Nov 28

From the seventeenth century to the early years of the twentieth, the population of Martha’s Vineyard manifested an extremely high rate of profound hereditary deafness. In stark contrast to the experience of most deaf people in our own society, the Vineyarders who were born deaf were so thoroughly integrated into the daily life of the community that they were not seen–and did not see themselves–as handicapped or as a group apart. Deaf people were included in all aspects of life, such as town…

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Oct 01

Describes the characteristics of students with mild disabilities, and clearly explains the best teaching practices for inclusive education, behavior management, social skill instruction, and modifying classroom instruction for students with mild disabilities, including learning disabilities, mild intellectual disabilities and emotional disturbance. ¬† This new edition includes an¬†elaboration of Response to Intervention (RTI), which since the last edition has become a focal point of research …

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Jul 02

In this thought-provoking book, Jan Walmsley and Kelley Johnson discuss participative approaches to research and provide an up-to-date account of inclusive practice with individuals with learning disabilities. Drawing on evidence from two major studies, they explain how lessons learnt from inclusive research in the learning disability field are applicable to others working with marginalized groups. The authors examine the origins and the process of inclusive researc… More >>

Inclusive Research With People With Learning Disabilities: Past, Present, and Futures

Jun 27

Over 22,000 deaf and hard-of-hearing students are currently enrolled in local school programs where their access to the language of learning is dependent on an interpreter. As a discipline, educational interpreting has developed quickly, without precedent. The need for a practical guide to the many issues and practices required to provide optimum access is finally met with this book. This book is a comprehensive overview of the process of interpreting in educat… More >>

Best Practices in Educational Interpreting

Jun 25

Education systems in developed countries have come to prioritise the raising of standards, while also pursuing some degree of social inclusion and inclusive schooling. However, these policies represent different and often conflicting values and approaches to education. Central to these moves has been the specific thrust to include more students with disabilities and special educational needs within general rather than specialist education. The basic dilemma is whether to recognise or not to recognise differences because either way there are negative implications associated with stigma, devaluation, rejection or denial of relevant opportunities. The dilemmas of difference relevant to children with disabilities are about: identification – whether to identify and how or not curriculum – how much of a common curriculum is relevant to them placement – to what extent they learn in ordinary/general schools and classes ornot. Dilemmas of Difference, Inclusion and Disability integrates recent empirical research and includes an international case study that examines the perspectives of education practitioners and policy makers in specific school systems in the UK, USA and the Netherlands.

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Dilemmas of Difference, Inclusion and Disability; International Perspectives and Future Directions

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