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Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms

Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms

Third Edition
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February 2024 | 496 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms uses the research-validated ADAPT framework (Ask, Determine, Analyze, Propose, Test) to help teachers determine how, when, and with whom to use proven academic and behavioral interventions to obtain the best outcomes for students with disabilities. Through clear language and practical examples, authors Diane P. Bryant, Deborah D. Smith, and Brian R. Bryant show how to create truly inclusive classrooms for students who have disabilities and who are gifted through evidence-based practices and hands-on strategies. The Third Edition includes reorganized chapters on Individualized Services and Diverse Learners, new information on the latest court cases and IDEA funds, and revised sections on disabilities. Brand new videos address a wide range of current issues in teaching, including the impacts of COVID on inclusive classrooms. With this guide, educators will be inspired and equipped to effectively teach students with disabilities in inclusive settings.

Chapter 1: Inclusive Teaching as Responsive Education
Chapter 2: Delivery of Individualized Services to Students With Different Learning Needs
Chapter 3: Developing Collaborative Partnerships in Schools and With Families
Chapter 4: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners and Families and Gifted And Talented Learners
Chapter 5: Understanding Learners With the Most Common Disabilities or Conditions
Chapter 6: Understanding Learners With Less Frequent Disabilities or Conditions
Chapter 7: Designing and Delivering Differentiated Instruction
Chapter 8: Promoting Access to the General Education Curriculum
Chapter 9: Assessment and Data-Based Decision-Making
Chapter 10: Promoting Positive Behavior and Facilitating Social Skills
Chapter 11: Teaching Reading
Chapter 12: Teaching Writing
Chapter 13: Teaching Mathematics
Chapter 14: Facilitating Content-Area Instruction and Study Skills


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"This textbook is suitable for introduction to special education courses for both prospective general and special educators. It is readable for undergraduate students who are new to college/education coursework."

Kinsey Wright
Duquesne University

"This is an excellent text that covers a solid array of topics in special education. A general education teacher, learning from this text, would benefit greatly from the material covered in the text."

Brian Herndon
John Brown University

"This is a good book for an intro to special education."

Natalie Andzik
Northern Illinois University

"Excellent text for general education pre-service teachers to teach inclusive practices."

Adam Moore
Roger Williams University

"The book is thorough in covering topics that pre-service students can apply in their practices. The use of challenge questions serve as thought provoking instruments to guide students in their studies."

Kevin Edinburg
Regis University

"This textbook is appropriate for a foundations course in special education. It is particularly useful for graduate level study for candidates studying to be general educators or special educators at the elementary or secondary grade level."

Carl Willard
SUNY Oswego
Key features
  • The new edition is available in Sage Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality Sage textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support. Learn more.
  • Significant new coverage of Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) better incorporates these frameworks throughout the book.
  • Expanded coverage of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and their plans ensure teachers are better prepared to deliver equitable education so every child can meet challenging objectives.
  • New coverage of the latest court cases and legal challenges, especially Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, help give future teachers the background they need to implement legal systems.
  • The impact of COVID-19 on American students and their families is woven throughout the book so students are prepared to enter today's classrooms.
  • Chapter 4: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners and Families and Gifted And Talented Learners has been expanded to include information on Families and Gifted and Talented Learners.
  • Updated data throughout gives the most current picture of students, families, and classrooms.
  • New videos of real classrooms and teachers help students experience what teaching in inclusive classrooms is like today.
  • ADAPT Framework and ADAPT in Action: The (Ask, Determine, Analyze, Propose, and Test) Framework developed by the authors is a research-driven, problem-solving approach to modify instruction for students with exceptionalities. This straightforward and memorable approach helps future teachers determine how, when, and with whom to use the proven academic and behavioral interventions by breaking down the steps taken to modify instruction. This framework is used throughout the text and moves beyond a theoretical idea as it walks readers through scenarios and applies each step of the framework providing concrete examples and solutions.

  • UDL in Action Feature: In keeping with reviewers' suggestions and the goal of introducing future teachers to proven practices in education, the new edition will have greater coverage of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) integrated throughout the text and as a boxed feature, UDL in Action.

  • Considering Diversity Feature: This feature reminds teachers that inclusion goes beyond learning abilities and provides examples of how to create a classroom environment and instruction that is inclusive of students from different backgrounds.

  • Opening Challenge Feature: Two chapter-opening case studies, one for elementary grades and one for secondary grades, describe a specific teaching challenge at each school level, which is then revised throughout the chapter. Students are asked to reflect on their knowledge of the subject matter before reading the chapter, with Reflection Questions at the end.

  • Tech Notes features provide readers with information about assistive and instructional technologies that can be employed with students who have learning or behavioral issues.

  • Working Together features offer practical advice on how an idea or concept can be taught using a collaborative approach that involves other school professionals and family members.

  • Instructional Strategies: Presented in the content chapters, this feature offers sample activities with step-by-step instructions to help future teachers engage students and help them master the content.
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