Readings in the
Wood Text - Overview of Special Ed
Wood, J. W. (1998).Adapting Instruction to accommodate students in
inclusive settings (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle Rriver, NJ: Merrill. ISBN 0-13-532110-7
To complete these assignment successfully, you should:
- Study the two chapters carefully
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- Send each assignment at the conclusion of the readings.
The Wood text contains crucial material that facilitates understanding
so many facets of working successfully with students. It does an excellent
job of paying attention to child development, the blending of student
and teacher needs. Wood is also very clear about the importance of content,
believes in teaching youth to be successful and to learn rigorous, organized
use of individual gifts.
At the same time, the material is geared toward inclusion, but a broadly
defined inclusion, balancing the needs of the student who needs services
with all students in the process of gaining an education. Wood sees inclusion
as a continuum of services, encompassing utilization of numerous methods
that allow every student in every class, regardless of learning style,
intellectual gifts or placement decisions, to succeed. It sees inclusion
as a continuum that can support education and suggests ways to value every
Please plan to peruse each chapter and to spend
adequate time studying the presentations to move beyond a cursory understanding.
When possible, try implementing some of the ideas in your current teaching
assignment or practicuum experience.
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