Testing and Inclusive Schooling

Testing and Inclusive Schooling

With an examination of the international testing culture and the politics of inclusion currently permeating national school reforms, this book raises a critical and constructive discussion of these movements, which appear to support one ...

Author: Bjorn Hamre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351789837

Category: Education

Page: 268

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Testing and Inclusive Schooling provides a comparative perspective on seemingly incompatible global agendas and efforts to include all children in the general school system, thus reducing exclusion. With an examination of the international testing culture and the politics of inclusion currently permeating national school reforms, this book raises a critical and constructive discussion of these movements, which appear to support one another, yet simultaneously offer profound contradictions. With contributions from around the world, the book analyses the dilemma arising between reforms that urge schools to move towards a constantly higher academic level, and those who practice a politics of inclusion leading to a greater degree of student diversity. The book considers the types of problems that arise when reforms implemented at the international level are transformed into policies and practices, firmly placing global educational efforts into perspective by highlighting a range of different cases at both national and local levels. Testing and Inclusive Schooling sheds light on new possibilities for educational improvements in global and local contexts and is essential reading for academics, researchers and postgraduate students interested in international and comparative education, assessment technologies and practices, inclusion, educational psychology and educational policy.
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Assessment In Special and Inclusive Education

Assessment  In Special and Inclusive Education

Appropriate for novices and experts, this text equips readers with the knowledge and tools to assess their students’ skills and abilities effectively and efficiently.

Author: John Salvia

Publisher: Nelson Education

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 171

Setting the standard in professional assessment resources, ASSESSMENT offers basic assessment information along with a handbook-style reference to comprehensive, frank reviews of the tests most administered in K-12 schools. Updated to reflect changes in the field, the new edition takes advantage of the text’s robust website, Education CourseMate, to convey information and promote active learning. It also brings to the forefront the hot topics of RTI and ELL, while retaining key features that have made the text a classic. The authors focus on standardized tests that are used to assess students in special and inclusive education: the details of the tests, what does and doesn’t work with them, and how to interpret the test data--but also how to look at the individual child’s needs. Appropriate for novices and experts, this text equips readers with the knowledge and tools to assess their students’ skills and abilities effectively and efficiently. Featuring an emphasis on improved outcomes, it shows readers how to broaden their assessment labors from efforts designed to make predictions about students’ lives to efforts that can make a difference in the lives of the students they serve. In order to ensure that our readers have access to assessment information that is comprehensive and up-to-date, and that can be tailored to their unique learning needs, we have made greater use of the Education CourseMate, which allows us to offer more in depth information about topics that may be of particular interest to only a subset of readers. We now include in the text summaries of five chapters that are available in their entirety on CourseMate, including Chapter 10, How to Evaluate a Test, Chapter 18, Using Measures of Adaptive Behavior, Chapter 19, Assessment of Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers, Chapter 20, Assessment of Sensory Acuity, and Chapter 25, Using Portfolios in Assessment. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Business & Economics

CREATING AN INCLUSIVE SCHOOL

CREATING AN INCLUSIVE SCHOOL

Written in the same context, the book developed as per the issued directives of NCTE equips its readers with the knowledge, understanding, skills, interests and attitude needed for working in the inclusive schools.

Author: MANGAL, S. K.

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9789388028172

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 900

With the proclamation of human rights and impact of the philosophy of humanism, there has been a worldwide call for providing humane treatment to the disabled and putting an end to their isolation. Written in the same context, the book developed as per the issued directives of NCTE equips its readers with the knowledge, understanding, skills, interests and attitude needed for working in the inclusive schools. It acquaints them with all the essentials related to the nature of the different types of disabilities or impairments, diversities and exceptionalities of the children belonging to an inclusive school, the need and means of introducing the required adaptations in the environmental conditions, curriculum, teaching-learning strategies, teaching-learning aids and equipment, methods of assessing the progress of the diverse children, and likewise so many other things and requirements for fulfilling their responsibilities towards the diverse children in the inclusive set-up of the school. It is primarily designed for the students of secondary and elementary teacher education (B.Ed., B.El. Ed., D.Ed.) of the teacher training institutes. KEY FEATURES • Full coverage of the current syllabi prescribed for B. Ed., B. El. Ed. and D. Ed. in a user-friendly language • Comprehensive description of the various aspects of inclusive education and children with special needs (CWSN) such as historical perspectives to disability and inclusive education, needed pedagogical and assessment approaches for CWSN, educational provisions for the disabled at national and international levels, and so forth • Inclusion of recent topics such as learning styles in the context of different types of disabilities and CWSN, forms of exclusions on various grounds including disabilities in Indian education, approaches and models of inclusion, individual education programme, assistive and adaptive technologies, and so on • Comprises chapter-end summary for quick glance of the concepts TARGET AUDIENCE • B.Ed. • B. El. Ed. • D.Ed.
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Psychology for Inclusive Education

