital formats, both supported by Web-based enhancements.

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