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Creating an Inclusive School, 2nd edition
Richard A. Villa and Jacqueline S. Thousand, editors
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About This Book
In this comprehensive resource on inclusive schooling, administrators, general and special educators, and parents explore how inclusive education can support a diverse student body at all grade levels. They show how schools can meet standards and provide a "least restrictive environment" for students with disabilities by using cooperative learning, teaming, multi-age grouping, multicultural education, social skills training, and educational technology applications. And they explain how to facilitate change by using universal design principles and other curricular, instructional, assessment, and organizational practices.
The authors examine the prevailing myths and the most frequently asked questions about inclusive education, and they provide an extensive list of resources. Woven through the book are the personal stories of people with disabilities and the educators and parents who work with them. As their voices make clear, inclusion is more than an educational buzzword; inclusion is a way of life, based on the belief that each individual is valued and belongs.
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About the Editors
RICHARD A. VILLA has worked with thousands of teachers and administrators throughout North America and the world in developing and implementing instructional support systems for educating all students within general education settings. Rich has been a classroom teacher, special education coordinator, pupil personnel services director, and director of instructional services. He has authored more than 100 articles and book chapters regarding inclusive education and has co-edited seven books for teachers, administrators and parents.
JACQUELINE S. THOUSAND is a professor in the College of Education at Cal State San Marcos where she coordinates the College of Education's special education credential and masters programs. She is a well-known author, systems change consultant, and disability rights advocate. She has authored numerous books, research articles, and chapters on issues related to organizational change strategies, universal design and differentiated instruction, collaborative teaming processes, cooperative learning, creative problem solving, student self-determination, and discipline with dignity.
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