Your Students, My Students, Our Students: Rethinking Equitable and Inclusive Classrooms, Sep/2019
|Author(s)||Lee Ann Jung, Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, Julie Kroener|
|Year Publish||2019 September|
Your Students, My Students, Our Students explores the hard truths of current special education practice and outlines five essential disruptions to the status quo. Authors Lee Ann Jung, Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, and Julie Kroener show you how to
- Establish a school culture that champions equity and inclusion.
- Rethink the long-standing structure of least restrictive environment and the resulting service delivery.
- Leverage the strengths of all educators to provide appropriate support and challenge.
- Collaborate on the delivery of instruction and intervention.
- Honor the aspirations of each student and plan accordingly.
To realize authentic and equitable inclusion, we must relentlessly and collectively pursue change. This book—written not for "special educators" or "general educators" but for all educators—addresses the challenges, maps out the solutions, and provides tools and inspiration for the work ahead. Real-life examples of empowerment and success illustrate just what's possible when educators commit to the belief that every student belongs to all of us and all students deserve learning experiences that will equip them to live full and rewarding lives
About the Authors:
Lee Ann Jung is the founder of Lead Inclusion, a clinical professor at San Diego State University, and a consultant to schools worldwide. She provides support to schools in the areas of inclusion, standards-based learning and grading, designing individualized goals and interdisciplinary supports, and measuring progress. Before entering higher education, Jung worked in the roles of special education teacher and administrator in Alabama. Although her background is special education, she no longer considers herself a special educator; she is an inclusive educator. Jung has written numerous publications in the areas of inclusion and assessment and is the author of the ASCD book From Goals to Growth: Intervention and Support in Every Classroom. She is a recipient of the Outstanding Paper Award from the American Educational Research Association for her research in classroom assessment.
Nancy Frey is a professor of educational leadership at San Diego State University and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College. Before joining the university faculty, Frey was a special education teacher in the Broward County (Florida) Public Schools, where she taught students at the elementary and middle school levels. She later worked for the Florida Department of Education on a statewide project for supporting students with disabilities in a general education curriculum. Frey is a recipient of the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the Early Career Award from the Literacy Research Association. She has published many articles and books on literacy and instruction, including Better Learning Through Structured Teaching, How to Reach the Hard to Teach and All Learning Is Social and Emotional.
Douglas Fisher is a professor of educational leadership at San Diego State University and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College. He is a member of the California Reading Hall of Fame and is the recipient of a Celebrate Literacy Award from the International Reading Association, the Farmer Award for Excellence in Writing from the National Council of Teachers of English, and a Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Fisher has published numerous articles on improving student achievement, and his books include The Purposeful Classroom, Building Equity, and Intentional and Targeted Teaching.
Julie Kroener is chief of human resources and relations at Health Sciences High & Middle College. Her role includes coordinating all support services for students with and without disabilities. Kroener is a credentialed special educator and administrator in California. She collaborates with a team of general educators, special educators, and parents to ensure that students with disabilities are full members of their school and community.