Reimagining Special Education: Using Inclusion as a Framework to Build Equity and Support All Students

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As schools reopen their doors and students return to the classroom, what will the “new normal” of special education look like? The pandemic exposed educational inequities and areas of urgent need-and now, schools have a unique opportunity to press pause and reimagine their practices. This book helps K-12 school leaders and educators take the lessons of the COVID-19 era and turn them into action: by closely examining what worked during distance learning, letting go of practices that keep some students struggling, and planning new routines and environments that meet the needs of every learner.

SKU: 9781681254760 - 12 Category: Ages: 6-12 Author: Jenna Mancini Rufo Illustrator: Julie Causton Publisher: BROOKES PUBLISHING CO Page count: 120 Edition: ISBN: 9781681254760 Publish date:

Product overview

A visionary call to action from inclusion experts Jenna Mancini Rufo and Julie Causton, Reimagining Special Education guides readers in creating more equitable schools and services, through practical strategies teachers can use right away and thought-provoking, big-picture questions for administrators to tackle. Readers will explore how inclusive educational practices can address each students’ unique needs as schools reopen and bridge learning gaps for students who struggle. Throughout the book, vignettes and anecdotes spark lightbulb moments for educators and show what recommended practices look like in real classrooms.

Essential reading for administrators, classroom teachers, and other education professionals, this is the forward-thinking guide every school needs to reimagine the possibilities for special education, support authentic inclusion, and help learners with and without disabilities thrive in a changing world.


Re-story students by focusing on their gifts and strengths rather than their deficits
Redesign instruction and assessment to be more flexible and better meet students unique needs
Restructure intervention frameworks to move away from sorting and labelling students and toward a flexible model that provides access to all
Revitalize co-teaching with tools and strategies for serving students with and without disabilities
Realign service delivery through inclusion facilitation and consultative supports
Rethink equity by creating a culture of belonging, dismantling exclusionary programs, and tackling individual and institutional biases