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Peer Buddy Programs for Successful Secondary School Inclusion free pdf When secondary schools are committed to inclusion, everybody wins - schools make progress toward IDEA and NCLB requirements, and students with and without disabilities enjoy higher academic achievement and new friendships. A good peer buddy program can play an invaluable role in making inclusion happen, and this guidebook shows educators exactly why and how.Carolyn Hughes and Erik Carter, highly respected experts well-known for their work with peer buddy programs, give schools all the step-by-step guidance they need to get a program started and keep it going. Educators will discover how to: establish a peer buddy program and spark student interest- clarify the roles and responsibilities of everyone involved - teachers, counselors, administrators, parents, and students- create successful peer-buddy matches using students' strengths, needs, and common interests- develop smooth procedures for day-to-day program implementation- and, guide peer buddies in providing appropriate, effective academic support.

About Carolyn Hughes

Erik W. Carter, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Special Education, University of Wisconsina Madison, 432 East Campus Mall, Madison, Wisconsin 53706Dr. Cartera s research, teaching, and writing focus on effective strategies for including youth and young adults with disabilities meaningfully in schools and communities. He is the author of "Including People with Disabilities in Faith Communities: A Guide for Service Providers, Families, and Congregations" (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 2007) and co-author of "Peer Buddy Programs for Successful Secondary School Inclusion" (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 2008) and "The Transition Handbook: Strategies High School Teachers Use That Work!" (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 2000). Prior to receiving his doctorate from Vanderbilt University, he was a high school transition teacher in San Antonio, Texas. Carolyn Hughes, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and Project Director of the federally funded Metropolitan Nashville Peer Buddy Program. In 1990, she received her doctoral degree in special education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, specializing in the areas of secondary transition and employment and self-management strategies. At Vanderbilt University, Dr. Hughes teaches courses in behavior management and the transition from school to adult life and manages several federally funded research and personnel preparation grants. She conducts research and publishes widely in the areas of self-instruction and self-determination, supporting the transition from school to adult life, and social interaction and social inclusion of high school students. Dr. Hughes is a coauthor of "Teaching Self-Determination to Students with Disabilities: Basic Skills for Successful Transition" (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 1998) and is on the editorial board of the American Journal on Mental Retardation, Education and Training in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, Journal of The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, Journal of Behavioral Education, and Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions. In addition, Dr. Hughes taught general and special education classes in public schools in Montana for 10 years."

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Author : Carolyn Hughes
Publisher : Brookes Publishing Co
Data Published : 15 July 2008
ISBN : 1557669805
EAN : 9781557669803
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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