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ISBN-13 9780135014974ISBN-10 0135014972
ISBN-10 0135014964ISBN-13 9780135014967
Author(s): Tom E. C. Smith; Barbara C. Gartin; Nikki L. Murdick
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 368

For Secondary Inclusion courses.

This book focuses on secondary inclusive classrooms and the instructional strategies and content-specific techniques that ensure the learning success of all middle and secondary students.

Focused on research-based strategies, this first edition text shows how to accommodate and modify instruction for secondary students with special needs. Organized in two parts, it explains the developmental differences, disabilities, and social skills deficits that can impact adolescents and then offers specific ways to improve instruction using strategies such as co-teaching, differentiated instruction, strategies instruction, and peer-assisted learning. Content-area chapters address strategies for teaching literacy, math, science, self-determination, and social skills. Chapter-opening study questions serve as advanced organizers and closing cases and activities provide real-life, diversity-rich examples of strategies in action.


·        A focus on secondary inclusive classrooms pinpoints developmental differences, disabilities, social skills deficits and other problems that can impact students in middle and secondary schools.

·        Inclusion strategies for general instruction provide specific ways to modify instruction for students with special needs and illustrate techniques such as co-teaching, differentiated instruction, strategies instruction, and peer-assisted learning.

·        Inclusion strategies for content-area instruction provide provenstrategies for teaching specific content to students with disabilities, including literacy, math, science, self-determination, and social skills.

·        A separate chapter on differentiated instruction explainsthe key concepts of content, process, product, affect, and learning environment and how to implement differentiation of instruction in middle and secondary classrooms.

·        Study Questions open each chapter andserve as advanced organizers that introduce upcoming material.

·        Case Studies and Activities at the end of each chapter provide real-life, diversity-rich examples so readers can see how to implement different teaching methodsand howthe IEP process works across disabilities, ages, and culture.

·        Web Resources appear in each chapter and give readers explore the content beyond the text and experience chapter material in action