"A helpful resource for those undertaking studies in learning disabilities at all levels. I shall definitely be recommending it to my students!" - John Boarder, Bangor University "This book provides a valuable and innovative contribution to the field of Learning Disabilities." - Logan Parumal, University of Manchester Key Concepts in Learning Disabilities is a handy guide to the topics you need to know about whether studying or working in the field of Learning Disabilities. The A-Z format allows you to "dip in" and quickly find relevant information on topics ranging from Autism to Rights and from Advocacy to Challenging Behaviours. Each entry features: - a snapshot definition of the concept; - a broader discussion of the main issues and applications to practice; - key points; - a case study, and - signposts to further reading. Key Concepts in Learning Disabilities is an ideal companion to study and particularly useful for those completing academic assignments as part of training. Written by a team of experienced practitioners and lecturers, the book reflects the multi-disciplinary nature of contemporary practice.
This book is a quick and accessible reference guide to the key concepts that social work students and professionals need to understand to be effective. The authors place practice at the centre of the text, and include a host of case examples to bring the concepts to life. Examining the essential topics of the social work curriculum, the concepts covered relate to practice, theory, policy and personal challenges. Further reading is included in each entry, so that the reader can explore what they have learned in more detail. This book will be an invaluable resource for social work students during their studies and on their practice placement. It will also be useful for qualified social workers, who want to continue their professional education.
This book provides students with accessible and authoritative knowledge of the essential topics of nursing and healthcare research.
This book is a major addition to undergraduate reading lists. It is reliable, allows for easy transference to essays and exams and easy to use, and exceptionally clearly written for student consumption. Topics range over qualitative and quantitative approaches and combine practical considerations with philosophical issues.
Mental health is an area of study which is often bewildering to new students and trainee practitioners. This book provides a guide to the key topics and debates which shape contemporary views about mental health and illness and which govern the provisionof services for people with mental health problems.
Fully revised and updated, Problems in Marketing includes over 50 new problems. This varied and challenging collection of problems has been written as a learning aid to any marketing textbook. The problems cover a wide range of marketing practice, each problem concentrating on a single concept or technique of marketing management. Problems begin with a full introduction to the concept followed by explicit instructions for solving them. This leads directly to a series of discussion questions to further enhance the application of each problem. Solutions are also available to lecturers by clicking on the companion website logo above.
A guide to differentiated instruction covers such topics as metacognitive and scaffolded learning, tutoring, self-management, and assessment.
This book broadens and deepens understanding of a wide range of population-climate change linkages. Incorporating population dynamics into research, policymaking and advocacy around climate change is critical for understanding trajectory of global greenhouse gas emissions, for developing and implementing adaptation plans and thus for global and national efforts to curtail this threat. The papers in this volume provide a substantive and methodological guide to the current state of knowledge on issues such as population growth and size and emissions; population vulnerability and adaptation linked to health, gender disparities and children; migration and urbanization; and the data and analytical needs for the next stages of policy-relevant research.
This practical book provides teachers in primary and secondary schools with advice and resources to develop a visual and active approach to teaching mathematics. It includes, specific examples of teaching strategies and ideas for lesson activities to support teaching mathematics to learners who take information and ideas visually and actively. Accompanying this second edition is a handy CD that includes a range of resources for teaching each topic including: - Dynamic PowerPoint animations which can be used to help learners to develop their understanding of key mathematical concepts - Posters of each concept And in addition to all this, each chapter suggests even further links to other useful resources for every topic to enhance your teaching. With clear explanations and strong visual layout, this is an ideal resource for teachers, SENCOs (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators) and teaching assistants who want to motivate their learners with different and exciting ways of teaching and learning maths.
Informed teaching is built upon a clear understanding of a wide range of professional issues. Reflective Teaching and Learning in the Secondary School offers a comprehensive overview of core teaching topics for professional studies modules on secondary initial teacher education courses. Offering a critically engaged examination of practical and theoretical topics in order to encourage deeper reflection on what underpins good teaching practice, this second edition has been carefully updated to provide a contemporary introduction to secondary education. New to this edition: a new chapter on diversity, social justice and global issues in teaching a new chapter on pastoral and tutorial roles masters-level critical reading tasks in every chapter awareness of recent developments in education policy. This is indispensable reading for anyone training to teach in secondary education including postgraduate (PGCE, SCITT) and school-based routes into teaching. A companion website including activities and exemplar material can be found at: www.sagepub.co.uk/dymoke Sue Dymoke is Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Leicester.
