Special Education in Contemporary Society
An Introduction to Exceptionality
- Richard M. Gargiulo - Professor Emeritus - University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
- Emily C. Bouck - Michigan State University, USA
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“Introductory texts in special education have a monumental task. They must provide a full overview of the field, which continues to grow in breadth and depth, while remaining accessible to students who are new to the field. Special Education in Contemporary Society provides the right combination and balance so that students understand the complexity of the field and feel energized and ready to take the next steps in their journey.”
“Special Education in Contemporary Society is a well-organized introductory textbook for education and non-education majors who may work with children with exceptionalities. A definite resource textbook for those just beginning in the field.”
“Special Education in Contemporary Society is very 21st Century Learner friendly. It contains the pertinent information needed to provide preservice teachers with an extensive overview of special education while providing a wealth of supplemental materials for both the instructor and the student.”
“Special Education in Contemporary is the quintessential text for an introduction to special education course. The authors and publisher have taken great care to understand the needs of the students. Special Education is a vast topic and this text delivers the information necessary to engage today’s learners. An instructor or teacher using this text has everything they need to successfully deliver, assess, and understand special education.”
This is a great resource--especially for an intro class. Used it with grad students already.
I have used the book by Gargiulo, et al for some years and was glad to get the revised edition which I used this school year in the Spring of 2021. I have always enjoyed using this very informative textbook.