Part 1: Issues in Learning and Teaching 1. A lifespan perspective on learning in the context of Quality of Life Emeritus Professor Roy Brown, University of Calgary 2. Cognitive strengths and weaknesses for informing educational practice Dr Donna Couzens, University of Queensland, Associate Professor Monica Cuskelly, University of Queensland 3. Mastery motivation in children with Down syndrome: Promoting and sustaining interest in learning Dr Linda Gilmore, University of Queensland, Associate Professor Monica Cuskelly, University of Queensland 4 Enhancing learning for children with Down syndrome Associate Professor Kathleen Feeley, Long Island University Part 2: Learning Mathematics 5. Mathematics profile of the learner with Down syndrome Dr Rhonda Faragher, Australian Catholic University, Associate Professor Barbara Clarke, Monash University 6. Developing early number concepts for children with Down syndrome Associate Professor Barbara Clarke, Monash University, Dr Rhonda Faragher, Australian Catholic University 7. Research on number knowledge of children with Down syndrome: Experiences from Indonesia Rumi Ati, PPPPTK Matematika 8. Learning mathematics in the secondary school: Possibilities for students with Down syndrome Dr Rhonda Faragher, Australian Catholic University Part 3: Literacy Development 9. Developing the reading skills of children with Down syndrome Dr Kelly Burgoyne, University of Portsmouth, Dr Becky Baxter, University of Portsmouth, Emeritus Professor Sue Buckley, OBE, University of Portsmouth 10. Challenging literate invisibility: Continuing literacy education for young aduls and adults with Down syndrome Associate Professor Karen Moni, University of Queensland, Dr Anne Jobling, University of Queensland 11. Down syndrome: A story from a developing county Rumi Ati, PPPPTK Matematika 12. Where we are, where we would like to be and (perhaps) how we get there Dr Rhonda Faragher, Associate Professor Barbara Clarke
Dr Rhonda Faragher is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education at Australian Catholic University. Dr Barbara Clarke is an Associate Professor at Monash University, Victoria, Australia.
"I was very much impressed by Educating Learners with Down Syndrome. In Russia, we have great demand from school teachers to provide them with innovative pedagogical tools for children with learning difficulties and I'm pleased to say this book has aroused a great interest." - Natalia Rigina, Downside Up "Educating Learners with Down Syndrome is a strong addition to the growing canon of books designed to assist teachers and school staff on how best to cater to students with Down syndrome. For parents, the book is an excellent primer on the educational needs of their children, as well as a tool to direct their child's teachers to." - James Wright, Voice "Faragher and Clarke have brought together a diverse array of chapters that provide cutting edge information. [...] The emphasis on the core academic content areas of math and literacy in this volume is critically needed as educators, families, and other practitioners increasingly need strategies to teach core content in inclusive settings. [...] This volume sets the stage for ongoing research and practice." - Karrie A. Shogren, PsycCRITIQUES