Higher Education

Teaching in Today's Inclusive Classrooms: A Universal Design for Learning Approach, 2nd Edition

  • Richard M. Gargiulo University of Alabama, Birmingham
  • Debbie Metcalf Pitt County Schools, NC, and East Carolina University
  • ISBN-10: 111183797X  |  ISBN-13: 9781111837976
  • 528 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010
  • © 2013 | Published
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Overview

TEACHING IN TODAY'S INCLUSIVE CLASSROOMS is a concise, accessible, and current main text for the Introduction to Inclusive Teaching course. It is the only inclusion textbook available with a consistent, integrated emphasis on Universal Design for Learning (UDL)--an important, contemporary educational philosophy focused on using strategies and tools to help ALL students by accommodating their differences. This text also provides foundational information about children with disabilities who are included in today's classrooms, and the most effective strategies for teaching them alongside their typically developing peers. Featuring new case studies and sound research-based teaching and learning strategies, this hands-on text offers pre-service and in-service teachers a practical, flexible framework for effective instruction, classroom management, assessment, and collaboration in today's diverse classrooms.

Features and Benefits

  • The book emphasizes the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) approach, which illustrates how general education teachers can choose flexible instructional strategies, tools, activities, and evaluation methods that allow for student differences and remove the barriers from academic success.
  • "UDL in the Classroom" boxes, updated and now appearing in every chapter of Parts II and III, feature strategies, techniques, and tips that make K-12 instruction accessible to all students.
  • "Teaching All Learners" boxes, revised and expanded to appear in each chapter of the second edition, provide current, practical teaching strategies and ideas that future teachers can use in their inclusive classrooms.
  • Updated "Web Resources" boxes allow students to connect with additional teaching resources online.
  • The chapter-ending "Looking at the Standards" feature identifies how chapter content aligns with the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards.
  • A unique separate chapter on assistive technology (Chapter 12) allows readers to learn about current forms of technology that help teachers support a variety of students in their classrooms.

Table of Contents

Part I: FOUNDATIONS FOR EDUCATING ALL LEARNERS.
1. Teaching in Today's Inclusive Classrooms: Your Journey Begins.
2. Introducing Universal Design for Learning.
3. Policies, Practices, and Procedures for Special Education and Inclusive Education.
4. Diversity in the Classroom I: Learners with High Incidence Disabilities.
5. Diversity in the Classroom II: Learners with Low Incidence Disabilities.
6. Diversity in the Classroom III: Learners with Gifts and Talents, Learners Who Are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, and Learners at-Risk for Success in School.
Part II: PLANNING INSTRUCTION FOR ALL LEARNERS.
7. Collaboration and Cooperative Teaching: Teaching Approaches for All Learners.
8. Designing Learning that Works for All Learners: Academic, Social, and Physical Considerations.
9. Assessing and Evaluating Learner Progress.
10. Selecting Instructional Strategies for Teaching All Learners.
11. Considering Behavioral Strategies for All Learners.
Part III: IMPLEMENTING EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICES FOR ALL LEARNERS.
12. Incorporating Assistive Technology and Innovative Learning Tools.
13. Creating Literacy-Rich Environments for All Learners.
14. Developing an Understanding of Mathematics in All Learners.
15. Teaching Critical Content in Social Studies and Science to All Learners.

What's New

  • To improve the text's flow of information and ease of use, chapters have been organized into three distinct parts: Part I, which provides foundational material; Part II, which offers information on planning instruction; and Part III, which provides guidance on implementing effective instructional practices for all learners.
  • Every chapter has been thoroughly revised to include the most current educational research findings, such as new information about Response to Intervention (RtI), the most effective instructional strategies for inclusive classrooms, differentiated instruction, and UDL. Collaborative practice also continues to be prominent in the text.
  • Chapters 4, 5, and 6 have been re-worked and expanded to better highlight a wide range of diverse learners. These chapters are entitled, respectively: "Learners with High Incidence Disabilities," "Learners with Low Incidence Disabilities," and "Learners with Gifts and Talents, Learners Who Are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, and Learners at-Risk for Success in School."
  • A new case study feature, "Today's Students," has been added to Chapters 4, 5, and 6. Readers return to the stories of these real students--for example, Sam, a 16-year-old with autism spectrum disorder--throughout the remaining chapters. New marginal "Case Reflection" questions in Chapters 7 and beyond guide readers in applying chapter content and concepts to the cases.
  • The book's "Teacher Voices" boxes now appear in every chapter, allowing pre-service teachers to learn about the real-life experiences and challenges of teachers in today's inclusive classrooms.
  • New "TeachSource Video Case" boxes direct students to videos--available at the text's website, Education CourseMate--that show actual inclusive classrooms and teaching situations.

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"Yes--this is a great book. It is very practical and user friendly. It has a lot of helpful resources."

— Tammy Stephens, Texas Woman's University

"The text is comprehensive, contemporary, and inclusive. I would feel confident that course content was accurately represented and 'covered' with this text."

