Because of recent demographic changes in our society, general and special educators are challenged to look for innovative ways to maximize all students’ potential in school programs. Multicultural Special Education: Culturally Responsive Teaching is a timely book that examines multiculturalism, disability, and education and focuses on how to make education better for all multicultural learners. Contributions from leading experts examine categories of exceptionalities (from multicultural perspectives), while integrated case studies and chapter material focus on ways to be an effective and culturally responsive educator. Divided into four parts, this new offering examines the foundations of multicultural special education; the categories of exceptionalities from multicultural perspectives; lifespan issues; and the future of the field.
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Multicultural Special Education
Culturally Responsive Teaching
Festus E. Obiakor
Because of recent demographic changes in our society, general and special educators are challenged to look for innovative ways to maximize all students' potenital in school programs. As a result, there has been a need for culturally responsive resources. Multicultural Special Education: Culturally Responsive Teaching is a timely book that examines multiculturalism, disability, and education, and focuses on how general and special education teachers and practitioners can make education better for multicultural learners with and without exceptionalities. This innovative book, written by leaders in the field of Multicultural Special Education, makes the case for educating teachers to work with all students.
The foundations of this book are based on the following fundamental assumptions that must guide general and special educators and service providers:
Chapters focus on the multicultural aspects of the federally defined categories of exceptionality, disability throughout the lifespan, and the future perspectives of multicultural education. The book also includes:
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About the Author:
Festus E. Obiakor, Ph.D., is Department Head and Professor, Early Childhood and Special Education, Dewar College of Education and Human Services, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia. A teacher, scholar, and consultant, he has served as Distinguished Visiting Professor at a variety of universities. He is the author of more than 150 publications, including books, articles, and commentaries; and he has presented papers at many national and international conferences. He serves on the editorial boards of reputable nationally and internationally refereed journals, including Multicultural Learning and Teaching (MLT) in which he serves as co-executive Editor. Obiakor is a leader who has been involved in many landmark scholarly works in the fields of general and special education, with particular focus on African American and other culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners and he continues to prescribe multidimensional methods of assessment, teaching, and intervention for these individuals. Based on this premise, he created the Comprehensive Support Model (CSM), an intervention model that values the collaborative, consultative, and cooperative energies of students, families, teachers/service providers, communities, and government agencies.
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Book Description Pearson, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0131178121
Book Description Pearson, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 131178121
Book Description Pearson, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110131178121