Strengths-based approaches to educating all learners with disabilities : beyond special education
Wehmeyer, Michael L., author.
Strengths-based approaches to educating all learners with disabilities : beyond special education / Michael L. Wehmeyer.
New York : Teachers College Press, 
viii, 109 pages ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 95-100) and index.
- Introduction: Why change?
- Beyond disability : strengths-based approaches to educating all learners
- Beyond programs : supports and support needs
- Beyond individualization : personalizable education
- Beyond the continuum : whole-system change
- Beyond textbooks : technology and universal design for learning
- Beyond testing : assessment for growth and mastery
- Beyond teaching : autonomy-supportive classrooms and motivating students
- Beyond dependency : self-determination and self-determined learning
- Epilogue: Beyond special education : educating all learners in the 21st century.
Michael Wehmeyer, a leading scholar with over four decades of experience as a teacher, teacher educator, researcher, and advocate, provides a cogent but accessible account of the evolution of special education. Offering a compelling vision of where the field should be headed in the next decade, he notes how the digital revolution has made it possible for all learners to gain access to content and instruction. This text focuses on the need to consider how young people with (and without) disabilities learn and the importance of creating personalizable education as strengths-based approaches to disability move education away from diagnosis and remediation to schoolwide instruction for all students. This book is not written as a criticism of traditional special education models, but instead examines the big ideas for going beyond special education that can improve outcomes for learners with disabilities and prepare them for the 21st-century world. -- Provided by publisher.
- Subject headings
Children with disabilities--Education.
Children with disabilities--Education--Curricula.
Children with disabilities--Services for.