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Social Inclusion in Schools

Social Inclusion in Schools Author Ben Whitney
ISBN-10 9781135394332
Release 2008-03-25
Pages 128
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This book provides the busy teacher with all the information they need to make social inclusion a reality within schools. By demonstrating how teachers and schools must work together to promote the wider welfare of all children, the book focuses particularly on the welfare of children on the margins of society who need the most protection. It shows how teachers can aim to reduce inequalities and maximise the learning opportunities available for these vulnerable children, whatever their background or social class. The author addresses key issues such as: attendance and achievement exclusion and behaviour safeguarding and child protection children at risk of missing education. By emphasizing the Every Child Matters agenda and the importance of joined-up partnership approaches with other professionals and agencies, this book is essential reading for all practitioners working to support pupils at risk of exclusion.



Strategies to Promote Inclusive Practice

Strategies to Promote Inclusive Practice Author Christina Tilstone
ISBN-10 0415254841
Release 2003
Pages 234
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This book considers current issues in the development of policies to promote inclusive education for pupils with special educational needs. By examining issues from the perspective of individual pupils, schools, and local education authorities, it raises critical commentary on the ways forward for a co-ordinated approach to inclusion. Strategies to Promote Inclusive Practice draws upon the experience and expertise of teachers, policy makers, and researchers, who explore the many factors which need to be addressed in the development of a more inclusive education system. The authors explore the link between theoretical perspectives and the production of policy, as well as the potential for translating this into good classroom practice. They provide examples of approaches which have proved successful in enabling pupils to become better equipped to address the needs of a wide range of pupils. In considering the impact of recent policy, legislation, and research, the authors suggest that several models of inclusion may be necessary in order to become an inclusive education system. This book will be of interest to students, teachers, policy makers, and researchers, who are concerned to advance the debate on inclusion towards a more pragmatic approach to providing for all pupils with special needs. It is a companion text to Promoting Inclusive Practice edited by Christine Tilstone, Lani Florian and Richard Rose (RoutledgeFalmer, 1998), which was the joint winner of the 1999 TES/NASEN Academic Book Award.



Beating Bureaucracy in Special Educational Needs

Beating Bureaucracy in Special Educational Needs Author Jean Gross
ISBN-10 9781317485773
Release 2015-06-05
Pages 250
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Are you overwhelmed by the amount of paperwork that SEN generates in your school? Would you like to spend more time actually improving the quality of teaching and learning for pupils with SEN or disabilities? If so, this is an essential book for you. Fully revised and updated for the 2014 SEN Code of Practice, this new edition contains strategies for reducing the number of individual education plans and review meetings. Beating Bureaucracy in Special Educational Needs will help you to use existing systems for target setting, recording and planning – personalised systems that are used for all children as part of everyday teaching practices. It lists the intervention programmes that really work and showcases the work of four schools that have successfully developed ways of planning provision, working with parents, and supporting staff development. Ready-to-use proforma in the book are also available online, and include a model policy for Ofsted; strategy sheets for all main types of SEN; provision maps and proformas to help you plan, monitor and evaluate your provision Beating Bureaucracy in Special Educational Needs will provide support for school leaders, SENCOs and anyone undertaking the national SENCO award. A practical and engaging guide, this new and updated edition shows how to put responsibility for supporting children with most types of additional need firmly back where it belongs – with class and subject teachers. It will help you – in the words of one SENCO – ‘get your life back’.



Special Teaching for Special Children Pedagogies for Inclusion

Special Teaching for Special Children  Pedagogies for Inclusion Author
ISBN-10 9780335226238
Release 2004-11-01
Pages 238
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This book addresses this question, looking at pupils’ special learning needs including low attainment, learning difficulties, language difficulties, emotional and behavioural problems and sensory needs. Some special needs groups (for example dyslexia) have argued strongly for the need for particular specialist approaches. In contrast, many proponents of inclusion have argued that ‘good teaching is good teaching for all’ and that all children benefit from similar approaches.



