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What Really Works in Special and Inclusive Education : Using evidence-based teaching strategies
Teachers around the globe are anxious to develop genuine, evidence-based policies and practices in their teaching of children with special educational needs, yet this field is notorious for the significant gap that exists between research and practice.
What Really Works in Special and Inclusive Education presents teachers of children with special needs with a range of strategies they can implement right away in the classroom. David Mitchell has cherry-picked recent studies in inclusive education that have the most genuine potential for improving the practices of teachers and schools, in order to help teachers produce high-quality learning and social outcomes for all.
Each of the sixty strategies included here has a substantial research base and a sound theoretical rationale, clear guidelines on how they can be employed, as well as cautions about there use. Each strategy will be presented systematically, with reference to:
*the definition of the method
*the underlying idea
*how to put the strategy into practice with the use of case studies and examples
*a review of the research on the method, and discussions of the pros and cons.
*addressing risks and problems, including ethical issues.
This ground-breaking book will be welcomed by any teacher working in inclusive education who has neither the time nor inclination to engage with theory-heavy research, yet wants to ensure their teaching strategies are up to the minute and proven to be the most effective best practice. Researchers and teacher educators in this field will also find this book informative and unique in itsscope.
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Taylor & Francis
December 02, 2007
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