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The SAGE Handbook of Special Education

The SAGE Handbook of Special Education

Second Edition
Two Volume Set
Edited by:

December 2013 | 1 040 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The second edition of The SAGE Handbook of Special Education provides a comprehensive overview of special education, offering a wide range of views on key issues from all over the world. The contributors bring together up-to-date theory, research and innovations in practice, with an emphasis on future directions for the role of special education in a global context of inclusion.

This brand new edition features:

" New chapters on families, interagency collaboration and issues of lifelong learning

" The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

" Policy reform proposals

" Equity and social justice in education

" The impact of new thinking on assessment

" Issues and developments in classification

" The preparation and qualifications that teachers need

The Handbook's breadth, clarity and academic rigour will make it essential reading for researchers and postgraduate students, and also for practitioners, teachers, school managers and administrators.

List of Figures
List of Tables
About the Editor
About the Contributors
Editorial Advisors
Part I: How Special Educational Needs Are Understood
Lani Florian
Reimagining Special Education - Why New Approaches are Needed
Margaret A. Winzer
Confronting Difference: A Brief History of Special Education
Tony Cline & Norah Frederickson
Models of Service Delivery and Forms of Provision
Brahm Norwich
Categories of Special Educational Needs
Beth Harry
The Disproportionate Placement of Ethnic Minorities in Special Education
Sheila Riddell
A Sociological Perspective on Special Education
David J. Connor
Social Justice in Education for Students with Disabilities
Part II: The Challenge of Inclusion
Marcia Rioux
Disability Rights in Education
Renato Opertti, Zachary Walker & Yi Zhang
Inclusive Education: From Targeting Groups and Schools to Achieving Quality Education as the Core of EFA
Mel Ainscow
From Special Education to Effective Schools for All: Widening the Agenda
Chunling Liu & Xueyun Su
Sui Ban Jiu Du: An Approach Toward Inclusive Education in China
Nidhi Singal
Entry, Engagement and Empowerment: Dilemmas for Inclusive Education in an Indian Context
Roger Slee
Inclusive Schooling as a Means and End of Education?
Elizabeth Kozleski, Alfredo Artiles & Federico Waitoller
Equity in Inclusive Education: A Cultural Historical Comparative Perspective
Sip Jan Pijl
How Special Needs Funding Can Support Inclusive Education
Part III: Knowledge Production
Gary Thomas
Epistemology and Special Education
John W. Maag
Persistent Issues in Behavioral Theory and Practice
J. S. de Valenzuela
Sociocultural Views of Learning
Usha Goswami
Educational Neuroscience: Bridging the Gulf Between Basic Research and Implications for Practice
Justin J.W. Powell
Comparative and International Perspectives on Special Education
Douglas Biklen, Fernanda Orsati & Jessica Bacon
A Disability Studies Frame for Research Approaches in Special Education
Samuel L. Odom & Kathleen Lynne Lane
The Applied Science of Special Education: Quantitative Approaches, the Questions They Address, and How They Inform Practice
Kristine Black-Hawkins
Researching Inclusive Classroom Practices: The Framework For
Jill Porter
Research and Pupil Voice
Barbara Ridley & Michael F. Watts
Using the Capability Approach to Evaluate the Well-being of Adult learners with Dis/abilities Participation
Part IV: Issues of Teaching
Susan Hart and Mary Jane Drummond
Learning Without Limits: Constructing a Pedagogy Free from Determinist Beliefs about Ability
Jonathan Rix and Kieron Sheehy
Nothing Special - The Everyday Pedagogy of Teaching
David H. Rose, Jenna W. Gravel, and David T. Gordon
Universal Design for Learning
Jean Ware
Curriculum Considerations in Meeting the Educational Needs of Learners with Severe Intellectual Disabilities
Judith Hollenweger
Beyond Categories and Labels: Knowledge to Support Assessment for Learning. Disability' - A Problem Well Put?
Louise Hayward
Assessment for Learning and the Journey Towards Inclusion
Roseanna Bourke and Mandia Mentis
Self-Assessment as an 'Insider' Lens for Learning and Assessment
Alex Kozulin
Dynamic Assessment and Cognitive Intervention
J. Joy Cumming & Graham S. Maxwell
Expanding Approaches to Summative Assessment for Students with Impairment
Martha L. Thurlow
Instructional and Assessment Accommodations in the 21st Century
Susan A. Fowler, Michaelene M. Ostrosky and Tweety J. Yates
Teaching and Learning in the Early Years
Sharon Vaughn, Jeanne Wanzek & Carolyn A. Denton
Teaching Elementary Students with Learning Difficulties
Lisa A. Dieker and Selma Powell
Secondary Special Education and Inclusive Practice: Pitfalls and Potential for the Success of All
Robert Stodden and Kelly Roberts
Students with Disabilities in Postsecondary Education
Michael F. Giangreco and Mary Beth Doyle
Teacher Assistants in Inclusive Classrooms
Amy G. Dell and Deborah A. Newton
Assistive Technology to Provide Access to the Curriculum and Increase Independence
Penny Standen and David Brown
Mobile Learning and Games in Special Education
John Woodward & Ralph Ferretti
The Evolving Use of Technology in Special Education: Is "Effectiveness" the Right question?
Dawn B. Male
Friendships and Peer Relations Among and Between Children and Young People With and Without Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities
Dianne L. Ferguson, Amy N. Hanreddy and Philip M. Ferguson
Finding a Voice: Families Roles in Schools
Liz Todd
Interagency Working and Special Education: Beyond 'Virtuous' Ideas of Partnership towards Alternative Frameworks for Collaborative Work with Children
Part V: Future Directions For Research and Practice
Ruth Cigman
Education Without Condescension: Philosophy, Personhood and Cognitive Disability
Deborah J. Gallagher
Challenging Orthodoxy in Special Education: On Longstanding Debates and Philosophical Divides Revisited
Ruth Kershner
What do Classroom Teachers Need to Know about Meeting Special Educational Needs?
Kari Nes
The Professional Knowledge of Special Educators
Marleen C. Pugach & Linda P. Blanton
Inquiry and Community: Uncommon Opportunities to Enrich Professional Development for Inclusion
Margaret J. McLaughlin and Alan Dyson
Changing Perspectives of Special Education in the Evolving Context of Standards-Based Reforms in the US and England
Valerie Harwood and Samantha McMahon
Medicalization in Schools
Seamus Hegarty
Special Education and its Contribution to the Broader Discourse of Education
Cristina Devecchi

