ERIC Number: ED371524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Controversial Issues Confronting Special Education: Divergent Perspectives.
Stainback, William; Stainback, Susan
This book of 24 papers presents divergent views on 12 issues in special education: organizational strategies, classroom service delivery approaches, maximizing the talents and gifts of students, classification and labeling, assessment, instructional strategies, classroom management, collaboration/consultation, research practices, higher education, adult services (especially employment and housing), and theoretical/philosophical orientation. Papers are: "Achieving Full Inclusion: Placing the Student at the Center of Educational Reform" (Dorothy Kerzner Lipsky and Alan Gartner); "Preserving Special Education...For Those Who Need It" (Laurence M. Leiberman); "Schools as Inclusive Communities" (Susan Stainback and William Stainback); "Preserving the Least Restrictive Environment" (Glenn Vergason and M. L. Anderegg); "The Need for a Range of Program Options for Gifted and Talented Students" (Barbara Clark); "Including All Children and Their Gifts within Regular Classrooms" (Mara Sapon-Shevin); "Labeling: A Tired, Overworked, Yet Unresolved Issue in Special Education" (M. Steven Lilly); "The Classification Problem" (Howard S. Adelman); "Norm-Referenced Intelligence Tests: What We Have and What We Need" (Jack A. Naglieri and Jeffrey P. Braden); "Special Education Decision Making and Functional/Behavioral Assessment" (Daniel J. Reschly); "Direct Instruction" (Sara G. Tarver); "Paradigm Shifts in Instructional Strategies: From Reductionism to Holistic/Constructivism" (Mary Simpson Poplin and Suki Stone); "Gentle Teaching: Its Assumptions, Methodology, and Application" (John J. McGee and Frank J. Menolascino); "Behavior Analytic Foundations of Classroom Management" (Thomas D. Haring and Craig H. Kennedy); "Continuing the Dialogue: Embracing a More Expansive Understanding of Collaborative Relationships" (Lawrence J. Johnson and Marleen C. Pugach); "A Rationale for Collaborative Consultation" (Jacqueline Thousand et al.); "Quantitative Research as the Method of Choice within a Continuum Model" (Robert G. Simpson); "Standing on Its Own: Qualitative Research in Special Education" (Robert Bogdan and Zana Marie Lutfiyya); "Unifying the Preservice Preparation of Teachers" (Marleen C. Pugach); "A Rationale for Departmentalization of Special Education" (H. William Heller); "Developmentally Disabled People Grow Up: Needs and Resources in the Post-School Years" (Marvin Rosen et al.); "Inclusive Community Living" (Steven J. Taylor et al.); "Special Education Research and the Scientific Method" (Douglas Fuchs and Lynn S. Fuchs); and "Role of Interpretation in the Human Sciences with Some Applications to Education" (Richard P. Iano). Papers contain references. (DB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Consultation Programs, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Change, Educational Methods, Educational Philosophy, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Development, Labeling (of Persons), Mainstreaming, Opinions, Special Education, Student Development, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Books; Opinion Papers
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