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Inclusion The Dynamic Of School Development

Author : Skidmore, David
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Inclusion has been adopted as a policy goal in many countries. It is one of the buzzwords in education and a topic of much theoretical debate, often without allowing for real life in today's schools. Bridging the gap between theoretical discussions and the real attitudes and experiences of teachers, this book: Features case studies of inclusion initiatives in English secondary schools Illustrates the complex nature of the school development process Describes teachers' attitudes towards inclusion Challenges the idea that there needs to be consensus among school staff for inclusion to work. Inclusion: The Dynamic of School Development also examines the dominant influence of the discourse of deviance on the history of education policy in the West during the twentieth century. The book concludes by articulating an alternative vision of the relationship between education and society for education policy, pedagogy and the curriculum.

Inclusion Developing An Effective Whole School Approach

Author : Ekins, Alison
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This book examines and offers solutions to the challenges faced by schools in ensuring that all students are enjoying, participating and achieving in education.

Deconstructing Special Education and Constructing Inclusion

Author : Gary Thomas
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Reviews of the first edition: "... full of sparkling analysis ... an absorbing account of how and why the practice of special education has failed to live up to expectations ... a tour de force ... A challenging, badly needed book likely to be read for many years to come." Dr Caroline Roaf, British Journal of Educational Studies "... a sophisticated, multidisciplinary critique of special education that leaves virtually no intellectual stone unturned. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the role and significance of inclusive pedagogy in the new struggle for an inclusive society." Professor Tom Skrtic, University of Kansas, USA "While this is a weighty book, there is real clarity about the key ideas and no doubting their importance ... its challenges to our thinking make it essential reading." Dr Melanie Nind in Times Educational Supplement "... a striking ... thought-provoking yet lyrical account which is both uncompromising in its stance and refreshing in its intellectually sophisticated critique." Professor Phil Garner in British Journal of Special Education In the second edition of this best-selling text, the authors critically examine the intellectual foundations of special education and consider the consequences of their influence for professional and popular thinking about learning difficulties. In light of this critique, they suggest that much of the knowledge about special education is misconceived, and proceed to provide a powerful rationale for inclusion derived from ideas about social justice and human rights. Revised and updated throughout, the book contains new material on social capital, communities of practice and a 'psychology of difference', as well as a new chapter on 'Inclusive education for the twenty-first century'. Deconstructing Special Education and Constructing Inclusion is essential reading for teachers, head teachers, educational psychologists and policy makers.

Psychology for Inclusive Education

Author : Ruth Kershner
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What can psychology offer inclusive education? Traditionally, special education has looked to psychology for many of its theoretical resources and practical strategies. While those seeking to promote more inclusive education have tended to see psychology and psychologists as part of the problem by providing a rationale for segregation. However, in practice many psychologists today are developing inclusive ways of working, and are paying attention to psychological theories that underpin inclusive education. Psychology for Inclusive Education reframes the contribution of psychology in terms of its relevance to inclusion and will show how psychological theories of learning and human development are compatible with inclusive education. Part 1 explores psychological theories relevant to understanding inclusive education and Part 2 looks at how psychology can contribute to promoting more inclusive education in practice. Chapters cover: how psychologists can collaborate with teachers for inclusive solutions Vygotsky's theories of learning and their significance for inclusion the challenge of developing pedagogies for inclusion sociocultural understandings of learning in inclusive classrooms the role of emotion in learning and inclusion cooperative learning and inclusion the challenges and tensions of inclusion and high standards for schools the practice of dynamic assessment as an inclusive alternative to IQ social justice and inclusive psychology Bringing together a highly distinguished list of international contributors from the UK, USA and South Africa and including practising educational psychologists, this book will link theory to practice in schools and classrooms. International in focus and at the very cutting edge of the field, this is essential reading for all those interested in the development of inclusive education.

Improving Schools Developing Inclusion

Author : Mel Ainscow
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While many books explore the possibilities for developing inclusive practices in schools, and ‘inclusion’ is widely regarded as a desirable goal, much of the literature on the subject has been narrowly concerned with the inclusion of pupils with special educational needs. This book however, takes the view that marginalisation, exclusion and underachievement take many forms and affect many different kinds of child. As such, a definition of inclusion should also touch upon issues of equity, participation, community, entitlement, compassion, respect for diversity and sustainability. Here the highly regarded authors focus on: barriers to participation and learning experienced by pupils the practices that can overcome these barriers the extent to which such practices facilitate improved learning outcomes how such practices can be encouraged and sustained within schools and LEAs. The book is part of the Improving Learning series, published in partnership with the Teaching and Learning Research Project.

Behavioural Emotional and Social Difficulties

Author : Janet Kay
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This guide equips early years practitioners with a wide range of strategies for helping young children with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. This book will prove invaluable reading for everyone involved in early years care and education.