Psychology for Inclusive Education

This book reframes the contribution of psychology in terms of its relevance to inclusion and shows how psychological theories of learning and human development really are compatible with inclusive education day-to-day.Bringing together a ...

Author: Ruth Kershner

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415390491

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 522

What can psychology offer inclusive education? Traditionally, special education has looked to psychology for many of its theoretical resources and practical strategies. While those seeking to promote more inclusive education have tended to see psychology and psychologists as part of the problem by providing a rationale for segregation. However, in practice many psychologists today are developing inclusive ways of working, and are paying attention to psychological theories that underpin inclusive education. Psychology for Inclusive Education reframes the contribution of psychology in terms of its relevance to inclusion and will show how psychological theories of learning and human development are compatible with inclusive education. Part 1 explores psychological theories relevant to understanding inclusive education and Part 2 looks at how psychology can contribute to promoting more inclusive education in practice. Chapters cover: how psychologists can collaborate with teachers for inclusive solutions Vygotsky's theories of learning and their significance for inclusion the challenge of developing pedagogies for inclusion sociocultural understandings of learning in inclusive classrooms the role of emotion in learning and inclusion cooperative learning and inclusion the challenges and tensions of inclusion and high standards for schools the practice of dynamic assessment as an inclusive alternative to IQ social justice and inclusive psychology Bringing together a highly distinguished list of international contributors from the UK, USA and South Africa and including practising educational psychologists, this book will link theory to practice in schools and classrooms. International in focus and at the very cutting edge of the field, this is essential reading for all those interested in the development of inclusive education.
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The Irregular School

The Irregular School

The Irregular School explores the foundations of the current controversies and argues that continuing to think in terms of the regular school or the special school obstructs progress towards inclusive education.

Author: Roger Slee

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136830211

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 494

The Irregular School explores the foundations of the current controversies and argues that continuing to think in terms of the regular school or the special school obstructs progress towards inclusive education.
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Radical Inclusive Education

Radical Inclusive Education

This is particularly true for students identified as having "special educational needs" (SEN) or disability, a label often used to justify the ways in which students are failed by a system that focuses on narrow definitions of knowledge, ...

Author: Anat Greenstein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317427254

Category: Education

Page: 154

View: 723

Many people who work in education start out with enthusiastic ideals about education as a positive force that can spur change in the life of the learner and in society at large, yet find themselves frustrated with a bureaucratic system that often alienates and excludes many of its students. This is particularly true for students identified as having "special educational needs" (SEN) or disability, a label often used to justify the ways in which students are failed by a system that focuses on narrow definitions of knowledge, seeks to normalise and control behaviour, and values economic productivity over other forms of human activity. Radical Inclusive Education explores how current educational practices, such as standardised tests and league tables, exclude and fail many disabled students, and naturalise educational inequalities around gender, class, ethnicity and ability. Informed by the social model of disability, the book argues that educational theories and practices that are geared towards social justice and inclusion need to recognise and value the diversity of human embodiments, needs and capacities, and foster pedagogical practices that support relations of interdependency. The book draws on work in disability studies, critical psychology and critical pedagogy, and also real life examples from interviews with activists in the disabled people’s movement, and from research in a school, to offer examples of what radical inclusive education – that is sensitive to the needs of all students – might look like in practice. As such, it will be of great interest to practitioners and students in the field of education, particularly for those interested in SEN and disability, sociology of education, critical pedagogy, informal education and social movement learning.
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Achievement and Inclusion in Schools

Achievement and Inclusion in Schools

Packed with vivid case studies that explore the benefits and tensions for children and schools, this book sets out to answer the following questions: What is the nature of the relationship between the inclusion of some children and the ...

