Higher Education

MindTap® Education, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Kirk/Gallagher/Coleman's Educating Exceptional Children, 14th Edition

  • Samuel A. Kirk Late of University of Arizona
  • James J. Gallagher University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Mary Ruth Coleman University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • ISBN-10: 130526679X  |  ISBN-13: 9781305266797
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $98.00
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MindTap™ Education for Kirk/Gallagher/Coleman's Educating Exceptional Children, 14th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. MindTap will guide students to: know, remember, and understand concepts critical to becoming a great teacher; apply concepts, create tools, and demonstrate performance and competency in key areas in the course; prepare artifacts for their portfolio and eventual state licensure as they get ready to launch a successful teaching career; and develop the habits to become a reflective practitioner. As students move through each chapter’s learning path, they engage in a scaffolded learning experience designed to move them up Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy from lower- to higher-order thinking skills. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage.

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Features and Benefits

  • Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • Create a unique learning path of relevant readings, multimedia and activities that move students up the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension to analysis, application and critical thinking.
  • Integrate your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, Google Docs and more.
  • Use powerful analytics and reports that provide a snapshot of class progress, time in course, engagement and completion.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times—both individually and compared to the highest performers in class.
  • Help students stay organized and efficient with a single destination that reflects exactly what’s important to you, the instructor.
  • Automatically grade assignments and quizzes.

Content and Assets

The MindTap Learning Path guides students through readings, multimedia, and activities designed to follow the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension up to analysis and application. By hiding, rearranging, or adding your own content, you control what students see and when they see it and match the Learning Path to your course syllabus exactly.

Learning Objectives and Standards.
Video Case.
eBook Chapter.
Quiz: Did You Get It?
Quiz: Wrapping It Up.

Alternate Formats

Choose the format that best fits your student's budget and course goals

To customize your learning solution, contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1305266803 | ISBN-13: 9781305266803

    List Price = $98.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $73.50

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Educating Exceptional Children, Loose-leaf Version, 14th + MindTap® Education, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1305698096 | ISBN-13: 9781305698093

List Price = $117.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $88.50

This Bundle Includes:

  • Educating Exceptional Children
    List Price = $155.95  | CengageBrain Price = $155.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $117.00
  • MindTap® Education, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $98.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $73.50

Efficacy and Outcomes


“MindTap’s greatest strengths are the progress tracking and the ability to add [your own] materials that are gradable.”

— Stephen Brusnighan, Kent State University

“I’m convinced that the higher course ratings and grades were, in large part, a result of students’ engagement. It was an unmitigated success.”

— Robert Black, Global Business, SUNY Maritime College

“Almost across the board, students using MindTap improved on the main learning objectives of the class ...I’ve never seen any results like this.”

— Carey Roberts, History, Arkansas, Technology University

“MindTap was very useful – it was easy to follow and everything was right there.”

— Student

“I’m definitely more engaged because of MindTap.”

— Student

“MindTap puts practice questions in a format that works well for me.”

— Student

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Samuel A. Kirk

Samuel Kirk, who wrote the first several editions of EDUCATING EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN, was a pioneer and “forefather” within the fields of special education and learning disabilities.

James J. Gallagher

James J. Gallagher received his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University and has, in years since, earned international respect for his research in the areas of giftedness and mental retardation, among other topics in special education. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and the editor of Jossey Bass’ New Directions in Special Education monographs.

Mary Ruth Coleman

Mary Ruth Coleman joined the author team of EDUCATING EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN in the twelfth edition. Well known in the field, Dr. Coleman served as President of the Council for Exceptional Children. She earned her Ph.D. in 1990 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Special Education and Literacy Studies.