ERIC Number: ED463606
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Collective Wisdom: An Anthology of Stories and Best Practices for Educating Students with Severe Disabilities and Deaf-Blindness.
Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka.
This anthology was written by a group of Kansas educators and others with knowledge about the special needs of children with severe disabilities and deaf/blindness. The book was created to describe effective educational practices for these students identified by research and to serve as a resource for teachers and parents. The anthology is divided into eight topical sections, each of which includes a personal story or vignette and a summary of best practices related to the topic. The eight sections address the following best practice areas: (1) belonging; (2) self-determined lives: values, planning, and transition; (3) collaborative teaming and systems change, working together for change; (4) teaching and learning; (5) life activities, adaptations, and supports; (6) communication; (7) positive behavioral supports; and (8) sensory experience. (Contains approximately 100 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Change Strategies, Deaf Blind, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Humanistic Education, Interpersonal Communication, Research Utilization, Self Determination, Sensory Experience, Severe Disabilities, Teacher Collaboration, Teamwork, Theory Practice Relationship
University of Kansas, Center for Research, INC., Beach Center on Disabilities-INKS (Inclusive Network of Kansas), 1200 Sunnyside Ave., 3150 Haworth Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045-7534 ($5). Web site: http://www.ku.edu/~inks/.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka.