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Special Education: Contemporary Perspectives for School Professionals (with MyEducationLab) (3rd Edition) (Pearson Custom Education) 3rd Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0131381216
ISBN-10: 0131381210
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Prepare with the Power of Classroom Practice.


•  Take Practice Tests for each chapter of your text.
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About the Author

Marilyn Friend has been a professional educator for more than thirty years.  She has worked as a general education teacher and a special education teacher, as well as a teacher educator, researcher, and staff developer.  Her specific areas of expertise include collaboration among school professionals, inclusive practices, coteaching, and differentiated instruction.  What makes Dr. Friend somewhat unique is the balance in her professionals activities:  Although she is a university faculty member, she maintains close contact with elementary, middle, and high school professionals; and she helps educators in rural, suburban, and urban school districts to refine their practices for meeting diverse student needs.  Currently, she is a professor of special education in the Department of Specialized Education services at the Unviersity of North Carolina at Greensboro.
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Product Details

  • Series: Pearson Custom Education
  • Hardcover: 602 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 3 edition (March 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0131381210
  • ISBN-13: 978-0131381216
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 1.1 x 11.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #574,663 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In the text titled "Special Education: Contemporary Perspectives for School Professionals (3rd Edition) by Marilyn Friend, there are many pointers and tips for those looking to work with special education children as assistants or to use for instruction in a class room. This book features examples and materials that can be used in real life class room scenarios. It is well-written and is essential for any professional education. It is also a great choice for referencing in a research paper or data filled assignment.
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As another reviewer mentioned, this book is an easy read. It is also nicely structured by chapter. Each chapter touches upon a specific special need and follows a very similar structure that makes it easy to compare one chapter to another. After reading several chapters, you will realize that many of these special needs are similar in certain aspects such as their causes or ways to work with students who have these special needs. Again, the way these chapters are structured make it easy for the readers to see the differences and similarities of these special needs.
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The real life application of this book is great. The most effective elements are the stories from real people and the examples that paint a vivid picture of actual situations teachers will need the information given.
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Friend does a great job of explaining special education and student disabilities. There are many examples in the book of strategies, parent experiences, student experiences, and more.
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Got this book for class and found it very helpful. I am not one who loved all my books from college but this one was useful in my career as an educator working with a variety of students.
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It was an excellent breakdown of different special education issues. Perfect for the college course I bought it for. Gives great examples and real suggestions for success.
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Good book and very informative. The school district refers to it when they are trying to convey information about Special Education
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Bought this book for a class I was required to take for my permanent teaching certification. Got the job done, lots of info, but not the most exciting.
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