History and Reference

Presidents, Congress and the Public Schools: The Politics of Education Reform

In Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools, longtime policy analyst Jack Jennings examines the evolution of federal education policy and outlines a bold and controversial vision for its future. Jennings brings an insider’s knowledge to this account, offering a vivid analysis of federal efforts in the education arena and revealing some of the factors that shaped their enactment. His rich ...

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Elizabeth Farrell and the History of Special Education

This is the inspirational story of a genuine American hero – the woman who “created” special education and devoted her life to making a difference in the lives of children and American public schooling. Elizabeth Farrell was the founder of the first ungraded class in U.S. public schools, the developer of the basic principles and concepts under which special education ...

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Breakthrough: Federal Special Education Legislation 1965-1981

A behind-the-scenes look at the complex array of factors and forces that led to the passage of one of the most important pieces of federal educational legislation in the last 50 years, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 – now known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Ed Martin’s book adds to the historical record ...

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How to Prepare a Research Article in APA Style, Revised

This updated guide is exclusively compiled for special educators and is an invaluable resource for graduate students and university faculty, or anyone who needs to learn how to use APA style in writing for academic publications. Summarizing and simplifying the multitude of pieces of information presented in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition, the format of ...

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Publish, Flourish, and Make a Difference

Got the writing bug? This encouraging and inspiring book will help college and graduate students, practitioners, professors, and grant writers better express themselves, find their true “voice,” and understand the ins and outs of education publishing. Includes sections on: overcoming the challenges that face new writers; technology; expressing diversity; minority scholar voices; writing books, materials, and other professional products; becoming ...

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Curriculum-Based Measurement: A Teacher’s Guide

This reference guide provides an overview of the purposes and uses of curriculum-based measurement (CBM), a standardized approach to assessing student performance in order to inform educational and instructional decision making. This guide is designed for teachers, administrators and other educators who are considering using CBM, want an introduction to CBM or need a quick and easy reference. By John ...

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Good Blood, Bad Blood

Published in 1912, The Kallikak Family was a pseudoscientific treatise describing generations of illiterate, poor and purportedly immoral Kallikak family members who were chronically unemployed, ”feebleminded,” criminal, and, in general, perceived as threats to ”racial hygiene.” In the 100 years since publication of The Kallikak Family, the woman psychologist Henry Herbert Goddard called ”Deborah” has remained in the shadows of ...

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Webinar: Using Research Reviews and Meta-Analyses to Improve Instruction

One of the challenges for special educators is to stay abreast of the latest research on evidence-based practices. Taking advantage of systematic reviews and meta-analyses can help both teacher educators and school personnel understand and apply the results of current research to classroom practice and teacher and administrator decision-making. In this program, Dr. Dan Maggin discusses the evaluation and synthesis ...

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