Dr. Jennifer Katz’s book wins the Exceptionality Education International Book Prize Award.
Resource Teachers: A Changing Role in the Three-Block Model of Universal Design for Learning by Dr. Jennifer Katz has received the 2014 Exceptionality Education International Book Prize Award. The award is presented for excellence in publishing in the area of special education.
The nomination committee noted that the book helps resource teachers understand how to support teachers in the inclusive classroom, rather than seeing themselves as educators whose sole responsibility is to teach those students who have been identified with special education needs. This model of support is needed in order to move towards a truly inclusive schooling environment.
Exceptionality Education International (EEI) provides a forum for research and dialogue on topics relevant to the education of people with exceptionalities and how barriers to the full participation of all people in education can be reduced and removed. People with exceptionalities are those from groups who have been traditionally marginalized in education as the result of ability, culture, ethnicity, gender, identity, language, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. (from the EEI journal website)