Special Education: A Reference Book for Policy & Curriculum Development

3d ed. Grey House. 2018. 255p. photos. index. ISBN 9781682179505. $165; ebk. ISBN 9781682177495. ED
Over the past few decades, the number of students who require special education has progressively increased, as has the need to integrate this population into the generalized education mainstream. For school districts, setting special education policies—and creating curriculum to support those policies—is an ongoing and ever-changing struggle. This reference work blends history and current information with real-world strategies, looking at topics such as law, politics, statistics, and advocacy. Readers will also appreciate resources and related organizations and a time line of the history of special education. Those curious about the drastic impact of laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as well as evolving political and social views on individuals with disabilities, will find this valuable.
VERDICT A comprehensive source for administrators, educators, and education students.

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