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Picture of the productAutism Spectrum Disorder Assessment in Schools
Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment in Schools
1st Edition

Laura Dilly, Christine Hall

Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessment in Schools serves as a guide on how to assess children for autism spectrum disorders (ASD), specifically in school settings. Dilly and Hall offer a general overview of ASD, describe ASD assessment best practices, and explain the process of identifying ASD in schools. Current research and up-to-date science is incorporated in a practitioner-friendly manner, and short case vignettes will increase the accessibility of the book content and illustrate principles. As the rates of ASD reach 1/59 children, and school psychologists are increasingly expected to possess expertise in the assessment of ASD, this book serves as a must have for school psychologists, school social workers, and other practitioners.

Laura J. Dilly, PhD, NCSP, ABPP is a Training Program Manager at the Marcus Autism Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and an adjunct faculty member at the Emory School of Medicine. Prior to joining the Marcus Autism Center, Dr. Dilly worked in the public schools for a decade in roles including lead school psychologist and training coordinator. As both a certified school psychologist and licensed psychologist, Dr. Dilly bridges the worlds of school-based and medically-based psychological services for children. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Psychological Association as the President Elect.

Christine M. Hall, PhD, is the former director of Clinical and Assessment and Diagnosis at the Marcus Autism Center. She currently maintains a private practice and works in the developmental neurology clinic at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience and expertise in early childhood and developmental disorders.


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Becoming a Multicultural Educator: Developing Awareness, Gaining Skills, and Taking Action 2ed

by William Howe & Penelope Lisi

Providing an essential foundation for pre-service and in-service PK-12 educators, this engaging and practical book focuses on essential questions and theoretical concepts about becoming a multicultural educator.

Award-winning authors William A. Howe and Penelope L. Lisi bring theory and research to life through numerous activities, exercises, and lesson plans designed to heighten the reader’s cultural awareness, knowledge base, and skill set.

Responding to the growing need to increase academic achievement and to prepare teachers to work with diverse populations of students, this text show readers how to incorporate cultural knowledge into more effective classroom practice.

The fully updated Second Edition is packed with new activities and exercises to illustrate concepts readers can apply within their own classrooms and school-wide settings.

CONTENTS
Part I: Background

Chapter 1: Multicultural Education: History & Theory, and Evolution

Chapter 2: What is a Multicultural Educator? A 4-Step Model

Part II: Knowledge

Chapter 3: Historical Perspectives on a Multicultural America

Chapter 4: Foundational Knowledge for Culturally Responsive Teaching

Part III: Awareness

Chapter 5: Understanding Cultural Identities and their Influence on Teaching and Learning

Chapter 6: Developing Awareness of Others as Cultural Beings

Part IV: Skills

Chapter 7: Curriculum Development & Lesson Planning

Chapter 8: Instructional Strategies Needed by Multicultural Educators

Chapter 9: Developing Skill in Language and Linguistic Diversity

Chapter 10: Assessment That Is Culturally Responsive

Part V: Action

Chapter 11: Becoming a Multicultural Educator

Chapter 12: Supporting Diverse Learners on a Schoolwide Level


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Picture of the productCase Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education: 2ed
Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education: 2nd Edition

by Paul C. Gorski, Seema G. Pothini

Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education offers pre- and in-service educators an opportunity to analyze and reflect upon a variety of realistic case studies related to educational equity and social justice. The accessibly written cases allow educators to practice the process of considering a range of contextual factors, checking their own biases, and making immediate- and longer-term decisions about how to create and sustain equitable learning environments for all students. This revised edition adds ten new cases to offer greater coverage of elementary education, as well as topics such as body-shaming, Black Lives Matter, and transgender oppression. Existing cases have been updated to reflect new societal contexts, and streamlined for ease-of-use.

The book begins with a seven-point process for examining case studies. Largely lacking from existing case study collections, this framework guides readers through the process of identifying, examining, reflecting on, and taking concrete steps to resolve challenges related to diversity and equity in schools. The cases themselves present everyday examples of the ways in which racism, sexism, homophobia and heterosexism, class inequities, language bias, religious-based oppression, and other equity and diversity concerns affect students, teachers, families, and other members of our school communities. They involve classroom issues that are relevant to all grade levels and content areas, allowing significant flexibility in how and with whom they are used. Although organized topically, the intersections of these issues are stressed throughout the cases, reflecting the complexities of real-life scenarios. All cases conclude with a series of questions to guide discussion and a section of facilitator notes, called ‘Points for Consideration.’ This unique feature provides valuable insight for understanding the complexities of each case.


