Creating Inclusive Classrooms: Effective and Reflective Practices for All Students
Spencer J. Salend
For courses in Inclusion and/or Mainstreaming. Rich in K-12 classroom-based narrative and with accompanying video cases highlighting best inclusive practices, this text shows prospective teachers how to become effective and reflective practitioners who can create engaging classrooms for all students. Coverage incorporates all of the core information expected of an inclusion text, then goes beyond the basics to address issues around such "higher-level" topics as gender, race, ethnicity, language, socioeconomics, and family structures. The author advocates a framework of four basic tenets-equal access for all learners, individual strengths and needs, reflective practice and differentiated instruction, and, community and collaboration-which are integrated into every chapter. This framework clearly demonstrates that inclusion is more than a government mandate; it's a principled philosophy for teaching all children.