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Key Issues in Special Educational Needs and Inclusion

Key Issues in Special Educational Needs and Inclusion Author Alan Hodkinson
ISBN-10 9781473943766
Release 2015-09-21
Pages 216
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Understanding and engaging critically with the field of special educational needs and disability (SEND) is a difficult task. However, the new edition of this bestselling book continues to help students contextualize SEND in relation to historical, ideological and political developments as well as support them in developing a critical understanding of the complexities associated with inclusion. Completely up to date with recent legislation such as the SEND Code of Practice (2014) there are case studies, reflections and activities which will help students question practice they have seen and experienced. Covering the 0-25 age range this book is suitable for all those working with children and young people across education, health and social work.



The Equality Act for Educational Professionals

The Equality Act for Educational Professionals Author Geraldine Hills
ISBN-10 9781136495373
Release 2013-06-17
Pages 96
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"A definite must for SENCOS." -- Urmston Junior School "A good insight into process of tribunal and what the Equality Act means." -- Team Leader, St Paul's CE Primary School 'A much needed resource in supporting schools, centres, day nurseries and community childcare provision to understand the complexity of the issues surrounding SEN... A valuable tool.’ -- Gerri Ross – Head of Old Moat Sure Start Children’s Centre, UK "Straightforward and easily accessible...I would recommend this book to undergraduates and professionals alike who have an interest in ensuring that the rights of disabled children are upheld." -- Dr Craig Blyth, School of Education, University of Manchester, UK Under the Equality Act (2010), all schools and service providers have a legal obligation to make provision for disabled pupils, staff and school users. If you’re feeling confused and concerned about the content and implications of the Disability Duty Act (1995) and the more recently released Equality Act (2010), and how it affects your setting, this essential book will help you unpick the issues in a user-friendly and easily accessible way. This highly practical resource: explains the main parts of Equality Act (2010) as it affects disability in a way that will encourage all members of staff within a school to feel confident that they are correctly implementing its requirements; discusses ‘reasonable adjustments’ and ‘less favourable treatment’ which are at the heart of the legislation; shows how ‘less favourable treatment’ and ‘reasonable adjustments’ apply to admissions, exclusions, handling of medicines and during school trips; uses examples and case studies throughout, and highlights the key factors for success in making reasonable adjustments; takes readers through the process of an alleged act of discrimination against the school, and how it may be resolved, up to and including the SEND tribunal process. The author brings a wealth of experience to this topic, both as a parent of a disabled child and as a trainer of professionals. She uses her unique insight to develop skills and awareness in anyone who follows her material, and shows through tried and tested concepts and methods, how schools and settings can avoid costly and stressful tribunals. Headteachers, teachers, SENCos, Sure Start Centre Managers and anyone who works in educational settings will find this book essential to their professional development and a fantastic source of support and help.



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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Second Chance Day 2nd Ed

Second Chance Day  2nd Ed Author Geraldine Hills
ISBN-10 9781326244231
Release 2015-04-22
Pages 141
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Imagine you have the power to give yourself a Second Chance Day, a day where you could start your life again. Imagine a day where you could start to change whatever habits are causing you to make the same mistakes over and over again in your life. Well you don't have to leave change to your imagination because as you are holding this book you are also holding all the power inside you to give yourself that Second Chance. A chance to do things differently, a chance to be the person you know you really are. This book is not about how to be happy, nor is it about constantly having to be positive about everything. Rather it is about knowing and living with your true self. This book is all about you - your choices and what you choose to think about and focus on. The question is are you going to put this book down and dismiss it, or embrace the opportunity to read it and give yourself a Second Chance Day......?



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.



The SENCO Survival Guide

The SENCO Survival Guide Author Sylvia Edwards
ISBN-10 9781317395379
Release 2016-03-01
Pages 150
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Still the best ‘all round’ guide for SENCOs on the market’ Pippa Whittaker, Curriculum Leader for Inclusion, City Academy, Bristol The SENCO Survival Guide is an informative resource, fully updated with the new 2014 SEND Code of Practice and containing practical advice to help SENCOs manage their responsibilities and lead their school effectively towards a common goal. In light of current developments, this resource sets out the government's fresh agenda for whole school discussion and helps SENCOs in mainstream or special schools at every stage to manage changes in SEND policy and practice. With up to date information on the changes taking place to support learners with SEN and disabilities, this fully revised new edition also includes: strategies to break the cycle of SEND low achievement advice on crucial aspects of the SENCO role, including assessment, provision mapping, preparing for OFSTED, disability discrimination and equality advice on training, managing and deploying teaching assistants effectively ways in which the enhanced role of parents can be harnessed in order to achieve maximum success for learners with SEND. This book will give SENCOs the confidence, skills and knowledge to promote maximum achievement for learners with SEND in all schools, across all key stages and will support them in their role to develop and shape their schools’ policies and practices on SEND. This book will also be of use to other members of staff looking for practical strategies to raise the attainment of all pupils with SEN and disabilities.



Foundations of Special Education

Foundations of Special Education Author Michael Farrell
ISBN-10 9780470744642
Release 2009-04-03
Pages 328
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A unique cross-disciplinary critique of the foundations of Special Education. Covers legal, conceptual, medical, pharmacological, neuropsychological, social, behavioural, cognitive, psychotherapeutic, psycholinguistic, technological and pedagogical foundations Provides examples of how each foundation provides insights or practical contributions to special education generally, and to specific disabilities and disorders in particular Delivers information across all major types of disorder/disability in a single volume, creating a must-have reference for anyone involved in special education training, research or teaching



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’.