Helping students master secondary school mathematics just got a whole lot easier! Bestselling authors Cheryl Rose Tobey and Carolyn B. Arline provide 25 detailed and grade-level specific assessment probes that promote deep learning and expert maths instruction. Learn to ask the right questions to uncover where and how students commonly get confused. You'll learn how to: Quickly diagnose students' common misconceptions and procedural mistakes Help students pinpoint areas of struggle Plan targeted instruction that builds on students' current understandings while addressing difficulties with algebra, functions, logarithms, geometry, trigonometric ratios, statistics and probability, and more Elicit the skills and processes related to the Standards for Mathematical Practices You'll find sample student responses, extensive Teacher Notes, and research-based tips and resources, as well as the QUEST Cycle for effective, hands-on implementation, to help instil new mathematical ideas. This is a great teaching resource with easy-to-implement tools and ideas to build solid mathematics proficiency.
Pinpoint and reverse math misconceptions with laser-like accuracy Quickly and reliably uncover common math misconceptions in Grades 6-8 with these convenient and easy-to-implement diagnostic tools! Bestselling authors Cheryl Tobey and Carolyn Arline provide 25 new assessment probes that pinpoint subconcepts within the new Common Core Standards for Mathematics to promote deep learning and expert math instruction--while learning is already underway. Completely CCSM aligned, these grade-specific probes eliminate the guesswork and help teachers: Systematically address conceptual and procedural mistakes Help students better understand areas of struggle Plan targeted instruction that covers Grades 6-8 CCSM mathematical processes and proficiencies
Children's behaviour is a key concern for trainees and teachers. This book explores the concept of behaviour for learning which is very much driven by the Every Child Matters agenda. It examines the roles of relationships and children's social knowledge in depth. In particular, it explores relationship with self, relationship with others and relationships with the curriculum. It also considers the importance of self-reflection and other additional factors affecting behaviour for learning such as children's learning difficulties. It highlights the complexities and wider social factors involved in attaining positive behaviour, in a way which recognises the whole child.
'Tackles an area of the curriculum many teachers lack confidence in.' 'Lots of good starting points'. 'Spans a lot of material and is strong on diverse learning styles.' 'Clear explanation and good visual layour, very innovative in approach.' - Judging Panel for NASEN/TES Book Award 'The book is rich in lively teaching suggestions and in insights into the impact of different forms of explanation' - Debate '[C]arries us away from narrow views of ability and special needs and into the consideration of difference. The author takes us through lively discussions of many aspects of mathematics learning. Each section offers learning and teaching ideas involving visual and kinaesthetic approaches. The book is a compendium of sound ideas rather than a collection of startlingly new approaches. But throughout it has the great strength of being exceptionally clear in its arguments, descriptions and drawings. The design is generally helpful with plenty of illustrations, as befits the book's message. There are handy pages of photocopiable resources. This is a lively and often passionate account of ways of ensuring that multi-sensory approaches infect mathematics learning. As the author says, "pictures in the mind can help all pupils". We might add, "They help all teachers too"' - TES Extra for Special Needs 'If you have found pupils struggling to understand some aspects of mathematics at any age then this book is for you. It is a very readable book that would interest all those who work in classrooms, whether as a teacher or support worker with all ages and abilities, for those who work with older pupils as it gives possible approaches to use with those for whom basic skills are weak or have difficulty in understanding some of the concepts required of GCSE examinations' - Alison Parish, Second in Mathematics Department, Stowmarket High School, Suffolk Read the full review as posted on the Association of Teachers of Mathematics website! 'It is a highly practical book. One strength is the way that it develops a topic from the very basics through to the harder concepts. There are a large number of activities that are 'ready to run' but these really are just a starting point for teachers to begin thinking about teaching topics in a different way, and from these teachers will be able to develop their own approach. Although this book is focusing on pupils who are visual and kinaesthetic learners, the great majority of learners adopt a mixture of learning styles, so this approach will benefit the entire class. Worth a read!' - Maths Coordinator's File 'This excellent and very informative teaching resource is about teaching mathematics to pupils who have learning differences. [It] is very practical and easy to read. A really nice feature is the inclusion of photocopiable resource sheets allowing readers to try out easily the ideas suggested in the book. This resource is highly recommended and will be very suitable for maths teachers in primary and secondary schools, SENCOs and teaching assistants' - British Journal of Special Education 'This book is about making mathematics visible and tangible -- not something that just lies flat on the page. Dipping into it will provide instantly usable suggestions across a variety of topics at different levels: from early number concepts through to fractions and ratios, algebra, aspects of geometry (including angles and circles), and data handling. When you get a chance to read it more thoroughly you will find arguments for using these approaches, consideration of some of the pitfalls to avoid, and inspiration to develop different ways of helping students to achieve deep and connected understandings. For any teacher who wants to provide students with opportunities for visual and kinaesthetic learning in mathematics' - The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc. 