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Taking on a Learning Disability: At the Crossroads of Special Education and Adolescent Literacy Learning


reviewed by Cynthia L. Wilson June 21, 2013

coverTitle: Taking on a Learning Disability: At the Crossroads of Special Education and Adolescent Literacy Learning
Author(s): Erin McCloskey (ed.)
Publisher: Information Age Publishing, Charlotte
ISBN: 1617357863, Pages: 178, Year: 2012
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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 21, 2013
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 17161, Date Accessed: 10/30/2014 10:26:21 AM

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  • Cynthia Wilson
    Florida Atlantic University
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    CYNTHIA L. WILSON is currently a professor of Exceptional Student Education at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). She received her doctorate in special education from Florida State University. Her research and instructional focus emphasizes the preparation of educators to implement research-based, effective practices to improve educational opportunities for students with disabilities and students at-risk for academic failure. She is the co-author of the book: Leadership from the Ground Up: Effective Schooling in Traditionally Low Performing Schools. Her publication record includes book chapters, refereed journal articles, on-line study guides, interactive companion websites, and an on-line chronicle of the history of special education that accompanies eight of the most widely used special education textbooks. Her current research project includes a study of the academic success of African American middle and high school students with disabilities. Dr. Wilson spent five years as a classroom teacher of students with learning disabilities and students with emotional/behavioral disorders. She has taught in both resource and self-contained special education classrooms.
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