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Council for Exceptional Children, 2020
As advocates for children and youth with exceptionalities, the members of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) are committed to ensuring a safe and positive climate in school and community settings. This requires elimination of any inherent biases school leaders, teachers, and other school personnel may hold and investing in policies and…
Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Discipline, Educational Environment, Behavior Problems
Council for Exceptional Children, 2020
As advocates for children and youth with exceptionalities, the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) recognizes the influence a safe and positive school and community climate has on meeting the promises made in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The CEC is committed to upholding the dignity and worth of all individuals with…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Safety, Students with Disabilities, Bullying
Council for Exceptional Children, 2020
As advocates for children and youth with exceptionalities, the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) believes that strong public education systems are necessary to ensure the promise of a free appropriate public education (FAPE) guaranteed by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004. This position statement presents the…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Vouchers, Public Education, Financial Support
Rogers, Jennifer E. – Council for Exceptional Children, 2019
Develop and cultivate a positive school culture! Calling all change agents! If you are hoping to join other schools and districts across the country that are adopting Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) programs and practices to improve student outcomes and teacher capacity, then you've found the right book. Let Jennifer Rogers share her specialized…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, School Culture, Educational Change
McDowell, Michael – Council for Exceptional Children, 2019
This book offers a roadmap for growing students' confidence and competence in learning. We strive to empower our students to lead their own inquiry, discover knowledge, and construct approaches to solving real-life challenges. Often, though, we make the mistake of designing learning experiences that burden students with the unrealistic expectation…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Learning Strategies, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Expertise
Sayeski, Kristin L., Ed. – Council for Exceptional Children, 2019
This special issue provides an in-depth examination of dyslexia. Articles address current research on dyslexia, unique considerations related to eligibility for special education services, strategies and approaches to instruction, and assistive technology. It includes a quiz entitled, "What Do You Know About Dyslexia?"
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Teaching Methods, Special Education, Assistive Technology
Brusnahan, L. Lynn Stansberry, Ed.; Stodden, Robert A., Ed.; Zucker, Stanley H., Ed. – Council for Exceptional Children, 2018
The transition from high school to adulthood is challenging for many young people, and often particularly difficult for those with disabilities. "Transition to Adulthood: Work, Community, and Educational Success" provides a blueprint for supporting youth with disabilities in achieving their postsecondary goals in a variety of adult…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Young Adults, High School Graduates, Goal Orientation
Council for Exceptional Children, 2018
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) recognizes that all children and youth with disabilities have the right to live and flourish in a safe environment where they are protected and have support to protect themselves from all forms of maltreatment--neglect as well as physical, sexual, and psychological abuse. CEC believes that professionals…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Prevention, Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse
Crockett, Jean B., Ed.; Billingsley, Bonnie, Ed.; Boscardin, Mary Lynn, Ed. – Council for Exceptional Children, 2018
The "Handbook of Leadership and Administration for Special Education" brings together research informing practice in leading special education from preschool through transition into postsecondary settings. The second edition of this comprehensive handbook has been fully updated to provide coverage of disability policy, historical roots,…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Leadership Responsibility, Special Education, Preschool Education
Grisham-Brown, Jennifer; Hemmeter, Mary Louise – Council for Exceptional Children, 2017
As more and more early childhood settings implement inclusive practices, teachers need to blend special and general education techniques to help all children learn. They'll find out how with the new edition of this bestselling text, which combines today's best practices for teaching young children with and without disabilities into one…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Inclusion, Teaching Methods, Regular and Special Education Relationship
Council for Exceptional Children, 2016
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) supports educators with disabilities including faculty, teacher candidates, and teachers in classrooms, schools, and institutions of higher education. Many educators with disabilities have learned resiliency, overcoming adversity to succeed academically. However, without appropriate support this is often…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Teachers, Professional Associations, Resilience (Psychology)
Council for Exceptional Children, 2015
Special education teachers, as a significant segment of the teaching profession, came into their own with the passage of Public Law 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, in 1975. Since then, although the number of special education teachers has grown substantially it has not kept pace with the demand for their services and…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Cooperation
Hamblet, Elizabeth – Council for Exceptional Children, 2015
Updated to include recent research and reflections from students, transition specialists, and families, this new edition of "7 Steps for Success" continues to be the leading resource for preparing students with disabilities for postsecondary education. From an examination of the differences in support at the secondary and postsecondary…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Adjustment, Students with Disabilities, Academic Achievement
Council for Exceptional Children (NJ3), 2012
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) recognizes the importance of special education teachers in the education of all children and youth. Special educators have always believed that children's individual learning needs should drive instruction; indeed, pedagogy is the heart of special education practice. One way to judge a special education…
Descriptors: Evidence, Special Education Teachers, Disabilities, Teacher Evaluation
Council for Exceptional Children (NJ3), 2011
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) vigorously supports educational reforms within the public schools which promote rigorous learning standards, strong educational outcomes, shared decision making, diverse educational offerings, and the removal of unnecessary administrative requirements. However, such schools must reflect a commitment to…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Charter Schools, School Policy, Position Papers
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