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Public Policy, School Reform, and Special Education
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Public Policy, School Reform, and Special Education
A Practical Guide for Every Teacher



May 2006 | 104 pages | Corwin
Education is driven by excellence and equity for all students. There is a tenuous balance, however, between society's desire to provide special education services and its ability to pay for them. Authors Jim Ysseldyke and Bob Algozzine examine the current educational landscape, focusing on the delivery of cost-effective, quality services to exceptional students. Public Policy, School Reform, and Special Education demonstrates how and why special education services are driven more by social, political, and economic factors than by actual changes in education, and the ways in which society's values and beliefs affect the distribution of limited resources.

Special features include:

o Key vocabulary terms

o Case studies illustrating how social, political and economic factors work together to affect special education practices

o A pre-test and post-test to help readers assess their understanding of school reform and restructuring

o Helpful books, articles, and organizations for further research and support

 
About A Practical Approach to Special Education for Every Teacher
 
Acknowledgements
 
About the Authors
 
Self-Assessment I
 
Introduction to Public Policy, School Reform, and Special Education
 
1.What Factors Drive Special Education?
Social Values

 
Political Factors

 
Economic Factors

 
 
2.What Should Every Teacher Know About School Reform?
National Education Goals

 
REI and Inclusion

 
Goals 2000

 
National Standards

 
Opportunity-to-Learn Standards

 
School Restructuring

 
Impact of Reform on Special Education

 
 
3.Public Policy and School Reform in Perspective
Impact of Laws on Special Education

 
Current Reforms

 
Importance of Teacher Training

 
The Future of Special Education

 
Closing Comments and Parting Thoughts

 
 
4. What Have We Learned?
Key Points

 
Key Vocabulary

 
Self-Assessment II

 
Answer Key for Self-Assessments

 
On Your Own

 
 
Resources
Books

 
Journals & Articles

 
Organizationa

 
 
References
 
Index

Easily read and understood!
Great for administrators!

Ms JoAnne Hinckley
Education Dept, Southwest Minnesota State University
April 16, 2012

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ISBN: 9781412938990
£17.99