Handmade Teaching Materials for Students With Disabilities

Handmade Teaching Materials for Students With Disabilities

Shigeru Ikuta (Otsuma Women's University, Japan)
Release Date: August, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 396
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6240-5
ISBN13: 9781522562405|ISBN10: 1522562400|EISBN13: 9781522562412|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781522588108
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This title is an IGI Global Core Reference for 2019 as it is one of the best-selling reference books of 2018 within the Education subject area, providing real-world applications and emerging research in creating inclusive educational environments through the use of assistive technologies, instructional practice, and teaching materials. Contributed by leading educators and researchers from the U.S. and Japan, this reference book is ideal for school teachers, pre-service teachers, academicians, researchers, and parents.

Handmade Teaching Materials for Students With Disabilities provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of materials and technology made to help teachers in providing content and aid for students with disabilities and their applications within education. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as assistive technologies, instructional practice, and teaching materials, this book is ideally designed for school teachers, pre-service teachers, academicians, researchers, and parents seeking current research on advancements in materials provided for teachers of disabled students.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Assistive Technologies
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Digital Communication
  • Instructional Practice
  • Soft-Skill Development
  • Student Engagement
  • Teaching Materials
  • Visual Cognition
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This book is recommended for practitioners and teachers who are aware of the need to educate themselves to meet the demands of a society in which ‘change’ is the most stable word. To summarize, this volume constitutes an invitation to explore and pay further attention to the upcoming challenges in diversity, as well as to muster the needed support within educational authorities to bring substantial benefits to students with disabilities.

– Dr. Elena Gómez Parra, University of Córdoba, Spain
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Shigeru Ikuta is a Professor at Otsuma Women’s University, Japan. He is an education technologist, teacher educator in Science, and special educator with a focus on student learning and development on the basis of communication aids. He completed his graduate work and earned a doctorate in science at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan. He had been working as a Professor of Computation Chemistry at Tokyo Metropolitan University for twenty-nine years and is honored to be an Emeritus Professor. He moved to University of Tsukuba and has started collaborative works with schoolteachers, affiliated with the University. He has been conducting many school activities in cooperation with the schoolteachers all over the world for more than ten years using original handmade teaching materials with dot codes, e-books with Media Overlays, and Augmented Reality in supporting the students’ learning both at the special needs and general schools.
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