Author: Lani Florian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134165100

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 150

**Winner of the nasen Special Educational Needs Academic Book award 2008** There is an enduring and widespread perception amongst policy makers and practitioners that certain groups of children, in particular those who find learning difficult, have a detrimental effect on the achievement of other children. Challenging this basic assumption, Achievement and Inclusion in Schools argues that high levels of inclusion can be entirely compatible with high levels of achievement and that combining the two is not only possible but essential if all children are to have the opportunity to participate fully in education. Packed with vivid case studies that explore the benefits and tensions for children and schools, this book sets out to answer the following questions: What is the nature of the relationship between the inclusion of some children and the achievement of all? Are there strategies which can raise the achievement of all children, whilst safeguarding the inclusion of others who are more vulnerable? What changes can a school make to ensure high levels of inclusion as well as high levels of achievement for all its children? Achievement and Inclusion in Schools offers an up-to-date analysis of current issues, provides practical guidance for practitioners and policy-makers, and will be of interest to anyone passionate about inclusive education.
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Working Towards Inclusive Education

Working Towards Inclusive Education

Schools. Prevent. Learning. Difficulties? Success for a few was an option in the
past. Success for all is the challenge now ... In reviewing these initiatives, we
again need to scrutinise the extent to which they are likely to lead to a more
inclusive society and educational system ... GCSE examination results or level 4
at Key Stage 2 national tests – fails to capture much of what the schools are trying
to achieve ...

Author: Peter Mittler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136605345

Category: Education

Page: 222

View: 890

This book provides a clearly written, wide-ranging overview of current key issues and challenges arising from the implementation of more inclusive policies and provision in education in this country and internationally. The author sets policies for inclusive schools in the broader contexts of current policies which aim to reduce poverty and social exclusion, and the wider global background of the United Nations drive to promote 'Education for All'. The book draws a distinction between integration and inclusion and provides a critical analysis of the government's Program of Action and the revised National Curriculum and their implications for schools, pupils and families.
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Inclusive Teaching in South Africa

Inclusive Teaching in South Africa

While there has been much debate, indications are that inclusive education has been gaining momentum. The book is divided into six coherent sections that address the how of inclusive education both inside and outside of the classroom.

Author: Tsediso Michael Makoelle

Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

ISBN: 9781928355021

Category: Education

Page: 222

View: 970

ÿInclusive education presupposes an all-inclusive approach where all learners are taught in regular classrooms, regardless of background, disability or social context. While there has been much debate, indications are that inclusive education has been gaining momentum. The book is divided into six coherent sections that address the how of inclusive education both inside and outside of the classroom.
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Resources in Education

Resources in Education

Available from—Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education (CSIE), 1 Redland
Close, Elm Lane, Redland, Bristol BS6 ... Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, *
Minimum Competency Testing, National Competency Tests, Secondary
Education, ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:30000006323327

Category: Education

Page:

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Differentiating Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms

Differentiating Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms

In this guide, Haager (reading and learning disabilities, California State U., Los Angeles) and Klingner (bilingual education, U. This methods text is a practical, user-friendly guide for the prospective or practicing special education ...

Author: Diane Haager

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UVA:X004859380

Category: Education

Page: 465

View: 611

Almost 90% of special education teachers work with disabled students in a general education classroom. In this guide, Haager (reading and learning disabilities, California State U., Los Angeles) and Klingner (bilingual education, U.
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Alternate Assessment of Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings

Alternate Assessment of Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings

Summary In this chapter , we reviewed statistical concepts underlying
standardized testing . We discussed how standardized ... Finally , some
implications of standardized tests for inclusive schools were addressed . We
have tried to maintain a ...

Author: Sandra K. Alper

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UOM:39015050135097

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 996

This unique book covers assessment of both relevant academic and functional skills of students with disabilities as they are embedded in the general education curriculum. This book addresses a critical challenge faced by teachers in inclusive settings: how to appropriately address the functional skill needs of students with disabilities in general education settings, while at the same time, provide adequate coverage of basic academic skills. Pedagogical elements such as learning objectives and lists of key terms make this a comprehensive, clear and useful book. For anyone interested in special education assessment.
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Testing Students With Disabilities

Testing Students With Disabilities

More students with disabilities are receiving their education in schools and
classes they would attend if they had no disability . We know that implementation
of the inclusive schooling model is all over the map , just like inclusive
assessment .