Inclusion and Diversity in Education Inclusive pedagogy in curricula and classrooms

Author : Peter Hick
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This 4-volume set brings together seminal articles and key writings on the theme of inclusion and diversity in education. The collection takes disability and special educational need as a starting point from which to develop a broader focus on a range of themes relating to learners who may be marginalised from educational opportunities. This includes for example members of minority ethnic communities, students excluded from schools or who are 'looked after' in public care, and other dimensions of exclusion arising from social class, gender or sexuality. The starting point for understanding inclusive education lies in social justice perspectives, and this forms the basis for the first volume. Volumes two and three focus on research aimed at developing more inclusive practices both at the levels of schools and school systems, and at the levels of inclusive pedagogy, enacted in the classroom and through the curriculum. Volume four reflects the range of voices in research on inclusive education, drawing on traditionally marginalised voices and those of learners in particular. Three cross-cutting themes are represented across all four volumes: a chronological approach, showing how key concepts and perspectives have developed in each area of the literature; identified groups of learners; developing more nuanced readings of how processes of exclusion and inclusion intersect dimensions such as disability, class and race; and, contexts for learning - such as urban education and global or comparative perspectives

Leading Dynamic Schools

Author : Sharon F. Rallis
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Helps educational leaders create a dialogue that represents all stakeholders, define relevant policies that are ethically sound, and integrate legally mandated policies with schoolwide resolutions.

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
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Disability the Politics of Education

Author : Susan Lynn Gabel
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Disability and the Politics of Education: An International Reader is a rich resource that deals comprehensively with the many aspects of the complex topic of disability studies in education. For nearly two decades, global attention has been given to education as a human right through global initiatives such as Education for All (EFA) and the Salamanca Statement. Yet according to UNESCO, reaching the goals of EFA remains one of the most daunting challenges facing the global community. Today, millions of the world's disabled children cannot obtain a basic childhood education, particularly in countries with limited resources. Even in the wealthiest countries, many disabled children and youth are educationally segregated from the nondisabled, particularly if they are labeled with significant cognitive impairment. International agencies such as the United Nations and the World Bank have generated funds for educational development but, unfortunately, these funds are administered with the assumption that «west is best», thereby urging developing countries to mimic educational policies in the United States and the United Kingdom in order to prove their aid-worthiness. This «McDonaldization» of education reproduces the labeling, resource allocation, and social dynamics long criticized in disability studies. The authors in this volume explore these subjects and other complexities of disability and the politics of education. In doing so, they demonstrate the importance and usefulness of international perspectives and comparative approaches.

Inclusion and Diversity in Education Developing inclusive schools and school systems

Author : Peter Hick
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This 4-volume set brings together seminal articles and key writings on the theme of inclusion and diversity in education. The collection takes disability and special educational need as a starting point from which to develop a broader focus on a range of themes relating to learners who may be marginalised from educational opportunities. This includes for example members of minority ethnic communities, students excluded from schools or who are 'looked after' in public care, and other dimensions of exclusion arising from social class, gender or sexuality. The starting point for understanding inclusive education lies in social justice perspectives, and this forms the basis for the first volume. Volumes two and three focus on research aimed at developing more inclusive practices both at the levels of schools and school systems, and at the levels of inclusive pedagogy, enacted in the classroom and through the curriculum. Volume four reflects the range of voices in research on inclusive education, drawing on traditionally marginalised voices and those of learners in particular. Three cross-cutting themes are represented across all four volumes: a chronological approach, showing how key concepts and perspectives have developed in each area of the literature; identified groups of learners; developing more nuanced readings of how processes of exclusion and inclusion intersect dimensions such as disability, class and race; and, contexts for learning - such as urban education and global or comparative perspectives

Inclusive Early Childhood Education

Author : Suzanne Winter
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Uses an interdisciplinary approach to examine how to work with young disabled children within a typical preschool and day care setting and offers collaboration and communication techniques for creating classrooms where all children can learn.

Inclusion Works

Author : Faye Ong
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Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children

Author : Victor Paul Dauer
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SUMMARY: Covers review and history of physical education; reasons why physical activity is important for children's growth and development; principles for effective teaching of motor skills based on biomechanics and dvelopment; curriculum development; graded physical skills; stunts and tumbling; sports and track and field athletics training.

Inclusion

Author : Martha J. Coutinho
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This text deals with issues that affect all education majors. Each chapter is written by an expert in his/her specific field of inclusion or special education. The range and coverage of the text is very broad, including issues such as funding, assessment and reasons behind inclusion. There are specific mainstreaming strategies for moderately to severely disabled students of all ages.

Building a Creative School

Author : Pat Cochrane
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This volume explores the practical steps schools can take to grow creatively in their own way and in their own time. It examines organisation, leadership, approaches to teaching and learning, curriculum design, assessment for learning, professional development and partnerships and is rooted in both theory and practice.

Annual Meeting Program American Educational Research Association

Author : American Educational Research Association
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Handbook for Successful Inclusion

Author : Carol A. Kochhar-Bryant
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This easy-to-use book will help regular and special education teachers understand and implement inclusion. it provides succinct, illustrative case studies and contains practical strategies for successful inclusion at the classroom and school level. With plenty of techniques for overcoming barriers and examples of specific practices that work, this handbook will effectively instruct your teachers in the basics of inclusion.

Inclusion in Secondary Schools

Author : Daniel D. Sage
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A collection of real life experiences of inclusion in the secondary school.

Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children

Author : Robert P. Pangrazi
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This text covers everything from games and activities suitable for every developmental level to teaching strategies and guidelines for every classroom situation. --from publisher description