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Hehir, Thomas
Effective inclusive schools : designing successful schoolwide programs / Thomas Hehir with Lauren Katzman
Alternate Title Designing successful schoolwide programs
1st ed
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  LC1201 .H44 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Inclusive education -- United States
School management and organization -- United States
Mainstreaming in education -- United States
Physical Description xxiv, 246 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Summary "How to raise the achievement of all kids, from gifted to those with severe disabilities. This book presents lessons learned from in-depth case studies of some of our most effective inclusive public schools. The authors conclusively demonstrate that schools can educate students with mild and severe disabilities in general education classrooms by providing special education services that link to and bolster general education instruction. This goes beyond complying with Special Education law; having a truly inclusive environment raises the achievement level for all students and results in more committed and satisfied teachers.Insights shared from teachers, school leaders, parents, and the students themselves provide a path forward for anyone striving to Improve special education services. The authors reveal what these exemplary schools do that makes them so successful, and provide advice for readers who want to incorporate these practices themselves. Hehir, former U.S. Office of Special Education (OSEP) Director, is a leading name in Special Education Highlights the important relationships between administrators, teachers, and parents to foster maximum collaboration between general and special education Includes information on committing to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Positive Behavior Supports This vital resource zeroes in on what excellent public schools do differently to ensure all students succeed"-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-236) and index
Contents pt. 1. The schools and their leaders : The schools ; The leaders -- pt. 2. What they do differently : Collaborative problem-solving organizations ; Relationships, school culture, and accountability ; Universally designed schools -- pt. 3. How to create more inclusive schools : Making schools more inclusive: lessons for educators and parents -- pt. 4. The big picture of special education : How education policy affects our schools ; Where special education needs to go -- Transitioning to a full adult life -- Appendixes : A. Questions for discussion ; B. Information on the research study
NOTE Gift from an anonymous donor, 2013
Alternate Author Katzman, Lauren I

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