Author: Martha L. Thurlow

Publisher: Corwin

ISBN: UOM:39015043808099

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 148

This book includes the critical information that can help you make sure you're getting an accurate indication of your students' success.
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Condition Critical Key Principles for Equitable and Inclusive Education

Condition Critical   Key Principles for Equitable and Inclusive Education

This important book provides a unique merging of disability studies, critical multiculturalism, and social justice advocacy to develop both the knowledge base and the essential insights for understanding and implementing fully inclusive ...

Author: Diana Lawrence-Brown

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807772799

Category: Education

Page: 242

View: 106

This important book provides a unique merging of disability studies, critical multiculturalism, and social justice advocacy to develop both the knowledge base and the essential insights for understanding and implementing fully inclusive education. Although inclusion is often viewed in schools as primarily serving students with disabilities, this volume expands the definition to include students with a broad range of traditionally marginalized differences (including but not limited to disabilities, cultural/linguistic/racial background, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and class). Chapters provide 12 key principles important to developing and applying a critical perspective toward educating diverse students and promoting equity and inclusion. Book Features: Personal stories that make concepts accessible to new and pre-service teachers. Application exercises ideal for courses and professional development workshops. Highlight boxes that raise additional questions for discussion and debate. Interactive, multimodal instructional activities to use with many kinds of learners. Additional activities and resources available online at www.tcpress.com. Contributors: Subini Annamma, Laura Atkinson, David J. Connor, Elizabeth Z. Dejewski, David Feingold, Ana Maria García, Kathryn Henn-Reinke, Jodell Heroux, Kathleen Kotel, Elizabeth B. Kozleski, Valerie Owen, Susan Peters, Julie Ramirez, Maryl A. Randel, Janet Sauer, Stacey N. Skoning, Graciela Slesaransky-Poe, Robin M. Smith, Jeannie Zeitli “A powerful call to challenge rigid school practices that attempt to sort and level students. This extremely clear guide helps us move from critique to action, interweaving difficult matters of income disparity, language and religious marginalization, racism, and gender expression and identity. The authors inspire us to engage in the hard work of justice- and equity-oriented pedagogy and to do so collectively, with humor and with passion.” —Celia Oyler, professor of education, Teachers College, Columbia University “Condition Critical offers a critical framework for valuing and responding to student differences grounded in an expansive view of social justice, equity, access, and excellence. Accessible and engaging, each chapter skillfully weaves together first-person narratives, opportunities for self-reflection, and practical examples of key classroom practices. The result is a thoughtful and inspiring book that does more than critique the status quo, it points the way to transforming classrooms and schools for all.” —Beth Ferri, associate professor, School of Education, Syracuse University
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The Inclusive Classroom

The Inclusive Classroom

Training and Technical Assistance Center at the College of William and Mary . (
2005 ) . Virginia's alternate assessment program . Williamsburg , VA : Author
Vavrus , L. ( 1990 ) . Put portfolios to the test . Instructor , 100 ( 1 ) , 48–53 .
Virginia ...

Author: Margo A. Mastropieri

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: PSU:000066599074

Category: Education

Page: 455

View: 664

This text offers a wealth of practical and proven strategies for successfully including students with disabilities in general education classrooms. The text provides targeted strategies for the subject and skill areas, as well as special needs of individual students, with a strong focus on instructional strategies applied to specific student need areas. An overall theme of “effective, differentiated instruction” is infused throughout the text, relating to those practices that are most closely aligned with academic success. The text is unique in its three-part coverage of 1). the fundamentals of teaching students with special needs, 2). effective general teaching practices, and 3).inclusive practices in specific subject areas. With a strong focus on instructional strategies and how they are applied to specific student need areas, the text goes further by featuring more specific strategies than any other text, and extensive information about the most effective strategies available, and when and how to use them.. This strong focus instructs pre-service teachers and other education personnel on how they can implement in the classroom specific strategies to address a very wide range of grade levels, skill levels, academic content areas; and extensive and very specific information on strategies teachers can use in the areas of most concern to them, e.g., behavior management, handling student confrontations, promoting literacy, memory for school content, motivation to learn, maintaining student attention, adapting assessment and improving test scores, and specific strategies for adapting specific lessons in math, science, social studies, and career and technical education. Specifically written for pre-service or in-service special education teachers who will work with general education teachers in K-12 classrooms, the text is also relevant for school psychologists, counselors, support staff, and other school personnel interested in helping all students succeed in the classroom.
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Practical Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom

