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EDUC 8760 Foundations: Special Education: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. See the links on the left for library and writing skills assignment support.

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EDUC 8760 Required Course Readings



The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Artiles, A. J., Kozleski, E. B., Trent, S. C., Osher, D., & Ortiz, A. (2010). Justifying and explaining disproportionality, 1968–2008: A critique of underlying views of culture. Exceptional Children, 76(3), 279–299.

Chambers, C. (2008). Trends in special education. District Administration, 44(4), 3.

Connor, D. J., & Ferri, B. A. (2007). The conflict within: Resistance to inclusion and other paradoxes in special education. Disability & Society, 22(1), 63–77.

Dynarski, M. (2010). Connecting education research to practitioners – and practitioners to education research. Phi Delta Kappan, 92(1), 61–65.

Florian, L. (2010). Special education in an era of inclusion: The end of special education or a new beginning? Psychology of Education Review, 34(2), 22–29.

Fuchs, D., Fuchs, L. S., & Stecker, P.M. (2010).  The "blurring" of special education in a new continuum of general education placements and services. Exceptional Children, 76(3), 301–323.

Kauffman, J. M. (2010). Commentary: Current status of the field and future directions. Behavioral Disorders, 35(2), 180–184.

King-Sears, M. E. (2008). Facts and fallacies: Differentiation and the general education curriculum for students with special educational needs. Support for Learning, 23(2), 55–62.

McDuffie, K. A. & Scruggs, T. E. (2008). The contributions of qualitative research to discussions of evidence-based practice in special education. Intervention in School & Clinic, 44(2), 91–97.

Ostler, E. (1996). Guidelines for writing research proposals, reports, theses, and dissertations.

Piercey, D. (2010). Why don't teachers collaborate? Phi Delta Kappan, 92(1), 54–56.  

Scruggs, T. E., Mastropieri, M. A., & McDuffie, K. A. (2007). Co-teaching in inclusive classrooms: A metasynthesis of qualitative research. Exceptional Children, 73(4), 392–416.

Starbuck, W. H. (2003). Turning lemons into lemonade: Where is the value in peer reviews? Journal of Management Inquiry, 12(4), 344–351.

Swaffield, S. (2007). Light touch critical friendship. Improving Schools, 10(3), 205–219.

Tandy, C., & Meacham, M. (2009). Removing the barriers for students with disabilities: Accessible online and web-enhanced courses. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 29(3), 313–328.

Other Readings

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