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.



Developing School Provision for Children with Dyspraxia

Developing School Provision for Children with Dyspraxia Author Nichola Jones
ISBN-10 9781847878212
Release 2005-09-09
Pages 144
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'A wealth of ideas and opinions providing usable ways forward for colleagues in mainstream to best support their pupils with DCD. I can wholeheartedly recommend it' – Afasic News `This book has pulled together the expertise of a number of well-known professionals. We like the way Nichola Jones 'sets the scene', and outlines the child's main difficulties in the education environment... [T]his is a very practical book offering plenty of ideas in an area where teachers often have less confidence to put a programme in place' - SATIPS `This is an accessible overview of issues pertaining to the inclusion of children and young people wit Dyspraxia/developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD). Nichola Jones has drawn together contributions form a wider range of experts in the Dyspraxia field and produced a coherent account of how the needs of children can be met in ways that move beyond a focus solely based on individual interventions' - SENCO Update `This is both an interesting and very useful book for any primary practitioner. It also provides enough references and ideas to encourage professionals to investigate and learn more about Dyspraxia/developmental co-ordination disorder. This is a book that will fit perfectly on your bookshelf' - Special Needs Coordinators file Nichola Jones shows how to plan a whole school approach to including children with dyspraxia and developmental co-ordination disorder in this short and accessible guide. It offers those in managerial and supervisory roles within schools and special education support services clear guidance on successful models of provision that have worked successfully in schools and LEAs. By focusing on the key aspects of service delivery and drawing on well known specialists within the field, the book includes sections on: - planning strategically for inclusive practice; - assessment; - handwriting; - gross motor programmes - adapting the PE curriculum; - supporting parents; - working with other agencies; - listening to the children involved. SENCOs, class teachers, LEA advisers and support agencies will find it an invaluable guide to successful inclusive practice. Visit the DCD Teacher Network website here!



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.



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



Encouraging Positive Behaviour in the Early Years

Encouraging Positive Behaviour in the Early Years Author Collette Drifte
ISBN-10 9781446242537
Release 2008-09-25
Pages 112
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Includes CD-Rom 'The book successfully bridges the gap between theory and practice, presenting essential background information and knowledge in an easy to understand way' - Early Years Update 'The whole book would be useful as a refresher course to enable practitioners who do not come across significant behaviour problems on a regular basis in the course of their work. It is a well resourced book that will also assist newly qualified practitioners/Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators to undertake and understand the importance of IEP/Behaviour plans and issues' - Early Years Online 'As Early Years settings now include more children with difficult behaviour, this publication is to be welcomed. It will be invaluable in supporting professionals to manage all young children who display difficult behaivour and in particular, those with special educational needs. The author provides some really useful suggestions, practical strategies and case studies on encouraging positive behaviour in a clear, easy to follow format. The resources on the accompanying CD-Rom will be useful in supporting settings to develop policies and practice and in the training and development of staff' - Jan Morrison, Independent Consultant and Trainer This exciting new edition of a much-loved book offers the reader the following new elements: - a CD-Rom with lots of downloadable resources including self-audits for settings, letters to parents, Individual Education Plans (IEPs), Play Plans, quizzes and crosswords - coverage of new legislation and initiatives, such as the Early Years Foundation Stage and Every Child Matters - new case studies - guidance on how to plan, write and review Play Plans, with examples provided Covering the 3 to 8 age range, this book is full of practical strategies, good advice and clear and helpful suggestions. It will help you encourage good behaviour from every child in your setting, and is particularly strong on suggesting ways to support children with special educational needs. Collette Drifte is a Freelance Writer and Educational Consultant based in Northumberland; she worked previously as a teacher and Deputy Head for many years.



Mental Health Handbook for Schools

Mental Health Handbook for Schools Author Mary Atkinson
ISBN-10 9781134619542
Release 2002-01-17
Pages 296
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This text provides information on a range of mental health problems that confront teachers and discusses their underlying causes. It considers what schools can do to help pupils and reflects on the role of the mental health services.



Special Educational Needs for Qualified and Trainee Teachers

Special Educational Needs for Qualified and Trainee Teachers Author Rita Cheminais
ISBN-10 9781317565154
Release 2014-11-20
Pages 160
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This completely revised and updated edition, previously published as Special Educational Needs for NQTs and TAs, addresses the latest Teachers’ Standards, and their application in meeting the most recent developments and changes in the special educational needs system and the new SEN Code of Practice. Essential reading and an invaluable guide for all qualified, newly qualified and trainee teachers, this highly practical text relates to those accessing SEN training via teaching school alliances, as well as Higher Education. Full of tips and strategies on how to meet the needs of a diversity of children and young people with special educational needs, in a range of educational settings, chapters cover: the latest Teachers’ Standards aligned to the most recent SEND changes the revised SEN Code of Practice, the Children and Families Act, and the Equality Act and its related Duties teaching schools, specialist leaders of education in SEN, and new training models for building teacher capacity in SEN how to meet the latest OFSTED inspection requirements for SEND what works best in the effective teaching of pupils with SEN and those eligible for the pupil premium Featuring useful checklists, templates and photocopiable, downloadable resources to support professional development in SEN, this practical resource contains a wealth of valuable advice, in addition to signposting to further information. This no-nonsense, down-to-earth authoritative text will provide essential reading for all experienced qualified, newly qualified and trainee teachers, as well as to those delivering SEND training in Higher Education, local authorities, and in teaching schools and their alliances.



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.