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Inclusive Education

Author : Tim Loreman
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A practical guide to working with primary and secondary students who need extra attention because of disabilities or giftedness. It outlines the principles behind diversity and inclusive policies, and discuss the range of different needs teachers

Inclusive Education

Author : Lissa A. Power-deFur
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A comprehensive look at inclusion, this book provides success stories by administrators and teachers who have found that inclusion is the be st way to meet the least restrictive environment needs of their studen ts. Complete with checklists, in-service materials, and pre- and post- evaluation methods, this detailed guide will help you meet student nee ds in a way that complements the educational, fiscal, and legal outloo ks--as well as the attitudes--of your school division.

Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Practices

Author : Fabio Dovigo
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"Today, school is becoming a rapidly changing learning environment. Thinking about students as a homogeneous population is no longer allowed, as diversity – in terms of culture, language, gender, family organisation, learning styles and so on – has emerged as a key challenge for education today.The debate on Special Educational Needs largely reflects this challenge, as working in school implies careful reconsideration of what we mean by “normal” and “special”. Current educational intervention is generally based on a deficit and “within-child” model of facing SEN, whereas very little attention is given to the role of learning environments. The focus is on the child more than on the whole class, and on cognition and technical provisions more than on affective, sociocultural and community dimensions of learning. Conversely, regarding students and their needs as “hidden voices” allows us to adopt a transformative approach which sees diversity as a stimulus for the development of educational practices that might benefit all children and help school to become an inclusive and “moving” organisation.The aim of the book is twofold: on the one hand, it offers a systematic overview of the inclusive education state-of-the-art in six countries (Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden, UK, and USA) based on the contributions by well-known scholars such as Christy Ashby, Barbara Brokamp, Fabio Dovigo, Kari Nes, Mara Westling Allodi, Tony Booth, and Beth Ferri; on the other hand, the book analyses five cases of good practices of inclusion related to different subjects and school levels."

Supporting Diverse Students in Asian Inclusive Classrooms

Author : Ming-Tak Hue
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This edited book is uniquely set in the context of Chinese societies. It deals with the issues of inclusive education in a Chinese context and examines inclusion from the experience of Hong Kong schools. Like other countries, in Hong Kong, inclusive education has been promoted through Integrated Education (IE) and the Whole-School Approach (WSA). Recently, the government has introduced the induction of Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) in each Hong Kong school to help diverse students, especially students with special educational needs (SEN) and to develop inclusive teaching and learning practices. This book is one of the first to examine the influence of contextual and Chinese cultural factors in the field of inclusive education, in regard to how schools support students with diverse learning needs and SEN. It also offers an account of context-specific measures towards promoting inclusive education. This book will help scholars and school practitioners in Asia in particular and in the West, in general, develop a comprehensive understanding of context-specific inclusive practices in education for students with diverse learning needs.

Inclusive Education for Autistic Children

Author : Rebecca Wood
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This book presents original, empirical research that reframes how educators should consider autism and educational inclusion. Rebecca Wood carefully unpicks common misapprehensions about autism and how autistic children learn, and reconsiders what inclusion can and should mean for autistic learners in school settings. Drawing on research and interwoven with comments from autistic child and adult contributors throughout, the book argues that inclusion will only work if the ways in which autistic children think, learn, communicate and exhibit their understanding are valued and supported. Such an approach will benefit both the learner and the whole classroom. Considering topics such as the sensory environment, support, learning and cognition, school curriculums, communication and socialisation, this much needed book offers ideas and insight that reflect the practical side of day-to-day teaching and learning, and shows how thinking differently about autism and inclusion will equip teachers to effectively improve teaching conditions for the whole school.

Inclusive Education in China

Author : Wangqian Fu
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By adopting a comparative approach, this book investigates the philosophy, policy, practices, and challenges of inclusive education in the Chinese contexts, recognizing influences of Chinese culture, such as Confucianism, collectivism, and familism. In the 1980s, the Chinese government promoted a policy named “Learning in Regular Classroom” to ensure educational rights for children with disabilities, which subsequently turned into an inclusive education program in the western sense. Starting from this point, the policy and practice of inclusive education have developed tremendously. To facilitate reflection and future development, this is the latest and most comprehensive attempt at understanding the status quo of inclusive education in China from a variety of perspectives: from early childhood to higher education, from family to schools and communities, from peers to teachers and parents. It also analyzed the unique Chinese philosophy of inclusive education, adding to current debates with a Chinese lens. This book will appeal to academics, students, and practitioners in disciplines such as education, early childhood studies, sociology, social work, social policy, disability studies, and youth studies.

