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Special Education in Contemporary Society: An Introduction to Exceptionality

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  108 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Providing teachers with a firsthand look into the lives of children with exceptionalities, as well as their families and educators, this fully updated Fourth Edition of Richard Gargiulo's acclaimed text provides a highly readable, research-based introduction to the field. Blending theory with practice, the book helps pre-service and in-service teachers develop the knowledg ...more
Paperback, 694 pages
Published February 3rd 2011 by Sage Publications (CA) (first published March 29th 2002)
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Kate
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4/5stars

*dabs* I cant believe I actually read this textbook all the way through

this textbook but also this class (Special Education) was a JOY. I ADORED taking this this semester and it's definitely been one of my favorite classes I've taken. Highly recommend taking an intro to special ed if you can cause it's a joy!
Alyssa
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
This was an assigned text.
Jessica Wilson
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very informative and clear descriptions of LDs.
Dani
Jan 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a textbook, so naturally the writing can seem dry. I enjoyed this book, however, and found it highly informative and incredibly useful. I feel it was most applicable for elementary education, and while it touched on higher grades and adult life, the focus remained on elementary education.

The book calls itself "An Introduction to Exceptionality" and does indeed provide a solid introduction. It looks at people and their abilities, disabilities, strengths, and needs. It talks about students
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Anne Hendricks
Dec 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An excellent textbook on the subject of special education in the classroom.
Christy
Mar 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
An excellent primer for the Praxis II 0543 exam! Very thorough and very well organized.
Alana
Jun 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
While this was a very thorough book, the lack of focus on secondary education was disappointing. I felt an elementary teacher can garner more from this book than a secondary teacher.
jacky
Aug 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Pretty good as far as textbooks are concerned. The first section is very dry, but the chapters on the actual categories of disabilities are interesting and useful.
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May 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Interesting and reader friendly (for a textbook anyway).
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