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    Helms, J.E. (2008) A race in a nice thing to have: A guide to being a white person or understanding the white persons in your life (2nd ed.). Hanover, MA: Microtraining Associates.
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Saturday, June 11

  1. page Learning edited ... Hehir, Thomas; Latus, Thomas. Special Education at the Century’s End. Cambridge, MA: Harvard E…
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    Hehir, Thomas; Latus, Thomas. Special Education at the Century’s End. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Educational Review, 1992.
    traces special education's development into a major institution in the United States by examining the major debates and decisions that occurred during its growth from the early 1970s, a period of optimism and anticipation, through the current era of controversy and reevaluation.
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    Press, 1995.
    Spurred by the United Nation's International Decade for Disabled Persons and medical anthropology's coming of age, anthropologists have recently begun to explore the effects of culture on the lives of the mentally and physically impaired. This major collection of essays both reframes disability in terms of social processes and offers for the first time a global, multicultural perspective on the subject. Using research undertaken in a wide variety of settings--from a longhouse in central Borneo to a community of Turkish immigrants in Stockholm--contributors explore the significance of mental, sensory, and motor impairments in light of fundamental, culturally determined assumptions about humanity and personhood

    Itard, Jean Marc Gaspard. The Wild Boy of Aveyron. Engelwood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1962
    In 1800, the boy of the title was a child of perhaps twelve or thirteen who had been wandering alone in the mountainous forests of southern France for an unknown time before his capture. Like other children who have grown up without human contact, the lad, who was later named Victor, behaved in peculiar ways. Most importantly, he could not speak. Victor was discovered at a period when philosophical investigations into human nature had begun to affect medicine, psychology, and pedagogy. He was brought to Paris and turned over to a young doctor, Jean-Marc-Gaspard Itard...Dr. Lane tells us how a whole new kind of education descends from Itard's lifework--first, the training of the physically handicapped, then the training of the mentally retarded. (Before modern times, both kinds of people were regarded as useless and unteachable.) Finally, through Maria Montessori, Itard's concepts were applied to teaching ordinary youngsters, and Dr. Lane points out how his difficult discoveries have become everyday assumptions. His book is an exceptionally readable, intelligent monument to one of humanity's benefactors and to his successors, who carried on in Itard's spirit of scientific curiosity, kindness, and doggedness. (New Yorker )
    Pontiggia, Giuseppe. Born Twice. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.
    Veteran Italian writer Pontiggia illuminates "the distance that exists between the disabled and us" in this compassionate, deeply moral novel, his first to appear in English. When high school teacher Frigerio's son Paolo is born, a physician's ineptitude leaves the boy with permanent disabilities. Frigerio and his wife, Franca, are informed by a therapist that Paolo suffers from a neurological disorder that slows his learning and permanently hinders his motor skills, though he is quite lucid and intelligent. The novel comprises brief vignettes over Paolo's first 30 years, in which Frigerio offers wry observations about his complicated relationship with the boy and about the way others react to him. Frigerio parses doctors' examinations for hidden meanings, noting that conversations are conducted so that "no one ever has to say the truth." Franca provides a thorny counterpoint kind to Paolo and justifiably impatient with Frigerio but she is perhaps less realistic about the child's condition. Frigerio muses on the many ways people most notably an odious, manipulative principal who uses a bad leg as a psychological weapon exploit their own disabilities. Franca and their other son, Alfredo, have only bit parts; even Paolo often seems like a cipher hovering in the background. But Frigerio dogged, intelligent and self-aware will win readers over with an array of casual yet profound insights into the human condition ("Why not test for stupidity as a planetary epidemic?") and his fierce dedication to his son.
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    Vintage Books.
    Neurologist Sacks presents seven case studies of people whose "abnormalities" of brain function offer new insights into conceptions of human personality and consciousness.

