"The Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Effective Instruction," Third Edition By Margo A. Mastropieri and Thomas E. Scruggs Recent Praise for "The Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Effective Instruction" ""Quite detailed. Quite practical. Everything is well linked to both research and standards."" "-Joseph E. ""Nolan"," ""Indiana ""University"" of ""Pennsylvania" ""This text is exceptional. The authors have provided numerous practical examples throughout the book that are easy for inexperienced teachers to implement. I believe even teachers with extensive experience would find new ideas in this textbook."" "-Karen B. Clark, ""Indiana ""University"," ""South Bend" As you can see, the real strength of "The Inclusive Classroom" is its emphasis on practical, research-based teaching and learning strategies in an inclusive environment. The third edition focuses on the basic tools general educators need and directly relates content to the academic and professional demands of teachers in inclusive settings. Practical and Effective Teaching and Learning Strategies "In the Classroom" features offer tips, strategies, and resources that address very specific need areas, and can be practically applied to inclusive classroom situations. "Classroom Scenarios" provide context for the specific teaching strategies featured in the text. "Strategy and Lesson Plan Database CD-ROM "packaged with the text provides users with a searchable database of the strategies featured in the text as well as additional lesson plans for the inclusive classroom. The database software also allows users to modify and adapt current strategies and lesson plans or to create new ones. Research and Resources that Support Practice and Professionalism "Research Highlights" explain the research behind certain teaching strategies developed for use with students with special needs, provide resources for further information and explanation, and tie chapter content to the research with reflection questions. "Diversity in the Classroom" features address the fact that classrooms are more diverse not only in respect to students with disabilities, but also with respect to race, religion, and ethnicity. "Professional Standards" (including CEC, INTASC, and PRAXIS) are listed at the end of each chapter where relevant. A complete listing of standards can be found on the Companion Website.