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Case studies in special education : a social justice perspective / edited by Tera Torres and Catherine R. Barber

By: Torres, Tera.
Contributor(s): Barber, Catherine R | Decatur, Katie D | Iveth de la Garza, Brenda | Ten Napel, Amy | Porter, Kanisha | Reyes, Jannette | Shaw, Helen S | Staniszewski, Corrie | Walters, Nicole McZeal | Wells, Griselda Landeros.
Publisher: Springfield, IL : Charles C Thomas, Publisher, Ltd., 2017Description: xi, 186 pages ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780398091736.Subject(s): SPECIAL EDUCATION | CASE STUDIES | SOCIAL JUSTICE | UNITED STATES OF AMERICAGenre/Form: Case studies.Additional physical formats: Online version:: Case studies in special education.
Contents:
Introduction. - 1. To be (LD) or not to be (LD): that depends. - 2. The plight of the slow learner. - 3. The social conundrum: emotional disturbance vs social maladjustment. - 4. Disability, disadvantage or discrimination? - 5. Issues in bilingual assessment and special education eligibility. - 6. Falling through the cracks : two cases of individualized education programs gone awry. - 7. What is specially designed instruction? - 8. RTI: response to intervention or rushing to identify? - Conclusion.
Summary: "Although special education services are vastly better today than they were in the early years of public education, current policies and practices continue to result in the under-education of many children with disabilities. This book illustrates key failures of the system within the context of real children's experiences. The case study approach gives voice to the students, families, and educators who have been let down by the special education process. The goal is to shed light on the flaws and injustices of the status quo. After identifying these problems, the authors offer sound solutions... This book will be an excellent resource for graduate-level students, practitioners and teachers in the fields of special education, disability studies, early intervention, school psychology and child and family services." - BOOK JACKET
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction. - 1. To be (LD) or not to be (LD): that depends. - 2. The plight of the slow learner. - 3. The social conundrum: emotional disturbance vs social maladjustment. - 4. Disability, disadvantage or discrimination? - 5. Issues in bilingual assessment and special education eligibility. - 6. Falling through the cracks : two cases of individualized education programs gone awry. - 7. What is specially designed instruction? - 8. RTI: response to intervention or rushing to identify? - Conclusion.

"Although special education services are vastly better today than they were in the early years of public education, current policies and practices continue to result in the under-education of many children with disabilities. This book illustrates key failures of the system within the context of real children's experiences. The case study approach gives voice to the students, families, and educators who have been let down by the special education process. The goal is to shed light on the flaws and injustices of the status quo. After identifying these problems, the authors offer sound solutions... This book will be an excellent resource for graduate-level students, practitioners and teachers in the fields of special education, disability studies, early intervention, school psychology and child and family services." - BOOK JACKET

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