'This comprehensive handbook extends and challenges existing thinking and practice about special education and its place in the larger education system. It provides a rich and valuable resource for advanced professional learning and is highly recommended.'

Sharon P. Robinson
President & CEO, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

This book is a landmark publication. It marks a transformation in thinking about special educational needs, away from a focus on limitation and some, and towards inclusive, equitable provision for all.  The new understanding brings exciting possibilities and opportunities, and is to be warmly welcomed.

Professor Andrew Pollard
University of Bristol and Institute of Education, University of London

'This new edition of a well-established handbook provides a wide-ranging and stimulating overview of the special educational needs field.  It is a mine of information and challenging ideas. It is particularly timely as the UK legislation is being substantially revised – but the ideas are relevant beyond national boundaries.'

Professor Geoff Lindsay
Director, Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research (CEDAR), University of Warwick, UK

'Since the 1994 Salamanca Declaration the world of special education has undergone a revolution, with commitments to the integration of children with special needs into mainstream schools and, later, a critical reflection on the extent to which those institutions themselves were inclusive. This book marks the possibility of another significant moment of change, perhaps best represented as a challenge to the 'normal curve' assumptions of schooling. The new paradigm seeks to include everyone in the learning community of the classroom, even while recognising that all have individual differences that need to be accommodated: the key change lies in the starting assumption that all belong, not that some have to be 'fitted in'. If this is to be realised it will require new practices, new pedagogy, but most of all, entirely new conceptualisations about the nature of schools and schooling. The chapters in this book provide the roadmap for this revolution in our thinking and practice.'

Tony Gallagher
Professor of Education and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Queen's University Belfast

'We live in difficult times. The economic crisis severely affects people’s lives, attitudes and educational opportunities. In this context, educational and social inclusion is a real challenge. This stunning book appears at the right time: we need a new perspective to open our minds and develop our competences in order to achieve a new education for all. We need to promote knowledge and pedagogy, and ensure trust and hope. If you are looking for something like that, this is your book.'   

Álvaro Marchesi
Secretary General of the Organisation of Ibero-American States for Education

...This handbook has been designed to address the complex and nuanced nature of special and inclusive education. By delineating how researchers have explored this complexity, this edition gives an insight into how future research might play a part in extending our understanding of the field. In my view, although this edition of The SAGE Handbook of Special Education is more expensive than other texts, it is well worth the investment; I cannot think of a more comprehensive critique of the field.

Fiona Hallett, Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University, UK
Cambridge Journal of Education

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