Building Inclusive Schools: Tools and Strategies for Success,
Building Inclusive Schools: Tools and Strategies for Success
Provides multiple development and organization forms to facilitate school activities, including site level needs assessment; instruction and curriculum adaptation; parent interview; and team planning.
Showcases diverse schools (one with multi-age elementary classrooms) as well as whole school reform efforts in inclusive middle and high schools. The book features urban, rural, and suburban schools, extending its range across a wide variety of communities.
Clarifies terminology surrounding inclusive education – legal rationale, research, and practical guidelines (Ch. 1) - and provides current reviews of evidence-based practices for each topic addressed.
Illustrates subjects including curriculum planning; instructional strategies such as differentiation and individualized instruction; adult collaboration; peer support; student level and system evaluation; and school change - all through K-12 examples with an eye to translating theory and philosophy into "what works" in the classroom.
Follows four students from different grade levels and with a range of disabilities, providing teachers and staff with clear applications of strategies reviewed.
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