    Smith, Deborah
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    Education, 2004.
    Wright,

    What is an IDEA 2004 Update Edition? Special Education has been updated to reflect this long-anticipated legislation in two ways: *Relevant discussion throughout the book has been revised to reflect IDEA '04. These revisions have been made while still preserving the original pagination of the text, so no changes to lecture notes or reading assignments are necessary, and all supplementary materials (and page references therein) remain accurate. An "IDEA 2004" icon appears in the margins adjacent to the updates.*A Guide to IDEA 2004 has been included as an appendix in the Update Edition. This clear, comprehensive, jargon-free appendix gives a brief side-by-side comparison of IDEA '04 versus the previous '97 legislation for each of the statutes, and, when a little friendly "background" would help the reader better understand the practical implications of the law, an additional note is provided. The Fifth Edition returns to its roots with a strong orientation toward practical classroom material, methods, and topics, continuing its commitment to presenting the voices of people with disabilities and their perspectives throughout the book, and providing clear and concise discussion of the nature and characteristics of exceptional students. It provides a problem-solving approach by presenting current special education dilemmas and challenging students to think about their solutions. The new edition retains its consistent outline in the categorical chapters and improves upon it with the addition of new recurring headings, creating a powerful learning tool for students. No book delivers the nuts and bolts of inclusive practice better, with practical interventions in every chapter.
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    Law Press.
    Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition provides a clear roadmap to the laws and how to get better services for all children with disabilities. This Wrightslaw publication is an invaluable resource for parents, advocates, educators, and attorneys.

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  2. page Learning edited ... Gould, Stephen J. (1996). The Mismeasure of Man. New York: W.W. Norton & Co. - Sara Gleas…
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    Gould, Stephen J. (1996). The Mismeasure of Man. New York: W.W. Norton & Co. - Sara
    Gleason, John J. Special Education in Context: An Ethnographic Study of Persons with Developmental Disabilities. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2009
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    Review, 1992.
    traces special education's development into a major institution in the United States by examining the major debates and decisions that occurred during its growth from the early 1970s, a period of optimism and anticipation, through the current era of controversy and reevaluation.

    Ingstad, Benedicte; Whyte, Susan Reynolds. Disability and Culture. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.
    Itard, Jean Marc Gaspard. The Wild Boy of Aveyron. Engelwood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1962
    In 1800, the boy of the title was a child of perhaps twelve or thirteen who had been wandering alone in the mountainous forests of southern France for an unknown time before his capture. Like other children who have grown up without human contact, the lad, who was later named Victor, behaved in peculiar ways. Most importantly, he could not speak. Victor was discovered at a period when philosophical investigations into human nature had begun to affect medicine, psychology, and pedagogy. He was brought to Paris and turned over to a young doctor, Jean-Marc-Gaspard Itard...Dr. Lane tells us how a whole new kind of education descends from Itard's lifework--first, the training of the physically handicapped, then the training of the mentally retarded. (Before modern times, both kinds of people were regarded as useless and unteachable.) Finally, through Maria Montessori, Itard's concepts were applied to teaching ordinary youngsters, and Dr. Lane points out how his difficult discoveries have become everyday assumptions. His book is an exceptionally readable, intelligent monument to one of humanity's benefactors and to his successors, who carried on in Itard's spirit of scientific curiosity, kindness, and doggedness. (New Yorker )
    Pontiggia, Giuseppe. Born Twice. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.
    From Publishers Weekly
    Veteran Italian writer Pontiggia illuminates "the distance that exists between the disabled and us" in this compassionate, deeply moral novel, his first to appear in English. When high school teacher Frigerio's son Paolo is born, a physician's ineptitude leaves the boy with permanent disabilities. Frigerio and his wife, Franca, are informed by a therapist that Paolo suffers from a neurological disorder that slows his learning and permanently hinders his motor skills, though he is quite lucid and intelligent. The novel comprises brief vignettes over Paolo's first 30 years, in which Frigerio offers wry observations about his complicated relationship with the boy and about the way others react to him. Frigerio parses doctors' examinations for hidden meanings, noting that conversations are conducted so that "no one ever has to say the truth." Franca provides a thorny counterpoint kind to Paolo and justifiably impatient with Frigerio but she is perhaps less realistic about the child's condition. Frigerio muses on the many ways people most notably an odious, manipulative principal who uses a bad leg as a psychological weapon exploit their own disabilities. Franca and their other son, Alfredo, have only bit parts; even Paolo often seems like a cipher hovering in the background. But Frigerio dogged, intelligent and self-aware will win readers over with an array of casual yet profound insights into the human condition ("Why not test for stupidity as a planetary epidemic?") and his fierce dedication to his son.
    Sacks, O. (1995) An Anthropologist on Mars (“Prodigies”). New York: Vintage Books.
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    Hehir, Thomas; Latus, Thomas. Special Education at the Century’s End. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Educational Review, 1992.
    Ingstad, Benedicte; Whyte, Susan Reynolds. Disability and Culture. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.
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    Hall, 1962
    In 1800, the boy of the title was a child of perhaps twelve or thirteen who had been wandering alone in the mountainous forests of southern France for an unknown time before his capture. Like other children who have grown up without human contact, the lad, who was later named Victor, behaved in peculiar ways. Most importantly, he could not speak. Victor was discovered at a period when philosophical investigations into human nature had begun to affect medicine, psychology, and pedagogy. He was brought to Paris and turned over to a young doctor, Jean-Marc-Gaspard Itard...Dr. Lane tells us how a whole new kind of education descends from Itard's lifework--first, the training of the physically handicapped, then the training of the mentally retarded. (Before modern times, both kinds of people were regarded as useless and unteachable.) Finally, through Maria Montessori, Itard's concepts were applied to teaching ordinary youngsters, and Dr. Lane points out how his difficult discoveries have become everyday assumptions. His book is an exceptionally readable, intelligent monument to one of humanity's benefactors and to his successors, who carried on in Itard's spirit of scientific curiosity, kindness, and doggedness. (New Yorker )