'A very good book, offering teachers, SENCOs and teaching assistants guidelines, strategies and practical activities to access the thought processes of pupils with different learning styles. It has an easy-to-read format giving suggestions, rather than dictat, on the use of "models to think" and is a unique document for those who have input into the furthering of the teaching and learning of mathematics' - Mathematics in School How can you make maths exciting and meaningful for all your pupils? Some pupils find even basic concepts in mathematics difficult to grasp and it can be a challenge to make lessons accessible to all. This book offers practising teachers a range of approaches to making maths clear for struggling students. It looks at the different ways in which maths can be taught so that pupils with different learning styles can be stimulated. Maths is visible and tangible - not something that just lies flat on the page. Included are: - ideas to be used in lessons - suggestions for exciting, visual ways to teach basic concepts - lots of practical advice and guidance. The book shows teachers how to unlock mathematics for all their learners, and it encourages the use of a variety of methods to teach the subject. It provides a valuable resource for maths teachers in both primary and secondary schools, for SENCOs and teaching assistants, and for those delivering initial teacher training or inservice courses. Tandi Clausen-May is an educational researcher responsible for the development of a range of mathematics curriculum and assessment materials. She delivers popular workshops on teaching mathematics around the United Kingdom. She also writes regular articles on mathematics teaching for educational journals and newspapers.
'Disability on Equal Terms is not a Turgid and difficult book despite its accent on complex and challenging themes. It is a lively and important read' - The Skill Journal, June 2009 `[A] collection of highly readable and scholarly essays that reflect both the theoretical and practical implications of recent developments in the field. This book is essential reading for everyone interested in disability: highly recommended' - Colin Barnes, Centre for Disability Studies, University of Leeds This authoritative collection of writings examines and challenges traditional notions of disability. Edited and written by leading experts in the field, it offers a multidisciplinary approach to disability studies, incorporating perspectives from a wide range of health and social care services, as well as a distinct and unique emphasis on the views, experiences, work and personal testimonies of disabled people themselves. The book is divided into three sections, each of which is prefaced by an editorial introduction which brings together the key themes and issues under discussion. Each section: " Examines the dominant assumptions about disability and impairment and their historical and cultural contexts " Documents the challenges to such presumptions generated by disabled people themselves " Explores the implications of such challenges for professional policy and practice This ground-breaking book will be essential reading for those studying disability studies, social work, nursing, and allied health and social care at all levels. It will also be a thought-provoking and inspiring read for disabled people and activists, professionals and policy makers. John Swain is based in the School of Health, Community and Education Studies at Northumbria Univeristy. Sally French is based at the Open Univeristy. Previous publications include the co-edited Disabling Barriers, Enabling Environments, Second Edition (SAGE, 2004).
Featuring reader-friendly language, step-by-step guidelines, and informative appendices, this guide introduces educators to the purpose, principles, benefits, and application of this tiered service delivery model.
This is an important book that needs to be read by anyone doing research in this area' - "British Educational Research Journal " Articulating with Difficulty is an excellent collection and comes highly recommended. It follows Peter Clough and Len Barton's earlier and controversial collection, Making Difficulties (1995), and draws on a wide range of perspectives in disability, inclusive education and Special Education Needs (SEN) research to tease out key issues on "voice..".. All contributors share a willingness to engage seriously with challenges thrown down by disabled academics and activists; that they do from different standpoints is another strength of this collection' - "Disability & Society " This volume addresses the issue of voice' in special education research; the voices of the researchers as well as those of the researched', and the ways in which research mediates identities. It follows on from the well-known and controversial Making Difficulties, also edited by Peter Clough and Len Barton. The contributors address, among other things: the question of overt and subtle power relations within the research context; the issues of voice' in emancipatory research; and the view that a more democratic approach to research is made difficult because of the individualized, competitive work culture of higher education and research production.

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