• Summary
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  • Subject index

The SAGE Handbook of Special Education brings together the most up to date knowledge of this area and will serve as the major source book of authoritative information and ideas about current and future directions for special education. It aims to examine the intricate relations between theory, research, and practice, and places a particular emphasis on international policies such as Education for All, and inclusive education as a strategy for achieving it. This comprehensive, research-based work, assembles scholarship on an international level, and covers topics that transcend national boundaries.

Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education
Teaching and learning in secondary education

This chapter examines effective practices in secondary education that prepare students with special educational needs to successfully make the transition into adult life. We begin with an analysis of the expected outcomes of secondary schooling and current trends in the education of these students. The chapter then addresses empirically validated instructional, curriculum, and transition planning practices that enhance access to further education, employment, and community living. We conclude with a summary of future directions in the education of students with special educational needs at the secondary level.

Expected Outcomes of Secondary Education

For most of the twentieth century, human service programs for people with disabilities were concerned with minimizing risk while protecting and caring for the individual ...

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