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First Steps to Preschool Inclusion

First Steps to Preschool Inclusion Author Sarika S. Gupta
ISBN-10 1598572520
Release 2014-03-07
Pages 197
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SAVE 20% when you order this guide during the month of August. Use Savings Code 3NEW0814. Interested in preschool inclusion, but not sure where to start? This introductory guide gathers everything you need to know to launch a successful inclusive early childhood program—and get critical buy-in from your whole staff. A must for leaders of early childhood programs, this reader-friendly primer reveals how inclusive education benefits all children, how school staff and parents can work as a team to make it happen, and how to knock down common barriers to inclusion. Combining the latest research with the nuts and bolts of program development, this book will help current and future early childhood leaders assemble highly effective inclusion teams and develop programs where every child learns and thrives. READ THIS BOOK TO Understand what inclusion is and what it looks like in practice Assess your program's readiness for inclusion Determine what your program needs to make inclusion work Learn which federal laws support inclusion in different early childhood settings Collaborate with staff and parents to develop and sustain key program changes Break through the myths and misinformation that create resistance to inclusion PRACTICAL FEATURES: Quick tips, vignettes, reflection activities, FYIs, and helpful resource lists make this an ideal preservice text and a practical team-building tool for inservice professional development. Not to be combined with any other discounts or offers. Consumer orders only, please. Be sure to reference Savings Code 3NEW0814. Offer is good through August 31, 2014.



The Preschool Inclusion Toolbox How to Build and Lead a High Quality Program

The Preschool Inclusion Toolbox  How to Build and Lead a High Quality Program Author Erin E. Barton
ISBN-10 1598576674
Release 2015-03-19
Pages 224
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"The purpose of this book is to help preschool administrators achieve the appropriate educational placement of young children with disabilities in inclusive preschool settings. This handbook guides preschool administrators through the development of effective inclusion policies and a plan of action for their successful implementation. The authors cover all aspects of establishing a placement process that complies with IDEA requirements, including introductory information on related research and policy, ways to identify and overcome challenges, professional development, evidence-based practice for successful inclusion, and quality indicators of inclusion. The final chapter shows readers how to pull these concepts together and put them in the context of each child's unique situation and needs to make the best placement decisions. The book includes appendices throughout the book to help administrators implement preschool inclusion"--



Making Preschool Inclusion Work

Making Preschool Inclusion Work Author Anne Marie Richardson-Gibbs
ISBN-10 1598572113
Release 2014
Pages 259
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This comprehensive textbook will give future educators a thorough introduction to inclusion supports: evidence-based practices and strategies that help children with disabilities fully participate in preschool classrooms.



Reggio Inspired Mathematics

Reggio Inspired Mathematics Author Richmond School District
ISBN-10 9781312780071
Release 2015-05-10
Pages 33
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This booklet documents our school district's collaborative inquiry project looking at how Reggio-inspired practices can inform and enhance primary mathematics teaching and learning.



The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research Measurement and Evaluation

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research  Measurement  and Evaluation Author Bruce B. Frey
ISBN-10 9781506326146
Release 2018-01-29
Pages 2000
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In an era of curricular changes and experiments and high-stakes testing, educational measurement and evaluation is more important than ever. In addition to expected entries covering the basics of traditional theories and methods, other entries discuss important sociopolitical issues and trends influencing the future of that research and practice. Textbooks, handbooks, monographs and other publications focus on various aspects of educational research, measurement and evaluation, but to date, there exists no major reference guide for students new to the field. This comprehensive work fills that gap, covering traditional areas while pointing the way to future developments. Features: Nearly 700 signed entries are contained in an authoritative work spanning four volumes and available in choice of electronic and/or print formats. Although organized A-to-Z, front matter includes a Reader’s Guide grouping entries thematically to help students interested in a specific aspect of education research, measurement, and evaluation to more easily locate directly related entries. (For instance, sample themes include Data, Evaluation, Measurement Concepts & Issues, Research, Sociopolitical Issues, Standards.) Back matter includes a Chronology of the development of the field; a Resource Guide to classic books, journals, and associations; and a detailed Index. Entries conclude with References/Further Readings and Cross References to related entries. The Index, Reader’s Guide themes, and Cross References will combine to provide robust search-and-browse in the e-version.



Everyone Needs a Mrs Bailey

Everyone Needs a Mrs  Bailey Author William D. Sroufe
ISBN-10 0692102094
Release 2018-04-22
Pages 186
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~~ Now a division school superintendent in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Dr. William D. Sroufe's upbringing was one of neglect and poverty as well as physical and sexual abuse. In Everyone Needs a Mrs. Bailey, Bill shares how one teacher helped him find the courage to rise above the chaos and evil in his life to create one with purpose and triumph; and how we can all become champions for the children in our care. ~~



Preparing to Teach Writing

Preparing to Teach Writing Author James D. Williams
ISBN-10 9781136180538
Release 2014-02-05
Pages 356
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Preparing to Teach Writing, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive survey of theories, research, and methods associated with teaching composition successfully at the middle, secondary, and college levels. Research and theory are examined with the aim of informing teaching. Practicing and prospective writing teachers need the information and strategies this text provides to be effective and well prepared for the many challenges they will face in the classroom. Features Current—combines discussions and references to foundational studies that helped define the field of rhetoric and composition, with updated research, theories, and applications Research based—thorough examination of relevant research in education, literacy, cognition, linguistics, and grammar Steadfast adherence to best practices based on how students learn and on how to provide the most effective writing instruction A Companion Website provides sample assignments and student papers that can be analyzed using the research and theory presented in the text.