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Collective Efficacy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Leadership

by Anthony Normore and Nancy Erbe

The many faces of social entrepreneurial leadership.
Developing socially just leaders: Integrative antiracist approaches in a transformational paradigm.
Conflict transformation’s teaching strategies for leadership development.
Servant leadership: History, a conceptual model, multicultural fit, and the servant leadership solution for continuous improvement.
Echoes of a not so distant summer: Scholar-servant as humble leaders.
Inspirational servant leadership: Nurturing youth leadership for sustainable peace in Africa.
Teaching for service learning and community leadership in the United Arab Emirates.
Universities as leaders in community development: The case of the university of zambia.
Leadership’s role in reducing jail violence and recidivism.
Leadership and the emergence of Africa.
School leadership in the Philippines: Historical, cultural, and policy dynamics.
A vision of effective leadership: An Italian perspective.
The sociology of leadership coaching.
Traits and behavior: Psychological approaches to leadership.
When leaders burn out: The causes, costs and prevention of burnout among leaders.
An exploration of the role of leadership in restorative policing in England and Wales.
Developing from assistant to full principal in a context of social unrest: The case of Southern Thailand.
Misconduct in prosecutorial leadership and decision making.
Collective efficacy: Interdisciplinary perspectives on international leadership.
Advances in Educational Administration.


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Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools 2ed

Author - Glenn E Singleton

Create a systemwide plan for transforming the district office, schools, and classrooms into places that truly support ALL students achieving their highest levels!

This updated edition of the highly acclaimed bestseller continues to explain the need for candid, courageous conversations about race so that educators may understand why student disengagement and achievement inequality persists and learn how they can develop a curriculum that promotes true educational equity and excellence. Almost a decade since its original publication, the revised book includes new features as well as preserves the core content that led to many schools’ and districts’ success.

•NEW! Courageous Conversation Compass
•NEW! Racial autobiographies, offering more focused and relevant voices from a diverse group of skilled Courageous Conversation practitioners
•NEW! Case study on St. Paul Public Schools, a district that has stayed on track with Courageous Conversations and successfully implemented the Systemic Racial Equity Transformation Framework
•NEW! Links to video segments featuring the author describing different aspects of the work
•UPDATED! Implementation exercises
•UPDATED! Activities and checklists for school and district leaders
•UPDATED! Action steps for creating an effective equity team


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Picture of the productCultural Literacy for the Common Core: Six Steps to Powerful
Cultural Literacy for the Common Core: Six Steps to Powerful, practical Instruction for All Learners

by Bonnie M. Davis

Cultural Literacy for the Common Core: Six Steps to Powerful, Practical Instruction for All Learners helps educators inspire deep, thoughtful, and unbiased thinking in their students as they engage in rigorous, complex learning as outlined in the Common Core State Standards.

Using accounts from real educators in diverse school districts, author Bonnie M. Davis describes how educators can take a cultural literacy journey to become culturally literate and embed culturally responsive instructional strategies within their teaching practice. The six-step framework complements the Common Core and encourages students to be at the center of learning in increasingly diverse 21st century classrooms.

Learn how to:
- Create positive teacher-student relationships by giving students visibility and honouring their voices

- Build and sustain positive relationships through collaborative conversations

- Use research-proven, high yield culturally literate strategies in the classroom

- Engage students in culturally-responsive, standards-based lessons that align with the Common Core

- Use culturally responsive instruction to guide student thinking and support lesson planning


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Diversities in Education: Effective ways to reach all learners

by David Mitchell

Diversities in Education is a challenging text that will help educators, teacher educators and trainee teachers to be more effective in teaching a range of diverse learners. It covers five major categories of difference: sex and gender; social class and socio-economic status; race, ethnicity and culture; beliefs and religion; and different abilities and asks the urgent questions all policy-makers, educators and students should consider:

Why should we value diversity and human rights?

How can inclusive education accommodate diversity?

