Publication Date: October 15, 2011
This important book expands the concept of inclusion to include students who are English language learners, students with refugee status, children who are LGBTQ, children who live in poverty, and other underrepresented populations. Employing real-world vignettes and up-to-date research findings, this hands-on resource provides strategies that school leaders can employ to improve teaching and learning in their school or classroom for all students. Contributors offer a wide variety of perspectives from the fields of early education, elementary education, special education, educational leadership, testing and assessment, social and psychological foundations, and reading.
Phyllis Jones is an associate professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of South Florida. Janice R. Fauske is a professor in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of South Florida, Sarasota. Judy F. Carr is codirector of the Center for Curriculum Renewal, Sarasota, Florida, and a consultant to schools, districts, state agencies, and other educational organizations with a focus on leadership development and coaching.
“The authors expand the notion of inclusion well beyond special education, offering a framework or lens for creating schools that operate from a position that views all students in a strength-based manner.”
—George Theoharis, Syracuse University