Education For All: Critical Issues in the Education of Children and Youth with Disabilities
February 2008, Jossey-Bass
- Working collaboratively with families as partners
- Including students with disabilities in general education settings
- Providing appropriate instructional practices for struggling learners
- Reducing the disproportionate representation of minorities in special education programs
- Establishing early intervention in K-12 settings
- Implementing special education law for the benefit of all children and families
Foreword by Michael M. Gerber ix
The Editors xv
The Contributors xvii
1. The Promise and Practice of the Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act 1
Nancy E. Huerta
From the Field: Reflecting on the Realities of Implementing Special Education Law, Marlene Canter
2. The Evolving Relationship Between Families of Children with
Disabilities and Professionals 35
Elizabeth J. Erwin, Leslie C. Soodak
From the Field: Gabriel’s Journey—Never Quite Finished, Virginia M. Victorin
3. Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in General Education
Holly Menzies, Mary A. Falvey
From the Field: A Personal and Professional Journey with Inclusion, Robert W. Farran
4. Gaining Access to the Schoolhouse 101
Richard Cohen, with Terese C. Jimenez
From the Field: Accessing the Schoolhouse for Richard, Sandra Renteria
5. Reducing Disproportionate Representation in Special
Education: Overview, Explanations, and Solutions 131
Robert Rueda, Janette Klingner, Nicole Sager, Alejandra Velasco
From the Field: Reflections on Disproportionality, Alnita Rettig Dunn
6. Early Intervention for Students in General Education:
Promoting Academic Achievement for All 167
From the Field: Addressing the Challenges of Early Intervention, Jo Ann Isken, with Terese C. Jimenez
7. Differentiated Instruction: Legislative Support and Classroom
Tanya Santangelo, Greg Knotts, Katharine W. Clemmer, Marianne Mitchell
From the Field: Benefits and Challenges of Differentiated Instruction, Savina Woodyard
8. Transition Services and Education for All 241
From the Field: Supporting the Transition of Individuals with Disabilities, Gina Semenza
9. Personal Experiences with Disability and Special Education
Discovering the Real Me, Sue Rubin
A Lifelong Journey, Olegario D. Cantos VII
From Instinct to Intellect, Janeen Steel
From the Field: Building Academics, Leadership, and Community, Sandi Drinkward
Appendix: Discussion Questions 317
Terese C. Jiménez, Ph.D., is assistant professor of special education at Loyola Marymount University. Prior to her doctoral work, Jiménez taught as a bilingual resource specialist in a predominantly low-income, Latino community within the Los Angeles area.
Victoria L. Graf, Ph.D., is professor of education and director of the special education program at Loyola Marymount University. Prior to her work at LMU, Graf taught students with learning disabilities, autism, mild mental retardation, and emotional disturbance.
In November 2005 Jiménez and Graf co-organized the Education for All conference in Los Angeles, which drew approximately 2,000 educationprofessionals.
The leading voices in Special Education discuss how the field has evolved over the past three decades, predict where Special Education research and practices are heading, and make recommendations for classroom teachers and other professionals working with special needs students.
- Features contributions from nationally-known Special Education professionals, including Rutherford Turnbull, Ann Turnbull, Robert Rueda, and Alfredo Artiles.
- Includes a bonus appendix with discussion questions from each chapter, to help instructors who are using the book as a text.
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