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Meeting the Needs of Students of ALL Abilities How Leaders Go Beyond Inclusion by Colleen A. Capper, Elise M. Frattura

Meeting the Needs of Students of ALL Abilities How Leaders Go Beyond Inclusion



Meeting the Needs of Students of ALL Abilities How Leaders Go Beyond Inclusion by Colleen A. Capper, Elise M. Frattura

Guarantee high student achievement for all students-without adding separate and alternative programs in your school! Meeting student needs shouldn't mean isolation from peers. This step-by-step handbook offers practical strategies for administrators, teachers, policymakers, and parents who want to shift from costly special learning programs for a few learners to excellent educational services for all students. Readers will find practical strategies for: - transitioning from separate programs to effective services - establishing broad standards as prerequisites for student success - using the law and funding to meet student needs - preparing for the journey of change. The second edition includes the latest research on integrated and socially equitable schools, a greater emphasis on social justice, and a new Equity Audit Questionnaire.


Brings a creative, well-researched perspective to schools that is inclusive in exciting ways. I strongly recommend it for use in graduate courses in educational administration and to administrators who want to put their caring and commitment into effective action. -- Ruth Harper, Professor Offers specific strategies for creating environments where children can work together and learn from each other regardless of their abilities. -- Cathleen J. Chamberlain, Assistant Superintendent This book provides a clear road map for everyone who is interested in changing schools to be responsive to ALL students. School personnel, school boards, and individual educators will be challenged to think courageously about how schools should operate for every student who comes through the classroom door. -- Darin Drill, Executive Director of Secondary Programs A timely and friendly read with useful surveys, self-evaluations, and stories. The book brings together current trends and educational issues, including Response to Intervention, bullying, professional learning communities, the planning and change process, and the school's responsibility in providing for at-risk students. -- Pat Rhodes, Principal

About the Author

Colleen A. Capper is professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has authored or coauthored five books (published or in-press) and refereed journal articles related to educational leadership and equity. Capper has served as a special education teacher, administrator of special programs, and founding director of a nonprofit agency for preschool children and adults with disabilities in the Appalachian region of Kentucky. Capper works with individuals in school districts, nonprofit, and for-profit agencies across the country on ways to integrate social justice, equity, and spirituality into their daily work. Elise Frattura is an assistant professor in the Department of Exceptional Education and Educational Administration and associate dean for the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She teaches courses in administration of student services, organizational leadership, and special education law. Frattura researches and publishes in the area of nondiscrimination law, integrated comprehensive services for all learners, and the theoretical underpinnings of educational segregation. Coauthor of Meeting the Needs of All Learners: How Leaders Go Beyond Inclusion (Corwin Press 2000), Frattura works with school districts across the country to assist in the movement from programs to services for all learners.

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Publication date

1st November 2008


Colleen A. Capper, Elise M. Frattura

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SAGE Publications Inc


192 pages


Inclusive education / mainstreaming



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