Prelims

General and Special Education Inclusion in an Age of Change: Roles of Professionals Involved

ISBN: 978-1-78635-544-7, eISBN: 978-1-78635-543-0

ISSN: 0270-4013

Publication date: 25 October 2016

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(2016), "Prelims", Bakken, J.P. and Obiakor, F.E. (Ed.) General and Special Education Inclusion in an Age of Change: Roles of Professionals Involved (Advances in Special Education, Vol. 32), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. i-xii. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0270-401320160000032001

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GENERAL AND SPECIAL EDUCATION INCLUSION IN AN AGE OF CHANGE: ROLES OF PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED

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ADVANCES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

Series Editors: Jeffrey P. Bakken and Festus E. Obiakor

Recent Volumes:

Volume 25: Learning Disabilities: Practice Concerns and Students with LD – Edited By Jeffrey P. Bakken, Festus E. Obiakor, and Anthony F. Rotatori
Volume 26: Gifted Education: Current Perspectives and Issues – Edited by Jeffrey P. Bakken, Festus E. Obiakor, and Anthony F. Rotatori
Volume 27: Special Education International Perspectives: Biopsychosocial, Cultural, and Disability Aspects – Edited by Anthony F. Rotatori, Jeffrey P. Bakken, Sandra Burkhardt, Festus E. Obiakor, and Umesh Sharma
Volume 28: Special Education International Perspectives: Practices across the Globe – Edited by Anthony F. Rotatori, Jeffrey P. Bakken, Sandra Burkhardt, Festus E. Obiakor, and Umesh Sharma
Volume 29: The Broad Autism Phenotype – Edited by Julie A. Deisinger and Anthony F. Rotatori
Volume 30A: Interdisciplinary Connections to Special Education: Important Aspects to Consider – Edited by Jeffrey P. Bakken and Festus E. Obiakor
Volume 30B: Interdisciplinary Connections to Special Education: Key Related Professionals Involved – Edited by Festus E. Obiakor and Jeffrey P. Bakken
Volume 31: General and Special Education Inclusion in an Age of Change: Impact on Students with Disabilities – Edited by Jeffrey P. Bakken and Festus E. Obiakor

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ADVANCES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION VOLUME 32

GENERAL AND SPECIAL EDUCATION INCLUSION IN AN AGE OF CHANGE: ROLES OF PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED

EDITED BY

JEFFREY P. BAKKEN

Bradley University, Peoria, IL, USA

FESTUS E. OBIAKOR

Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA, USA

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List of Contributors

Terese C. Aceves School of Education, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Bob Algozzine Department of Educational Leadership, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, USA
Dimitris Anastasiou Department of Counseling, Quantitative Methods, and Special Education, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, IL, USA
Kelly Anderson Department of Special Education and Child Development, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, USA
Jeanmarie Badar Innisfree Village, Crozet, VA, USA
Jeffrey P. Bakken Graduate School, Bradley University, Peoria, IL, USA
Cynthia Baughan Department of Special Education and Child Development, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, USA
Bonnie Billingsley School of Education, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA
Rachel J. Boit University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, USA
Charlotte Fontenot Department of Special Populations, Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX, USA
Bridgie A. Ford Department of Curricular & Instructional Studies, University of Akron, Akron, OH, USA
Daryl Fridley College of Education, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO, USA
Celia E. Johnson Department of Teacher Education, Bradley University, Peoria, IL, USA
James M. Kauffman Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
James McLeskey School of Special Education, School Psychology and Early Childhood Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Festus E. Obiakor Department of Early Childhood and Special Education, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA, USA
Anthony Pellegrino Division of Elementary, Secondary, and Literacy Education, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA
Diana Rogers-Adkinson College of Education, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO, USA
Cynthia Simpson Department of Management, Marketing, and Business, Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX, USA
Jason C. Travers Department of Special Education, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA
John Travis Spoede, Jr. Department of Special Populations and Counseling, Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX, USA
Shernavaz Vakil Department of Curricular & Instructional Studies, University of Akron, Akron, OH, USA
Nancy L. Waldron School of Special Education, School Psychology and Early Childhood Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Margaret P. Weiss Division of Special Education and Disability Research, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA
Andrew L. Wiley School of Lifespan Development & Educational Sciences, Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA

Preface

General and Special Education inclusion in an Age of Change is divided into two volumes: Volume 31, Impact on Students with Disabilities and Volume 32, Roles of Professionals Involved. For many years, professionals have argued and debated about the topic of inclusion and how students with disabilities are best served. Different professionals have different beliefs on inclusion in relationship to the disability the students may have. Thoughts and attitudes vary regarding these students. The topic of full inclusion is also highly debated. Some individuals are obviously in favor of full inclusion and others are not. Even professionals with expertise in different disability groups have different viewpoints. Some say it depends on each individual child, the severity of their disability, and the school environment for which they are to receive their education. This situation has led to many different viewpoints on this very important topic that includes school professionals, parents, researchers, and communities.

Volumes 31 and 32 address the current top perspectives and issues regarding the topic of inclusion by providing chapters written by active researchers and scholarly university professors who specialize in this area. Volume 31 begins with an introduction to the topic of inclusion and then includes chapters that address inclusion and different types of disabilities and how students with these disabilities might best be served in this type of environment. Areas addressed in these chapters include: students with learning disabilities, students with emotional or behaviour disorders, students with intellectual disabilities, students that are deaf or hard of hearing, students with visual impairments, students with autism spectrum disorders, students with extensive and pervasive support needs, students with traumatic brain injuries, students with communication impairments, and students with physical disabilities and other health impairments. Volume 32 begins with a chapter that addresses preparing teachers for inclusive environments. This is followed by chapters that address the general and special educator and their roles in an inclusive environment. Next, a chapter on the principal and their leadership in an inclusive school is addressed. The volume then addresses the family, the community, meeting student needs, academics, and a chapter on thoughts moving forward. Finally, a chapter on concluding thoughts is provided.

Volumes 31 and 32 are composed of 11 and 10 chapters respectively, that are written by well-known and respected university professors who are actively involved in teaching undergraduate and graduate special education courses and engaged in research on inclusion. General and Special Education Inclusion in an Age of Change: Roles of Professionals Involved is an excellent supplementary text for advanced undergraduate special education majors and graduate students who are looking for detailed, comprehensive, and current information for their research papers or theses.

Jeffrey P. Bakken

Festus E. Obiakor

Series Editors