Review by: Mara Sapon-Shevin, Professor of Inclusive Education, Syracuse University
"Leaving behind limited categorical labels and concepts, this book does an amazing job of putting disability in its place: as only one of the many ways that students differ. I can't wait to use this book in my courses."
Review by: Patrick Schwarz, Professor, Diversity in Learning & Teaching Department National-Louis University, Chicago
"The introduction book to special education I have always dreamed about! Informational, progressive, and forward-thinking . . . promot[es] inclusive practices, differentiation, Universal Design for Learning, and more. Just what the professor ordered!"
Review by: Mary Jo Noonan, Department of Special Education, University of Hawai'i
"Contributes a fresh, compelling, and comprehensive perspective on the rationales for inclusion, and follows up with general and specific strategies for teaching ALL learners. The thorough attention to the "why" of inclusion is highly persuasive."
Review by: Carolyn Hughes, Vanderbilt University
"Provides the evidence-based strategies teachers need to learn to build a community that includes all learners."
Review by: Cheryl Jorgensen, author of The Inclusion Facilitator's Guide and The Beyond Access Model
"A must-read for every general and special education teacher. It provides a wealth of practical suggestions for creating an inclusive classroom in which all children belong and no one is left behind."
Review by: Paula Kluth, author of the "You're Going to Love This Kid!" book and professional development DVD
"Finally we have a textbook for pre-service teachers that will introduce them to inclusive education, challenge them think critically, and provide them with practical strategies all at the same time."
Review by: Cathy Houston-Wilson, Professor, Associate Chair, Coordinator of Student Teaching, Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies & Physical Education
"A comprehensive user-friendly text . . . presents best practices in educating all students and offers curriculum-specific teaching and assessment strategies."
Review by: Rachel Janney, Independent Consultant and Scholar, Lincoln, VA
"Packed with rich content . . . I highly recommend this text for teacher preparation programs that want all of their graduates to believe they can teach all students-and to know how to teach all students."
Review by: Jacki Anderson, California State University East Bay
"How refreshing! An introductory text to special education that addresses the process of education rather than focusing predominantly on specific disability labels. This book is an excellent resource for training all k-12 teachers and its widespread use in introductory courses is highly recommended."
Review by: Michael Peterson, Director, Whole Schooling Consortium; co-author, Inclusive Teaching: The Journey Towards Effective Schools for All Learners
"An important book. Special education as a field needs to move from focusing on student deficits and their remediation to creating learning environments that build on and enhance student strengths. This book is a tool to help special educators truly collaborate in teaching everyone."
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Review: California Bookwatch, Education Shelf
"A hands-on guide packed with practical applications and should be in any education collection."