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Chapter 1:  Why Inclusion?
                     What Is Inclusion? 
                     How Do We Manage the Move toward Inclusion?
                     References                                                                                          By Ochan Kusuma-Powell & William Powell           

Chapter 2:  A Tale Out of School 
                     References                                                                                         By William Powell                     

Chapter 3:  Special Needs and Small Schools
                     The American International School of Johannesburg - A Case Study
                     Planning for Success
                     Conclusion                                                                                         By Maureen Gale                      

 Chapter 4:  Good Teaching: The Foundation for the Inclusive Classroom
                      Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms
                      The Four Major Dimensions of Inclusive Classrooms
                      Active Learning
                      Relevance & Connectedness
                      Curriculum: Personal & Prescribed
                      Dynamical Assessment
                      Features of An Inclusive Classroom
                      Other Positive Outcomes
                      One Final Word
                      References                                                                                     By Ochan Kusuma-Powell & William Powell & Jacqueline Philips

 Chapter 5:  Collaboration 
                      The Seven Norms of Collaborative Work
                      References                                                                                    By William Powell

Chapter 6:  Who Are These Children? 
                     Exceptional Children in Our Schools
                     Who  Are "Gifted "and "Highly Capable" Students?
                     Who Are Learning Disabled Children?
                     Who Are ESL Students?
                     References                                                                                   By Nancy Robinson, Barbara Keogh and Ochan Kusuma-Powell                                                        

Chapter 7:  Teaching Exceptional Children                                                                    
                          A. Developing Inclusive Classrooms: Critical Dimensions   
                                i.    Positive Classroom Climate/Environment for Learning        
                               ii.    Student-Specific Knowledge
                              iii.    Critical Thinking and Questioning Patterns
                              iv.    Relevance and Academic Rigor of Content
                          B. Strategies for Teaching Exceptional Children 
                                i.    Highly Capable  
                               ii.   Learning Disabilities 
                                          Working with ADHD Children
                                          To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled
                              iii.   English as a Second Language  
                           References                                                                           By Ochan Kusuma-Powell & William Powell with contribution                                                                                                                            from Nancy Robinson, and Barbara Keogh  

Chapter 8:  Assessing Students for Successful Inclusion
                            Setting Criteria for Inclusion and Conclusion
                            References                                                                          By Elisabeth Wiig 

Chapter 9:  Policies and Procedures: The Foundations of Program
                                                                                                                           By Areta Williams and William Powell

Chapter 10:  Recruiting Educators for An Inclusive School 
                            Sample Interview Questions -  Sample Interview Scenarios
                                                                                                                          By William Powell

Chapter 11:  Professional Development and Reflective Practice
                           Professional Development for Implementing and Maintaining An Inclusive Program
                           Some Practical Suggestions for a Framework for Professional Development that Supports Inclusive Teaching
                           Conclusion and References
                                                                                                                          By William Powell

Chapter 12:  A Final Word
                                                                                                                         By Ochan Kusuma-Powell & William Powell


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