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EDU 7422: Integrated Practices in the Differentiated Classroom


Books in the Main Stacks

Circulating books on the second floor of the library can be borrowed with a Dowling ID. Click the following links for catalog searches on course-related terms.

Differentiated instruction

Diverse Learners

Inclusive education

Mainstreaming in Education- United States

Multicultural education

Research-based instruction

Teachers In Service Training- United States

Team learning approach in education

Remember: Clicking on the subject hyperlinks in a book record can lead you to additional books worth considering.

For help using the catalog and finding library books, check here.

Citing Your Resources

Doing ethical research means citing sources. It is critical to credit writers for their work and their contributions to your research. To not do so is unethical and leads to plagiarism - unintentionally or not. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.

  • Citation of Sources
    This lists citation engines which help you create proper citations as well as providing information on different citation styles.
  • Tips on avoiding plagiarism
  • Turnitin
    Turnitin is a service that faculty and students use to detect and avoid plagiarism in their writing.
  • NoodleBib
    NoodleBib is an online resource that will help you format MLA and APA bibliographies, exporting them directly to your word processing program.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Banks, J. & Banks, C.A. (Eds.). (2004). Handbook of research on multicultural education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Presents lengthy, signed articles arranged in sections on various aspects of the subject. Reference lists are extensive. A name and subject index appear as well. Ref. LC 1099.3 .H35 2004

Byrnes, M. A. (Ed.) Taking sides: Clashing views on controversial issues in special education. Guilford, Conn.: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin. A self-described “debate-style reader designed to introduce students to controversies in education,” this source tackles a range of issues including several apt to this course. See especially the readers on Early Childhood and Secondary Education. Ref. HN 17.5 T35 E383 2002

Contemporary Education Issues, from ABC-Clio publishers, is a series of handbooks found throughout the reference section. Several of them address topics in this course. Click here for a catalog listing.

Grant, C.A. & Ladson-Billings, G. (Eds.). (1997). Dictionary of multicultural education. Phoenix: Oryx Press. Presents nearly 200 one to two page entries, all with reference lists, many of which are lengthy. Features include a list of terms, index, and appendices of contacts and resources. Ref. LC 1099 .D53 1997

Guthrie, J. W. (Ed.). (2003) Encyclopedia of education. New York: Macmillan Reference USA. Contains over 850 entries, accessed either by index or a unique outline of contents feature. Articles are signed and many are lengthy. Extensive bibliographies of print and online sources provide further research assistance. Ref LB15 .E47 2003

Lehman, J. (Ed.) (2000) Gale encyclopedia of multicultural America. Detroit: Gale Group. Essays on approximately 150 culture groups of the U.S., from Acadians to Yupiats, covering their history, acculturation and assimilation, family and community dynamics, language and religion. 3 volumes. Ref. E 184 .A1 G14 2000

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For help using databases, or finding articles, consult these pages.


Here is a partial listing of journals relevant to your subject area:

British Journal of Special Education

CIES Newsletter

Educational Leadership

Exceptional Children

International Journal of Disability, Development, and Education

Intervention in School and Clinic

Journal of Classroom Interaction

Journal of Curriculum Studies

Journal of Special Education

Preventing School Failures

Remedial and Special Education

Teaching Pre K- 8

For details on accessing these journals, use the Journal Locator.

Web Sites

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Council for Exceptional Children/Teacher Support. This page presents links to ERIC digests, mini bibliographies, FAQs, internet resources and discussion groups, and document citations regarding teacher collaboration in special education. Very rich resource—explore the whole site.

CREDE.org (Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence) offers publications and networking opportunities to teachers and administrators. CREDE is “a federally funded research and development program focused on improving the education of students whose ability to reach their potential is challenged by language or cultural barriers, race, geographic location, or poverty.”

Educator’s Guide to Learning and Teaching/Multicultural Education Resources. From Georgia State University, a directory of resources linking to a book list, multicultural calendar, and the Multicultural Pavilion from EdChange.

National Education Association This page relates tips and strategies from teachers of inclusive classes. Searching the site on keywords “inclusion”, “collaboration” or “diversity” generate hundreds of hits.

Precious Children / Diversity in the Classroom from PBS is a program-related page that provides practical, teacher-oriented suggestions on a variety of issues related to classroom diversity, including scenario and solution pieces, and suggested class activities.

Standards for Diverse Learners is an article from the journal Educational Leadership, written by Paula Kluth and Diana Straut. Reads like a concise primer on issues of standards in diverse classrooms. Many references.

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