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Including Students With Special Needs: A Practical Guide for Classroom Teachers (with MyEducationLab) (5th Edition) [Misc. Supplies]

Marilyn D. Friend , William D. Bursuck
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April 11, 2008 0205626815 978-0205626816 5

This single most-adopted Inclusion text worldwide continues to provide the best source of practical strategies for teaching students with special needs in inclusive settings.  Filled with examples and vignettes, the emphasis is always on teaching methods that promote student independence at all education levels.  Its non-categorical approach helps teachers ensure all students’ success regardless of their specific categories of exceptionality. 


The new edition provides significantly updated information about IDEA and NCLB, including their impact on IEPs, and the latest ideas and information about inclusive practices in the context of contemporary public education, and the dilemmas that teachers often face in appropriately educating students with disabilities in general education settings. Unique topics include the rights of general education teachers, comprehensive treatment of assessment and evaluation, examples of accommodations for students with significant disabilities, information about gifted underachievers, functional behavior assessment and behavior plans, and how to be proactive in dealing with student behavior.

Editorial Reviews


“The information in this text is all valuable and important for the students we teach. Friend and Bursuck have done a comprehensive job in covering the very topics that educators should be aware of, know something about, or master. I commend the authors for such a fine job pulling together this very critical material.”

- Janetta Fleming Bradley, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


“The style of writing is user-friendly. It feels like a conversation between a mentor and teacher is taking place.”

- Melina Alexander, Weber State University


“The use of student examples woven throughout the chapters makes the book very clear and realistic for future teachers who are coming to grips with the idea of inclusion. There are many practical and understandable real-life examples throughout the book.”

- Dr. Genevieve Howe Hay, College of Charleston


“I think this is an excellent text for Introduction/Survey of Special Education courses that are designed to give the learner a broad overview of diversity in the classroom.”

- Jackie Paxton, Ed.D., Arkansas Tech University

From the Back Cover

Prepare with the Power of Classroom Practice. Register for MyEducationLab today at
MyEducationLab is an online solution that provides highly relevant assignments and resources designed to connect your textbook to real teaching situations. It is fully integrated with your textbook; wherever you see the MyEducationLab logo in the margins or elsewhere in the text, follow the simple instructions to access videos, strategies, cases, and artifacts associated with assignments, activities, and learning units on MyEducationLab.
MyEducationLab provides you with opportunities to study and thoroughly understand your course content and also to practice the skills needed to become a successful classroom teacher:

Prepare with the Power of Classroom Practice.
•  Take Practice Tests for each chapter of your text.
— Completion of each practice test generates a study plan that is unique to you.
—  The study plan links to text excerpts, activities with feedback, and videos and other media that can help you master concepts covered in your text.
• Complete Assignments and Activities to apply text content to real classroom situations.
•  Authentic classroom video shows real teachers and students interacting, and helps prepare you for the classroom.
•  Explore the Building Teaching Skills and Dispositions exercises to practice and strengthen the skills that are essential to teaching.
•  Case studies offer real-life perspectives on common issues and challenges faced in the classroom.
•  Authentic student and teacher classroom artifacts provide you with the actual types of materials encountered every day by teachers.
To order this book WITH MyEducationLab, use either ISBN:
ISBN-13: 9780205626816

Product Details

  • Misc. Supplies: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 5 edition (April 11, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205626815
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205626816
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 8.4 x 10.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #675,075 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3.0 out of 5 stars excellent resource February 7, 2014
By dee
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A little dated and unrealistic in what it expects teachers to be able to accomplish with a limited budget , minimal support and crowded classrooms. Accountability , technique, and strategies are all suggested in the text.
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The authors of this book present certified teaching strategies for real teachers. This professional textbook presents to the reader solutions and guidelines to construct similar classrooms that concentrates on investing in the hidden strength of exceptional students.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So far, so good. September 3, 2011
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I needed this book for a class on inclusion. So far, it's just fine. The quality was good and it arrived on time.
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By Mopfog
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This book is full of useful information for teachers. It certainly is practical, as it says on the cover. This book is particularly useful for teachers of bilingual/ELL/TEFL/TESOL/CELTA students and is a must read.

Many of the examples given in the book covers instances where English, reading, writing, and speaking are given consideration, along with suggestions for teaching these in an inclusive manner to promote academic performance of ALL students.
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