9780131708754

Exceptional Lives

Turnbull, Ann

ISBN 10: 0131708759 / 0-13-170875-9
ISBN 13: 9780131708754
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication Date: 2006

Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:
For courses in Introduction to Special Education, Exceptionalities, and Inclusion/Mainstreaming. Through real-life stories of children and their families, this preeminent book provides students with a comprehensive experience in special education. Long noted for its focus on inclusion, families, and partnerships, Exceptional Lives: Special Education in Today's Schools, Fifth Edition, presents a realistic look at the workings of special education as future teachers, both general and special education, will need to know. The new fifth edition includes: increased coverage of families and collaboration; a broader range of tips and strategies for teachers and different learning environments; a stronger emphasis on the core standards from the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and PRAXIS; and a brand-new, text-specific DVD of videos highlighting the people in the chapters and adults with disabilities that continues and extends the Turnbull's tradition of learning about special education through the real lives of real people living with disabilities.

Review:

Exceptional Lives: Special Education in Today’s Schools 5th Edition

Rud Turnbull ¡ Ann Turnbull ¡ Michael Wehmeyer

 

Through real-life stories of children and their families, this preeminent book provides students with a comprehensive experience in special education. Long noted for their focus on universal design, inclusion, families, and partnerships, the authors present a realistic look at the workings of special education as future teachers, both general and special educators, will need to know it.

 

Check out the textbook that has it all. Is this what future teachers need?

    • Most current updates of the 2004 IDEA reauthorization
    • A DVD highlighting the people in the chapters and featuring adults with disabilities living in the real world
    • Stories and photos of real people with disabilities in chapter opening vignettes
    • Practical applications and tips for general education teachers and special education teachers in several special features   
    • PRAXIS and CEC standards connections
    • A values framework to guide professional development
    • A chapter structure that guides the reader through the process of identification, developing IEPs, shaping a curriculum of inclusion, and assessing and serving students as the law prescribes

 

¡ REAL LIFE…REAL PEOPLE

Bringing the world of special education to life for future teachers in a new DVD…This edition continues the tradition of learning about special education through real people with disabilities. Case studies, photographs, and videos of individuals with disabilities, and their families, help readers connect with the content in meaningful ways. The new DVD steps into adulthood by showing adults with disabilities who are living fulfilling lives after high school.

 

¡ TIPS AND STRATEGIES FOR THE CLASSROOM

Bringing the classroom to life for future teachers…This edition provides a wide range of tips and strategies for teachers. From inclusion, technology, and classroom practice to diversity and partnerships, this book will become a mainstay in a teacher’s professional library.

 

¡ INCLUDING ALL STUDENTS

Bringing quality education to all students…Long noted for the innovative “Inclusion Tips,” this text continues its focus on providing an education for students in inclusive ways. Strategies for appropriate inclusion techniques and ways to provide accommodating learning environments prepare teachers for the realities of education.

 

¡ PREPARING FOR THE PROFESSION

Bringing professionalism into focus…The text continues to present a strong emphasis on values that the authors believe help shape successful teachers. The core standards in Special Education from the Council for Exceptional Children and PRAXIS also guide readers in shaping their professional growth. National standards and a strong commitment to individuals with disabilities remain the building blocks of competent future teachers.

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