Current Issues and Trends in Special Education: Research, Technology, and Teacher Preparation

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Festus E. Obiakor, Jeffrey P. Bakken, Anthony F. Rotatori
Emerald Group Publishing, 2010 - Education - 203 pages
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This is the second of two-themed volumes addressing "Current Issues and Trends in Special Education." Volume 20 covers research, technology, and teacher preparation, whereas Volume 19 covered identification, assessment, and instruction. Volume 20 addresses issues that impact all teachers, such as preparation of teachers; multicultural considerations for instruction; the use of assistive technology with special needs students; transition planning, preparation, and implementation; language, communication, and education; and quantitative and qualitative research endeavors. The field of special education constantly changes as a result of legislation, new instructional formats and current research investigations. It can be difficult for general and special educators, school counselors and psychologists, administrators, and practicing clinicians to keep up with these changes and be current in all areas relating to special education. The special education literature knowledge base should reflect these changes; however, there is no current resource that effectively and comprehensively does this. The purpose of Current Issues and Trends in Special Education is to fill this void, providing chapters written by active researchers and practitioners in their respective areas. Book jacket.

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