Rethinking Inclusive Education The Philosophers of Difference in Practice

Author : Julie Allan
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With Warnock, the so-called ‘architect’ of inclusion now pronouncing this her ‘big mistake’ and calling for a return to special schooling, inclusion appears to be under threat as never before. This book takes key ideas of the philosophers of difference – Deleuze, Foucault and Derrida – and puts them to work on inclusion. The book offers new challenges for those involved with education to invent new ways of tackling the ‘problem’ of inclusion.

Inclusive Education

Author : Zeta Brown
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Inclusive education is complex, multi-faceted and ever-changing and to date there has been no fixed definition of what is meant by the term ‘inclusion’, leading to confusion about what inclusive education actually means in practice. This key text introduces readers to the underlying knowledge and wider complexities of inclusion and explores how this can relate to practice. Considering inclusion as referring to all learners, it surveys the concept of inclusive practice in its broadest sense and examines its implementation in a variety of educational institutions. Throughout the book, international contributors consider this broader concept to critically evaluate the realities of practically implementing inclusive objectives. Each chapter assesses key theories and concepts alongside a range of examples to encourage students to think critically and reappraise their own experience as learners. Key topics covered include: • studying the definition of inclusion • the relevance of pedagogy in inclusive practice • how to lead and manage for inclusion • the issue of inclusion in early years, primary, secondary and post-16 settings • inclusive practice for families • international perspectives on inclusive practice. Fully illustrated with tasks, case studies, discussion questions and recommended reading, Inclusive Education is essential reading for second and third year students looking to extend their research and writing, and to develop their critical and reflective thinking.

Inclusive Education for Children with Special Needs

Author : Neena Dash
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Inclusive Education Is A Worldwide Movement Aiming To Create One Education System That Values All Children To Devise A Classroom That Welcomes All Children Irrespective Of Disability, Community Background, Sexuality, Ethnic Background Etc. The Current Conceptualization Of Children With Special Needs Has Replaced The Negative Labels Of The Past Which Called Disabled Children As Lame, Crippled, Less Fortunate Or Mentally Retarded. The Modern Concept Consider Such Children As Unique Whose Uniqueness May Be Noticed In One Or The Other Dimensions Vision, Hearing, Communication, Adaptive Behaviour, Etc. Researches Are Being Conducted Across The World So That Inclusive Education Can Be Made More Adequate And Thereby Prove More Useful.The Present Book Is A Complete Treatise On Inclusive Education With Particular Emphasis On Children With Special Needs. It Seeks To Find Out How Information/Findings From Researches On Inclusion Can Be Employed To Influence Inclusive Practices In Classrooms In A Positive Way. It Provides Useful Tips And Strategies To Those Who Need To Know As To Why, Whom And How To Include Children With Special Needs In Regular Classroom Activities. The Facts And Findings Stated In This Book In The Form Of Tables, Pictures, Boxes And Small But Separate Sections Will Prove Comprehensible Inputs For School Reforms And Reorganizations To Achieve Full Inclusion. A Detailed Bibliography Has Been Included In The Book To Enable The Inquisitive Readers To Pursue The Subject Further. The Students And Research Scholars Of Education Will Find This Book Highly Useful. In Addition, The Planners, Administrators, Functionaries Of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan And Social Workers Will Consider It Extremely Informative.

Artificial Intelligence and Inclusive Education

Author : Jeremy Knox
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This book brings together the fields of artificial intelligence (often known as A.I.) and inclusive education in order to speculate on the future of teaching and learning in increasingly diverse social, cultural, emotional, and linguistic educational contexts. This book addresses a pressing need to understand how future educational practices can promote equity and equality, while at the same time adopting A.I. systems that are oriented towards automation, standardisation and efficiency. The contributions in this edited volume appeal to scholars and students with an interest in forming a critical understanding of the development of A.I. for education, as well as an interest in how the processes of inclusive education might be shaped by future technologies. Grounded in theoretical engagement, establishing key challenges for future practice, and outlining the latest research, this book offers a comprehensive overview of the complex issues arising from the convergence of A.I. technologies and the necessity of developing inclusive teaching and learning. To date, there has been little in the way of direct association between research and practice in these domains: A.I. has been a predominantly technical field of research and development, and while intelligent computer systems and ‘smart’ software are being increasingly applied in many areas of industry, economics, social life, and education itself, a specific engagement with the agenda of inclusion appears lacking. Although such technology offers exciting possibilities for education, including software that is designed to ‘personalise’ learning or adapt to learner behaviours, these developments are accompanied by growing concerns about the in-built biases involved in machine learning techniques driven by ‘big data’.