How do society’s aspirations for cohesion and harmony impact on people who are different?

What meanings are given to differences, culturally and historically?

Should educators seek to accentuate, eliminate, reduce or ignore differences?

By drawing attention to the latest research into the most effective educational policies and practices, this insightful book suggests strategies for meeting the challenges being posed in an era of superdiversity. It’s a crucial read for any training or practising educator who wants to address the issue of diversity, learn effective ways to reach all learners and create more inclusive and harmonious societies.


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Picture of the productGirls and Autism
Girls and Autism :
Educational, Family and Personal Perspectives

Edited by Barry Carpenter, Francesca Happé, Jo Egerton

Often thought of as a predominantly ‘male’ disorder, autism has long gone unidentified, unnoticed and unsupported in girls – sometimes with devastating consequences for their social and mental well-being. As current research reveals a much more balanced male-to-female ratio in autism, this book provides crucial insight into autistic girls’ experiences, helping professionals to recognize, understand, support and teach them effectively.

Drawing on the latest research findings, chapters consider why girls have historically been overlooked by traditional diagnostic approaches, identifying behaviours that may be particular to girls, and exploring the ‘camouflaging’ that can make the diagnosis of autistic girls more difficult. Chapters emphasize both the challenges and advantages of autism and take a multidisciplinary approach to encompass contributions from autistic girls and women, their family members, teachers, psychologists and other professionals. The result is an invaluable source of first-hand insights, knowledge and strategies, which will enable those living or working with girls on the autism spectrum to provide more informed and effective support.

Giving voice to the experiences, concerns, needs and hopes of girls on the autism spectrum, this much-needed text will provide parents, teachers and other professionals with essential information to help them support and teach autistic girls more effectively.

194 Pages | Pbk


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How Many Languages Do We Need?: The Economics of Linguistic Diversity

Authors - Victor Ginsburgh & Shlomo Weber

In the global economy, linguistic diversity influences economic and political development as well as public policies in positive and negative ways. It leads to financial costs, communication barriers, divisions in national unity, and, in some extreme cases, conflicts and war - but it also produces benefits related to group and individual identity. What are the specific advantages and disadvantages of linguistic diversity and how does it influence social and economic progress? This book examines linguistic diversity as a global social phenomenon and considers what degree of linguistic variety might result in the greatest economic good.

Victor Ginsburgh and Shlomo Weber look at linguistic proximity between groups and between languages. They describe and use simple economic, linguistic, and statistical tools to measure diversity's impact on growth, development, trade, the quality of institutions, translation issues, voting patterns in multinational competitions, and the likelihood and intensity of civil conflicts. They address the choosing of core languages in a multilingual community, such as the European Union, and argue that although too many official languages might harm cohesiveness, efficiency, and communication, reducing their number brings about alienation and disenfranchisement of groups.

Demonstrating that the value and drawbacks of linguistic diversity are universal, How Many Languages Do We Need? suggests ways for designing appropriate linguistic policies for today's multilingual world.


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How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, 3rd Edition

by Carol Ann Tomlinson

We differentiate instruction to honour the reality of the students we teach.

They are energetic and outgoing. They are quiet and curious. They are confident and self-doubting. They are interested in a thousand things or deeply immersed in a particular topic. They are academically advanced or “kids in the middle” or struggling due to cognitive, emotional, economic or sociological challenges. More of them than ever speak a different language at home. They learn at different rates and in different ways. And they all come together in our academically diverse classrooms.

Written as a practical guide for teachers, this expanded third edition of Carol Ann Tomlinson’s ground-breaking work covers the fundamentals of differentiation and provides additional guidelines and new strategies for how to go about it. You’ll learn:

what differentiation is and why it’s essential
how to set up the flexible and supportive learning environment that promotes success
how to manage a differentiated classroom
how to plan lessons differentiated by readiness, interest and learning profile
how to differentiate content, process and products
how to prepare students, parents and yourself for the challenge of differentiation.

First published in 1995 as How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, this new edition reflects evolving best practices in education, the experiences of practitioners throughout the United States and around the world, and Tomlinson’s continuing thinking about how to help each and every student access challenging, high-quality curriculum; engage in meaning-rich learning experiences; and feel at home in a school environment that “fits”.


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