Educating Everybody s Children

Educating Everybody s Children Author Robert W. Cole
ISBN-10 9781416612490
Release 2008-06-15
Pages 295
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Designed to promote reflection, discussion, and action among the entire learning community, Educating Everybody's Children encapsulates what research has revealed about successfully addressing the needs of students from economically, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups and identifies a wide range of effective principles and instructional strategies. Although good teaching works well with all students, educators must develop an extensive repertoire of instructional tools to meet the varying needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Those tools and the knowledge base behind them are the foundation of this expanded and revised second edition of Educating Everybody's Children. Each strategy discussed in the book includes classroom examples and a list of the research studies that support it. The most important thing we have learned as a result of the education reform movement is that student achievement stands or falls on the motivation and skills of teachers. We must ensure that all teachers are capable of delivering a standards?based curriculum that describes what students should know and be able to do, and that these standards are delivered by means of a rich and engaging "pedagogy of plenty." By these two acts we can ensure that all schools will be ready and able to educate everybody's children.



Enhancing China s Competitiveness Through Lifelong Learning

Enhancing China s Competitiveness Through Lifelong Learning Author Carl J. Dahlman
ISBN-10 9780821369449
Release 2007
Pages 238
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This book discusses the issues and steps involved in building a lifelong learning system in China, including: a coherent policy framework, a sound incentive and institutional framework, a sound regulatory environment, a coordinated governance process, a timely and reliable management information system, a dynamic link with the evolving global system, and the optimal use of limited resources.



Digging On Dirt

Digging On Dirt Author Rena Korb
ISBN-10 9781617857614
Release 2010-09-01
Pages 32
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Learn about the dirt in these easy-to-read books. The soil and its plants, animals, and humus are explained with simple text and matching illustrations. A science activity, fun facts section, glossary, and index aid students in learning about the dirt below them. Special thanks to content consultant Paul Bloom Ph.D.,



The Road to Results

The Road to Results Author Linda G. Morra-Imas
ISBN-10 9780821379110
Release 2009
Pages 582
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'The Road to Results: Designing and Conducting Effective Development Evaluations' presents concepts and procedures for evaluation in a development context. It provides procedures and examples on how to set up a monitoring and evaluation system, how to conduct participatory evaluations and do social mapping, and how to construct a "rigorous" quasi-experimental design to answer an impact question. The text begins with the context of development evaluation and how it arrived where it is today. It then discusses current issues driving development evaluation, such as the Millennium Development Goals and the move from simple project evaluations to the broader understandings of complex evaluations. The topics of implementing 'Results-based Measurement and Evaluation' and constructing a 'Theory of Change' are emphasized throughout the text. Next, the authors take the reader down 'the road to results, ' presenting procedures for evaluating projects, programs, and policies by using a 'Design Matrix' to help map the process. This road includes: determining the overall approach, formulating questions, selecting designs, developing data collection instruments, choosing a sampling strategy, and planning data analysis for qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method evaluations. The book also includes discussions on conducting complex evaluations, how to manage evaluations, how to present results, and ethical behavior--including principles, standards, and guidelines. The final chapter discusses the future of development evaluation. This comprehensive text is an essential tool for those involved in development evaluation.



Play Learning

Play   Learning Author Dorothy Singer
ISBN-10 9780198041429
Release 2006-08-24
Pages 288
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In Play=Learning, top experts in child development and learning contend that in over-emphasizing academic achievement, our culture has forgotten about the importance of play for children's development.



Block Periodization

Block Periodization Author Vladimir Issurin
ISBN-10 0981718000
Release 2008
Pages 214
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The purpose of this book is to introduce Block Periodization of sport training as a general concept and as the basis for a revamped training system.



Building Blocks for Teaching Preschoolers with Special Needs

Building Blocks for Teaching Preschoolers with Special Needs Author Susan Rebecka Sandall
ISBN-10 1557669678
Release 2008
Pages 237
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Second edition of the bestselling preschool inclusion resource, updated to address OSEP outcomes and ongoing changes in inclusive classrooms.



OSTEOPOROSIS

OSTEOPOROSIS Author Reiner Bartl
ISBN-10 9783662091630
Release 2013-06-29
Pages 243
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-As the population ages, the incidence of osteoporosis, and the interest in it, will continue to grow -A practical guide for all physicians that includes all you need to know about osteoporosis -Includes easy-to-follow guidelines for lifelong maintenance of skeletal structure and function -Easy to read, up-beat and optimistic with a touch of humor



Africa s Management in the 1990s and Beyond

Africa s Management in the 1990s and Beyond Author Mamadou Dia
ISBN-10 082133431X
Release 1996
Pages 293
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In 1992 the World Bank launched the Africa's Management in the 1990s research program, a comprehensive study of the issues of institutional capacity building in Sub-Saharan Africa and its effects on economic and social development. This report focuses on the program and on how to implement its main message: institutions must be both rooted in the local context and culture and open to outside challenges and influences. Chapters focus on the institutional aspects of capacity building, best practices in public administration, indigenous private sector development, and a framework for reconciliation between institutions.



Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood

Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood Author Mojdeh Bayat
ISBN-10 9781317748090
Release 2015-07-16
Pages 246
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A copublication with the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood focuses on research-based strategies for educators to address challenging behaviors of children during early childhood and elementary school years. Utilizing research from the fields of neuroscience, child development, child psychiatry, counselling and applied behavior analysis, the author suggests simple strategies for teachers to manage behaviors and promote mental health and resilience in children with challenging behaviors. Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood provides a framework for best practices which are empirically based and have been successfully utilized in the classroom. An appreciation of the deep understanding of culture as it affects curricular approaches, family engagement, and child growth and development is utilized throughout this comprehensive, multidisciplinary resource. Bayat references the most recent research in the field of child mental health and provides educational and intervention approaches that are appropriate for all children with and without disabilities.