The second edition of The SAGE Handbook of Special Education provides a comprehensive overview of special education, offering a wide range of views on key issues from all over the world. The contributors bring together up-to-date theory, research and innovations in practice, with an emphasis on future directions for the role of special education in a global context of inclusion. This brand new edition features: • New chapters on families, interagency collaboration and issues of lifelong learning • The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities • Policy reform proposals • Equity and social justice in education • The impact of new thinking on assessment • Issues and developments in classification • The preparation and qualifications that teachers need The Handbook’s breadth, clarity and academic rigour will make it essential reading for researchers and postgraduate students, and also for practitioners, teachers, school managers and administrators.
Chapter 36: Teaching and Learning in the Early Years
Teaching and Learning in the Early Years
Access to early care and education for young children, birth through age 5 years, has become a universal issue for families in today’s world. The importance of these early years is well supported by research on the development of the brain (Olson, 2012; Shonkoff et al., 2011; Shonkoff ...