Practical Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom

This brief Inclusion text presents highly practical and research-based strategies for promoting learning for all students in the classroom.

Author: Judy W. Wood

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0135130581

Category: Education

Page: 244

View: 126

This brief Inclusion text presents highly practical and research-based strategies for promoting learning for all students in the classroom. The book is presented in a two-tier process that includes taking a problem-solving approach to identify problems and a framework for selecting and employing research based strategies or interventions for the identified problem. The text also provides universal interventions that can be used on an on-going basis in the classroom and across all ability and age levels. These strategies require little or no resources. This is the first in a series of eight texts to address teacher shortage and professional development issues. Teachers with degrees are now seeking alternate areas of certification in this age of standards- based educational reform. This text presents practical, research-based interventions to be used to provide access to the curriculum for students with special needs, as they will now also be required to take standardized tests. Each chapter includes a Chapter-at-a-Glance illustration, Learner Objectives, Vignettes, Summary, and Resources and Suggested Readings. Every chapter will also include information on diversity, technology, classroom collaboration, and standards-based education. A matrix for the INTASC standards for Beginning Teachers and how it aligns with the chapters in the book is located on the inside cover.
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Creating Inclusive Classrooms

Creating Inclusive Classrooms

The text has the most current vision of today's inclusive classroom, which truly helps you create a successful educational experience for all students. New to This Edition: NEW!

Author: Spencer J. Salend

Publisher:

ISBN: 0131384252

Category:

Page: 599

View: 534

Creating an inclusive classroom means understanding federal legislation as well as national and state standards, but the practical and streamlined seventh edition of Creating Inclusive Classrooms: Effective and Reflective Practices recognizes that it means more than that. This text goes beyond the typical inclusion text, translating theory and research into practices you can use in your inclusive classroom by illustrating the principles of effective inclusion through classroom scenarios, online footage, and successful strategies. The text has the most current vision of today's inclusive classroom, which truly helps you create a successful educational experience for all students. New to This Edition: *NEW UDL and You features throughout the text guide you in understanding and implementing the principles of universal design to help all learners access the general education curriculum and succeed in inclusive classrooms.
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Classroom Testing and Assessment for ALL Students

Classroom Testing and Assessment for ALL Students

"A rare opportunity for the new generation of educators to learn alongside a well-known and experienced educator to integrate all learning styles into assessments. Principals should consider this for faculty book studies.

Author: Spencer J. Salend

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452273044

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 733

Use teacher-made tests, appropriate testing accommodations, technology-based testing, and classroom-based assessments to give students with diverse needs the opportunity to achieve!
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With a Different Glance

With a Different Glance

Whether testing facilitates or inhibits inclusion, depends on whether the country
has a wellinstalled inclusive education system, including a support system and
provision of an adequate individual education plan. Hence the question would be
 ...

Author: Jo Lebeer

Publisher: Maklu

ISBN: 9789044128024

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 165

Categories: Social Science

Understanding the Development of Inclusive Schools

Understanding the Development of Inclusive Schools

and constantly put up barriers to inclusion. So what we have to do is to look at
those barriers, look how to get round them, and use them. What we are going to
do, for example, is take testing and use it for the very best for our children. We are
 ...

Author: Mel Ainscow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135711771

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 941

The current emphasis on individualised intervention programmes for students with special needs may not only be impractical, but also undesirable. This book compares and contrasts special needs approaches with school effectiveness strategies. The author sets out theories about inclusive schooling that arise out of a detailed scrutiny of practice. The link between theory and practice will be welcomed by many practitioners. With extensive examples from the field to illustrate Ainscow's ideas, this is an eminently accessible text.
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