Alternatives to Exclusion from School

Alternatives to Exclusion from School Author Pamela Munn
ISBN-10 1853964573
Release 2000-04-28
Pages 178
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Exclusion from school is a major concern for teachers, parents and children, and features in government initiatives to tackle social exclusion. This book takes a broad look at exclusion, mapping the extent of exclusions and showing what factors can lead to children being excluded, whether permanently or informally, from school. The authors focus on various kinds of in-school alternatives to exclusion. They show how schools and teachers can make a difference to young people’s emotional and social development, as well as to their cognitive-intellectual development. For many children with difficulties in their families or communities, school can be a safe and supportive refuge. School is also much more than just the subjects



Supporting Inclusive Education

Supporting Inclusive Education Author Jenny Corbett
ISBN-10 9781134539383
Release 2002-11-01
Pages 144
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Supporting Inclusive Education is a case study of a London primary school which includes a wide range of learners. It looks at: different teaching and learning styles; the effective use of learning support assistants; responding to challenging behaviour; using specialist strategies; how to research inclusive education; and what makes for a connective pedagogy. It is written for an audience of teacher-researchers in a jargon-free style. Jenny Corbett is a leading expert in the field of inclusive education; her experience in supporting individual learners in mainstream education and the way she links theory to practice make this an essential read for all involved in the area.



Ict And Special Educational Needs

Ict And Special Educational Needs Author Florian, Lani
ISBN-10 9780335211951
Release 2004-03-01
Pages 148
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A reference for teachers interested in the uses of ICT as a tool to promote the inclusion of learners with special educational needs. It considers the role of technology in overcoming barriers of access to the curriculum and offers examinations of ICT asa teaching tool to raise standards for all.



Inclusive Special Education

Inclusive Special Education Author Garry Hornby
ISBN-10 9781493914838
Release 2014-08-20
Pages 185
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Much has been written about special education and about inclusive education, but there have been few attempts to pull these two concepts and approaches together. This book does just that: sets special education within the context of inclusive education. It posits that to include, effectively, all children with special educational needs in schools requires an integration of both concepts, approaches, and techniques. It has never been more timely to publish a book that helps professionals who work with schools, such as psychologists, special education professionals, and counselors, to identify effective practices for children with special needs and provide guidelines for implementing these in inclusive schools.



The SAGE Handbook of Special Education

The SAGE Handbook of Special Education Author Lani Florian
ISBN-10 9781446296998
Release 2013-12-14
Pages 1040
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The second edition of The SAGE Handbook of Special Education provides a comprehensive overview of special education, offering a wide range of views on key issues from all over the world. The contributors bring together up-to-date theory, research and innovations in practice, with an emphasis on future directions for the role of special education in a global context of inclusion. This brand new edition features: " New chapters on families, interagency collaboration and issues of lifelong learning " The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities " Policy reform proposals " Equity and social justice in education " The impact of new thinking on assessment " Issues and developments in classification " The preparation and qualifications that teachers need The Handbook's breadth, clarity and academic rigour will make it essential reading for researchers and postgraduate students, and also for practitioners, teachers, school managers and administrators.



Preparing To Teach In Secondary Schools A Student Teacher S Guide To Professional Issues In Secondary Education

Preparing To Teach In Secondary Schools  A Student Teacher S Guide To Professional Issues In Secondary Education Author Brooks, Valerie
ISBN-10 9780335246328
Release 2012-06-01
Pages 424
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This book introduces trainee secondary school teachers to a range of key professional issues, knowledge to underpin their course.



