Birnbaum, Barry W. Books

Barry W. Birnbaum is a professor of Special Education at Northeastern Illinois University. He earned his Ed.D. in Early and Middle Childhood from Nova Southeastern University.

Connecting Special Education and Technology for the 21st Century
1999 0-7734-7991-0


English Language Learners with Disabilities: A Resource Guide for Educators
2008 0-7734-4991-4
A reference tool for educators on an under-researched topic, particularly with regards to laws governing bilingual education for the disabled.

Foundations and Practices in the Use of Distance Education
2002 0-7734-7196-0
This book provides an overview of how distance education has become an important part of post-secondary education. It also traces the history of distance education and reviews its early foundations. The book also provides a study of how distance education has evolved from simple correspondence schools to more sophisticated settings found today on college campuses. A review of the necessary technologies provides the reader with a clear understanding of how it has impacted the direction higher education will take. From a discussion about the development of educational policy to establishing collaborative communities of learners, the book provides an in-depth look at issues that colleges and universities will have to face it they are to remain competitive. This book will prepare institutions of higher education for meeting the needs of students in the 21st century.

Foundations of Special Education Leadership
2006 0-7734-5792-5
This work focuses on the foundations of special education and details the history of the field. The work describes how special education became law and how it has impacted education in today’s academic world. It describes the placement of students, the rights of parents, the writing of the Individual Education Plan (IEP) and the process of learning and how it takes place. This work also describes in detail the laws that govern special education and how these laws impact teachers, parents, administrators, and students who receive services. The book describes the types of services available to students with special needs.

This book describes in detail the laws that regulate special education and how these laws came to be. It provides the reader with an understanding of the influence parents had in the development of these laws and it gives a careful review of what these laws mean to today’s educational leader. This book would be an important starting point for anyone who is unfamiliar with the governance of special education and the implications for running a school.

This work describes and defines educational leadership as it relates to special education. It discusses the characteristics of good leaders in the field while enumerating on school quality. It provides an overview of how special education is governed and how different constituencies are responsible for ensuring that federal law is followed. From the school principal to the director of special education, this book includes the steps that are necessary for quality leadership in the field.

Additionally, the book traces some historical aspects of leadership and relates these aspects to modern educational thought. The theory of effective leadership is covered as are current trends and characteristics that make effective leaders. It also discusses those characteristics that make for effective leadership in special education. The work includes a discussion of how modern educational leaders can be successful when working with a diverse population of students.

Using Assistive Technologies for Instructing Students with Disabilities: A Survey of New Resources
2005 0-7734-6175-2