Promoting Collaborative Learning Cultures to Help Teachers Support Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Advancing Inclusive and Special Education in the Asia-Pacific)
There is worldwide interest in the education of learners with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In the past two decades, the visibility of ASD has dramatically increased and, with it, a greater focus on interventions and treatments to enable people with ASD to live fuller, richer lives in their communities. Fifteen years ago, one of my doctoral students conducted a thorough review of the literature pertaining to research-based practices in educating learners with ASD. The results were, frankly, alarming, in that although there were a number of practices that had been adopted, few had much evidence of their impact or efficacy. The text in your hands is evidence of the progress that has been made in developing, describing, and determining research- and evidence-based practices in the education of learners with ASD. These advances have included not only practices to improve social emotional skills, academic skills, and communication skills, but also the recognition that such efforts need to be initiated in a schoolwide manner, in collaboration with families, general educators and related service personnel, incorporating technology and other supports.
Current Status of Education for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Japan and Research Trends
Akihiko Wakamatsu and Misa Wakamatsu
Abstract: This chapter discusses the current status of education for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Japan. Government and administrative support in educational institutions has become a challenge, as there is a great increase in the number of students with ASD in special needs schools and special needs classes. This has caused concern about the professional learning of teachers as to how to cater to the needs of students with ASD. Teachers should be equipped with the knowledge and skills required for individual and collaborative support for students with ASD.
|Fuk-chuen Ho, Cici Sze-ching Lam, Michael Arthur-Kelly
|ISBN-10 : 9811664161
ISBN-13 : 978-9811664168