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Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings

by Tom E.C. Smith, Edward Polloway, James R. Patton, and Carol A. Dowdy

Pearson Education/Allyn & Bacon

Imagine being a new teacher and stepping into a classroom for the first time. According to the U.S. Department of Education, 20 to 30 percent of the students you face will have special needs. Whether bringing mental retardation, emotional and behavioral disorders, hearing impairment, exceptional abilities (“gifted”) or other conditions, all are there to learn to the best of their abilities.

“Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings” introduces 14 students with disabilities and their teachers, who put a human face on the issues, dilemmas and possibilities for all who participate in an inclusive classroom.

Tom E. C. Smith, head of the department of curriculum and instruction, and co-authors Edward A. Polloway of Lynchburg College, James R. Patton of University of Texas, and Carol A. Dowdy of University of Alabama at Birmingham, offer information, insight and strategies to educators who teach in a general education classroom.

The fourth edition includes increased coverage of cultural and linguistic diversity and the use of advanced technology in the classroom. By following the stories of real students, aspiring teachers are reminded of “the individuality among all students and the impact a teacher can have on their success in the classroom.”

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