— Deborah Bracke, Augustana College, Illinois

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Cengage Advantage Books: Teaching in Today's Inclusive Classrooms: A Universal Design for Learning Approach  (ISBN-10: 1133593259 | ISBN-13: 9781133593256)

TEACHING IN TODAY'S INCLUSIVE CLASSROOMS is a concise, accessible, and current main text for the Introduction to Inclusive Teaching course. It is the only inclusion textbook available with a consistent, integrated emphasis on Universal Design for Learning (UDL)--an important, contemporary educational philosophy focused on using strategies and tools to help ALL students by accommodating their differences. This text also provides foundational information about children with disabilities who are included in today's classrooms, and the most effective strategies for teaching them alongside their typically developing peers. Featuring new case studies and sound research-based teaching and learning strategies, this hands-on text offers pre-service and in-service teachers a practical, flexible framework for effective instruction, classroom management, assessment, and collaboration in today's diverse classrooms.

List Price = $114.95  | CengageBrain Price = $114.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $86.25

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Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1133490913 | ISBN-13: 9781133490913)

The online Instructor's Manual contains information to assist the instructor in designing the course, including chapter outlines, key terms, objectives, additional resources, assignments and projects, suggested discussion topics, activities, and a sample syllabus. For assessment support, the updated Test Bank includes true/false, multiple-choice, matching, short-answer, and essay questions for each chapter.

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Cengage Advantage Books: Teaching in Today's Inclusive Classrooms: A Universal Design for Learning Approach  (ISBN-10: 1133593259 | ISBN-13: 9781133593256)

TEACHING IN TODAY'S INCLUSIVE CLASSROOMS is a concise, accessible, and current main text for the Introduction to Inclusive Teaching course. It is the only inclusion textbook available with a consistent, integrated emphasis on Universal Design for Learning (UDL)--an important, contemporary educational philosophy focused on using strategies and tools to help ALL students by accommodating their differences. This text also provides foundational information about children with disabilities who are included in today's classrooms, and the most effective strategies for teaching them alongside their typically developing peers. Featuring new case studies and sound research-based teaching and learning strategies, this hands-on text offers pre-service and in-service teachers a practical, flexible framework for effective instruction, classroom management, assessment, and collaboration in today's diverse classrooms.

List Price = $114.95  | CengageBrain Price = $114.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $86.25

WebTutor™ on Blackboard®, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133525288 | ISBN-13: 9781133525288)

Jumpstart your course with customizable, rich, text-specific content within your Course Management System. Whether you want to web-enable your class or put an entire course online, WebTutor™ delivers. WebTutor™ offers a wide array of resources including TeachSource Videos, access to the eBook, quizzes, web links, exercises, and more.

List Price = $139.00  | CengageBrain Price = $139.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $139.00

WebTutor™ on WebCT®, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133525296 | ISBN-13: 9781133525295)

Jumpstart your course with customizable, rich, text-specific content within your Course Management System. Whether you want to web-enable your class or put an entire course online, WebTutor™ delivers. WebTutor™ offers a wide array of resources including TeachSource Videos, access to the eBook, quizzes, web links, exercises, and more.

List Price = $139.00  | CengageBrain Price = $139.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $139.00

Interactive Quizzing  (ISBN-10: 113352527X | ISBN-13: 9781133525271)

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CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133525245 | ISBN-13: 9781133525240)

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Richard M. Gargiulo

Richard M. Gargiulo is Professor Emeritus of special education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), where he has been a teacher educator for more than three decades. Prior to receiving his Ph.D. degree in educational psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Richard taught fourth graders and young children with intellectual disability in the Milwaukee Public Schools. Upon receiving his doctorate he joined the faculty of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, where he taught for over eight years. A frequent contributor to the professional literature, Richard has authored or coauthored over 100 publications, including sixteen textbooks. His previous professional contributions include serving as the first Fulbright Scholar in special education assigned to the former Czechoslovakia; being twice elected as President of the Alabama Federation, Council for Exceptional Children; serving as President of the Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES), Council for Exceptional Children; and serving as President of the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD), Council for Exceptional Children. Currently, Richard serves as the Southeast Representative to the board of directors of the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Teaching, however, has always been Richard's passion. In 1999 he received UAB's President's Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2007 he was honored by the Alabama Federation, Council for Exceptional Children, with the Jasper Harvey Award in recognition of being named the outstanding teacher educator in the state.

Debbie Metcalf

Debbie Metcalf has worked in partnership with Pitt County Schools and East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina as a special educator and intervention specialist for Pitt County Schools and as a Teacher-in-Residence in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at East Carolina University for fifteen years. She currently teaches methods courses and works in the classroom with undergraduate preservice teachers. Debbie holds a Master of Arts in Education degree from San Diego State University and is certified in both general and special education, including assistive technology. She became a National Board Certified Teacher in 1997. In 2004, she was awarded the Clarissa Hug Teacher of the Year Award from the International Council for Exceptional Children. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Council for Exceptional Children and is active in the Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES). Debbie has taught students of all ages for over 30 years in California, New Mexico, Hawaii, Michigan, and North Carolina. She continues to mentor new teachers and teachers pursuing National Board Certification. Her primary research areas include access to the general curriculum for students with exceptionalities, collaborative teaching models, alternate assessment models for diverse learners, curriculum design and revision, alignment, and service learning.