History and Reference

High-Leverage Practices in Special Education: The Final Report of the HLP Writing Team

Special education teachers, as a significant segment of the teaching profession, came into their own with the passage of Public Law 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, in 1975. Since then, although the number of special education teachers has grown substantially it has not kept pace with the demand for their services and expertise. The roles and practice ...

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Webinar: How the Supreme Court May Change Your Practice

On January 11, 2017, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, a case that involved a student with autism from Colorado. The question in this case, which has major implications for special education services nationwide, is how much educational benefit does a student’s program of special education need to provide to that student? ...

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Elizabeth Farrell and the History of Special Education, 2nd ed.

This is the inspirational story of a genuine American hero: the woman who “created” special education and devoted her life to making a difference in the lives of children and American public schooling. Elizabeth Farrell was the founder of the first “ungraded” class in U.S. public schools, the developer of the basic principles and concepts under which special education still ...

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What Really Works With Exceptional Learners

Teachers in today’s classrooms work with a diverse group of students, including many who have special education needs, and are often pressed to know a little something about everything. In What Really Works With Exceptional Learners, editors Wendy Murawski and Kathy Lynn Scott present another reader-friendly resource full of experiences and evidence-based practices to empower any educator. The editors and ...

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The Survival Guide for New Special Education Teachers

Since its first publication, The Survival Guide for New Special Education Teachers has helped novice teachers bridge the gap between training and classroom practice. This all-new edition, updated to reflect the needs and priorities of 21st-century special educators, offers practical guidance on such topics as roles and responsibilities, school environment and culture, classroom organization and management, collaboration with other professionals, and ...

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The Administrator’s Leadership Set

Buy Together and SAVE! The Administrator’s Leadership Set provides valuable resources from the field of special education to inform and support administrative oversight of special educators, general educators, support staff—and the education of students with disabilities. The set includes: What School Counselors Need to Know About Special Education (revised edition) Great Instruction, Great Achievement for Students With Disabilities: A Road Map for Special ...

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What Every Special Educator Must Know: Professional Ethics & Standards

CEC wrote the book on special education … literally. What Every Special Educator Must Know, known as The Red Book, details the ethics and standards for special education preparation and practice, outlining the critical knowledge and skill sets for every special education professional. This is the field’s standard-bearing book, essential for programs seeking CEC National Recognition, faculty developing curriculum, state ...

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Webinar: Thriving as a New Special Education Teacher

Having support and resources helps special education teachers to not only survive, but thrive during their first years in the classroom. This webinar will share effective strategies new teachers need to enhance student learning, collaborate with colleagues, and assess student progress. Catherine Creighton Martin and Clara Hauth, authors of the brand-new edition of The Survival Guide for New Special Education ...

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CEC Professional Library

Continually updated to include CEC’s most recent and relevant publications, the CEC Professional Library is an essential collection of foundational work in the field of special education. This collection is an essential reference and resource for teachers, administrators, and teacher-educators. The set includes: Bridging the Gap Between Arithmetic and Algebra  Differentiating Instruction in the Inclusive Classroom What Every Special Educator ...

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New Special Education Teacher Toolkit

The first year in the classroom is a make-or-break time for new special educators, so make sure you’re prepared with two essential publications from CEC: The Survival Guide for New Special Education Teachers, with real, practical information and how-tos, and What Every Special Educator Must Know, CEC’s famous “Red Book,” detailing the ethics, standards, knowledge and skill sets every special educator needs. ...

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Changing Conceptions of Special Education: Special Issue EC

This special issue contains articles that will challenge the reader to consider the future of special education within the context of legislation, teacher preparation, and perceptions and practices of inclusion and response to intervention. The contributing authors provide thoughtful and evidence-based analyses that demonstrate how existing laws have changed our conceptions about special education, the effect of current policy on ...

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The Teacher’s Guide to Student Mental Health

By understanding child and adolescent mental health issues, general and special education teachers gain additional tools to provide the most successful educational environment for their students. But where can a teacher turn to get reliable information on what they need to know? In The Teacher’s Guide to Student Mental Health, William Dikel, MD, a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist who ...

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What Works in Education

What Really Works in Elementary Education and What Really Works in Secondary Education compile the advice of experts who not only understand the research behind certain educational practices, but also have experience working in classrooms. Each user-friendly chapter, focused on a topic vital to classroom teachers, presents information in a straightforward way to help you learn what works – and ...

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Taming the Data Monster: Collecting and Analyzing Classroom Data to Improve Student Progress

Faced with increasing demands for accountability, teachers are having to base their instructional decisions and choice of interventions on data on student performance. In Taming the Data Monster, the authors show how to make this otherwise daunting task much more manageable—both by sharing case studies and including a variety of evidence-based forms and graphs. The data collection techniques are applicable ...

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Presidents, Congress and the Public Schools: The Politics of Education Reform

In Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools, longtime policy analyst Jack Jennings examines the evolution of federal education policy and outlines a bold and controversial vision for its future. Jennings brings an insider’s knowledge to this account, offering a vivid analysis of federal efforts in the education arena and revealing some of the factors that shaped their enactment. His rich ...

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