Equality and Power in Schools

Equality and Power in Schools Author Anne Lodge
ISBN-10 9781134497034
Release 2004-11-23
Pages 264
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Based on a study of 12 schools over a two-year period, this book explores issues of equality and power both in the classroom and in the staffroom. Through classroom observation, interviews with pupils and staff, focus groups and questionnaires, the authors examine classroom practice, grouping and streaming, peer group relations and attitudes to power relationships both between pupils and teachers, and amongst teachers themselves. They also look particularly at the different experiences of pupils in single sex and co-educational schools. The authors' findings offer an insight into the way schools operate in terms of social class, gender, religion and ethnicity, and raise fundamental questions about the use and abuse of power in schools and how this affects the lives of pupils and staff. This book will be of interest to those studying education, sociology, gender studies and women's studies, and to policy makers and teachers in senior management roles.



Dyslexia and Learning Style

Dyslexia and Learning Style Author Tilly Mortimore
ISBN-10 0470724390
Release 2008-04-30
Pages 336
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The first section of this research based but practical book has been updated to examine the most recent research in two key areas: dyslexia and the dyslexic experience and the major cognitive and learning styles. In the light of increased controversy around the use of learning style theory in the educational arena, suggestions are made as to ways in which these theories can be utilized to inform teaching and learning and maximize success for vulnerable learners. The second section provides a range of ways in which to enable learners to understand and utilize their individual styles along with techniques to help students to absorb, process and create responses to information across the curriculum; practical strategies to help teachers to adapt material to suit differing ways of learning and activities to help students to become more flexible and successful in their approach.



Young People with Anti Social Behaviours

Young People with Anti Social Behaviours Author Kathy Hampson
ISBN-10 9781136978159
Release 2010-09-13
Pages 232
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This book offers practical solutions for those working with young people with anti-social behaviour. Including ready-to-use, tried-and-tested resources suitable for a wide variety of settings, it examines the background to these highly topical issues, enabling the reader to contextualise and better identify with the problems faced by the young people they work with.



Deconstructing Special Education

Deconstructing Special Education Author Thomas
ISBN-10 9780335233953
Release 2007-08-01
Pages 196
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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 Review of the second edition: "Having read this book with much pleasure when it first came out in 2001, I am delighted to see its authors rewarded with the accolade of a second edition. Indeed it has been an equally agreeable experience to revisit it, and interesting too, since there have been some significant shifts in thinking in the intervening years. As Thomas and Loxley rightly infer, a second edition supports their contention that there is indeed 'an appetite among professionals in education for ideas, argument and scholarship'. This book provides plenty of all three." Support for Learning · Volume 23 · Number 2 · 2008 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.



Justice and Equality in Education

Justice and Equality in Education Author Lorella Terzi
ISBN-10 9781441108319
Release 2010-05-09
Pages 226
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Dyslexia in the Primary Classroom

Dyslexia in the Primary Classroom Author Wendy Hall
ISBN-10 9781844455591
Release 2009-05-07
Pages 128
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This book is an important resource for all primary trainees. It provides an explanation of what dyslexia is and how it affects a child's learning, suggests simple activities which can be used to screen children ready for referral and outlines some easy-to-follow activities addressing different learning styles. It is full of practical suggestions on how to teach reading, spelling and mathematics, develop writing and help with classroom organisation for children displaying difficulties in these areas. The Primary National Strategy is considered throughout and clear links are made to the Professional Standards for the Award of QTS.



The Dyslexia Friendly Primary School

The Dyslexia Friendly Primary School Author Barbara Pavey
ISBN-10 9781848607446
Release 2007-08-16
Pages 120
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Is your school dyslexia-friendly? Beginning with a look at understanding dyslexia, this book shows you how to involve the whole school in order to achieve a dyslexia-friendly environment. You will be able to: - use an audit tool to discover how dyslexia-friendly your school is - look at examples of successful dyslexia-friendly initiatives - find information on funding and resources. This book offers a step-by-step guide to creating a dyslexia-friendly classroom and whole-school environment. Headteachers, deputy headteachers, class teachers, SENCOs, student teachers and literacy co-ordinators wanting to make their school more dyslexia-friendly will find this practical book extremely useful. Barbara Pavey worked as a teacher and SEN specialist for many years and is now Lecturer in Learning Disabilities at The University of Manchester.