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Contents include: Editorial Commentary -- Foreword -- Glossary -- 1. Disability: Attitudes, history and discourses -- 2. Policies and systems in special education -- 3. Supporting the learning and social experiences of students with disabilities: What does the research say? -- 4. Linking inclusive policies with effective teaching practices -- 5. Inclusion and Maori ecologies: An educultural approach -- 6. Collaborating with diverse cultures 7. Collaborating with parents/caregivers and Whanau -- 8. Collaborative planning for individual needs -- 9. Collaboration for social inclusion -- 10. Realising the power within: Partnerships with information and communication technology -- 11. An inclusive approach to early intervention -- 12. Students with learning difficulties and reading problems -- 13. Students with intellectual disabilities -- 14. Understanding and responding to students behaviour difficulties -- 15. Students with special abilities -- 16. Learners who are blind and low vision -- 17. Students who are deaf or hearing impaired -- 18. Physical activity, participation and disability -- 19. Students with less obvious needs -- Contributors -- Index.
Deborah Fraser is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Human Development and Counselling at the University of Waikato. Her particular research interests in the area of special needs include collaboration with parents and children with cancer. She has published internationally in the fields of disability and giftedness and is currently joint editor of the Waikato Journal of Education. Roger Moltzen is currently Chair of the Department of Human Development and Counselling and Director of Special Education Programmes at the University of Waikato. His teaching and research interests are inclusive education, intelligence, creativity and the development of talent. In 2001 he chaired the Ministerial Working Party on Gifted Education in New Zealand. Roger is joint editor of APEX: The New Zealand Journal of Gifted Education. Ken Ryba is an Associate Professor in the College of Education at Massey University, Albany Campus. Ken has just had a book published on ICT for adults with Down syndrome published by the Down Syndrome Educational Trust. His other research interests include graduate training in educational psychology, cognitive assessment, functional analysis of behaviour, mental imagery training, online learning and special education policies and systems.