Inclusive Urban Schools

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Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey
P.H. Brookes, Sep 1, 2003 - Education - 303 pages
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This edited volume provides an overview of inclusive education in urban schools, including demographics, major reform efforts, successes and challenges within urban reform, and the intersection of inclusive education with urban schooling. This practical book explores a wide range of ages, disabilities, and levels of implementation of inclusive practices. Using case studies of schools or districts in major U.S. cities (e.g., Milwaukee, Boston, Detroit, Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, San Diego, Houston), each chapter illustrates important themes in urban inclusive education. Many chapters are written by or with contributions from teachers and principals who have had direct experience with implementing inclusion in an urban school. The book covers many of today's hot topics in education: literacy, peer tutoring, curriculum adaptations, access to the general curriculum, transition, and diversity.

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Douglas Fisher is professor of language and literacy education in the Department of Teacher Education at San Diego State University and a classroom teacher at Health Sciences High & Middle College. He is the recipient of an International Reading Association Celebrate Literacy Award, the Farmer Award for excellence in writing from the National Council of Teachers of English, as well as a Christa McAuliffe Award for excellence in teacher education. He has published numerous articles on reading and literacy, differentiated instruction, and curriculum design, as well as books, such as "Creating Literacy-rich Schools for Adolescents" (with Gay Ivey), "Checking for Understanding: Formative Assessments for Your Classroom "(with Nancy Frey), "Better Learning Through Structured Teaching "(with Nancy Frey) and "Content-area Conversations: How to Plan Discussion-based Lessons for Diverse Learners "(with Carol Rothenberg).

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