    Pontiggia, Giuseppe. Born Twice. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.
    From Publishers Weekly
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  4. page Learning edited ... Ingstad, Benedicte; Whyte, Susan Reynolds. Disability and Culture. Berkeley: University of Cal…
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    Ingstad, Benedicte; Whyte, Susan Reynolds. Disability and Culture. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.
    Itard, Jean Marc Gaspard. The Wild Boy of Aveyron. Engelwood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1962
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    Knopf, 2002.
    From Publishers Weekly
    Veteran Italian writer Pontiggia illuminates "the distance that exists between the disabled and us" in this compassionate, deeply moral novel, his first to appear in English. When high school teacher Frigerio's son Paolo is born, a physician's ineptitude leaves the boy with permanent disabilities. Frigerio and his wife, Franca, are informed by a therapist that Paolo suffers from a neurological disorder that slows his learning and permanently hinders his motor skills, though he is quite lucid and intelligent. The novel comprises brief vignettes over Paolo's first 30 years, in which Frigerio offers wry observations about his complicated relationship with the boy and about the way others react to him. Frigerio parses doctors' examinations for hidden meanings, noting that conversations are conducted so that "no one ever has to say the truth." Franca provides a thorny counterpoint kind to Paolo and justifiably impatient with Frigerio but she is perhaps less realistic about the child's condition. Frigerio muses on the many ways people most notably an odious, manipulative principal who uses a bad leg as a psychological weapon exploit their own disabilities. Franca and their other son, Alfredo, have only bit parts; even Paolo often seems like a cipher hovering in the background. But Frigerio dogged, intelligent and self-aware will win readers over with an array of casual yet profound insights into the human condition ("Why not test for stupidity as a planetary epidemic?") and his fierce dedication to his son.

    Sacks, O. (1995) An Anthropologist on Mars (“Prodigies”). New York: Vintage Books.
    Smith, Deborah Deutsch. Introduction to Special Education: Teaching in an age of Opportunity. Boston: Pearson Education, 2004.
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Saturday, June 4

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    http://0-web.ebscohost.com.lib.rivier.edu/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=09a0a2a5-d4f3-4357-b61b-4f0a11b870f2%40sessionmgr113&vid=15&hid=110
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    Geake, J. (2008). Neuromythologies in education. Educational Research, 50(2), 123-133. doi:10.1080/00131880802082518
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    -Christine
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Thursday, June 2

  1. page Learning edited ... Alferink, L. A., & Farmer-Dougan, V. (2010). Brain-(not) Based Education: Dangers of Misun…
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    Alferink, L. A., & Farmer-Dougan, V. (2010). Brain-(not) Based Education: Dangers of Misunderstanding and Misapplication of Neuroscience Research. Exceptionality, 18(1), 42-52. doi:10.1080/09362830903462573
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    -Christine
    Sharp, J. G., Bowker, R., & Byrne, J. (2008). VAK or VAK-uous? Towards the trivialisation of learning and the death of scholarship. Research Papers in Education, 23(3), 293-314. doi:10.1080/02671520701755416
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    Special Education: ED 858
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