Developing Inclusive Practice

Author: Elizabeth Cowne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136633081
Format: PDF
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Aimed at all those wishing to develop inclusive practice, this book introduces a theoretical framework for managing an inclusive approach to developing SEN practice within primary and secondary schools, together with some early years examples. Throughout the emphasis is on how to make inclusive practice work in school settings. It includes strategies to overcome common problems; examples of successful projects; case studies illustrating points made; INSET activities for training purposes; and discussion points at the end of each chapter. SENCOs and those training SENCOs should find this book particularly helpful. Members of senior management teams and anyone interested in developing inclusive practice will find it equally relevant to their needs.

Developing Inclusive Practice for Young Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Author: Carolyn Blackburn
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317558170
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) have emerged as a major phenomenon within the education and health care systems. Prenatal exposure to alcohol is known to result in a range of birth anomalies for infants and children. Children with FASD experience a range of developmental delays, which limit their participation and progress in a range of educational and social settings. Written by one of the UK’s top experts in the field, this practical and informative resource explores the complex and compounding socio-cultural, historical and political factors surrounding maternal drug and alcohol use, and the implications this has for young children’s learning and development across the childhood workforce. The book provides a framework of knowledge and understanding as a tool to develop inclusive practice. Developing Inclusive Practice for Young Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders is an essential read for all early childhood professionals and practitioners. It offers a range of pedagogical strategies to improve children’s long-term developmental trajectory, whilst supporting children and families in a sensitive, respectful manner.

Developing Inclusive Teacher Education

Author: Tony Booth
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415303170
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The contributors to this volume offer the teaching profession current perspectives and analyses of inclusive education, the system of education that incorporates special needs into mainstream education. Examples of such practice are cited from the UK, Norway, Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

Confronting Obstacles to Inclusion

Author: Richard Rose
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113693670X
Format: PDF
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Confronting Obstacles to Inclusion uniquely and comprehensively addresses interpretations of inclusive education by drawing upon the experiences and expertise of leading writers and academics who have direct experience of teaching and researching this area around the world. This landmark publication combines theoretical chapters with practical material demonstrating how the theories can be put in to action in the classroom. The contributors, who all have regular contact with pupils and teachers in inclusive settings, provide a broad spectrum of ideas, examine a number of key themes and interpret these in an international context, such as: the causes of exclusion, the obstacles to inclusion and how these can be overcome supporting families how we can learn from students professional development enhancing teaching and learning support in the classroom. This authoritative text will be of immense interest and use to practitioners, policy-makers, researchers and campaigners who are working towards a more equitable and inclusive society. Through a synthesis of theory and practice the book offers readers an opportunity to explore local, national and international perspectives and raises questions with regards to our current understanding of inclusion. Whilst the interrogation of the concept of inclusion is, in itself important, the book provides examples of professional approaches to the key questions which are currently challenging the education of a diverse range of learners.

Teacher Professional Knowledge and Development for Reflective and Inclusive Practices

Author: Ismail Hussein Amzat
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315397692
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book brings together the practice of reflective teaching and the knowledge of inclusive practices in the context of teacher education and continuing professional development. It is a call to leverage reflective teaching for inclusive practices. The first part of the book provides an overview of what constitutes reflective practice in the 21st century and how teachers can become reflective practitioners. It also discusses how teacher professional development can be enhanced for reflective teaching practice. The second part of the book deals with teachers' knowledge development in order to create inclusive teaching and learning environments. It highlights the need for a responsive teaching climate, intercultural competency, pedagogical change and professional literacy. A reflective inclusive teacher is likely to anticipate the multiple needs of diverse learners in pluralistic settings, thus ensuring student success. This book will enhance the efforts of teacher educators and teaching professionals in building a culture of reflective and inclusive teaching practice in the classroom.

Curriculum and Pedagogy in Inclusive Education

Author: Melanie Nind
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415352086
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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While activists, politicians and policy-makers grapple with the big picture, teachers and learners are making inclusion happen in their day-to-day lives. This unique text shows the importance and reality of curriculum and pedagogy in developing inclusive practice in a range of settings. Bringing together an exemplary collection of key articles, this Reader provides ways of thinking about inclusive curricula and pedagogy as starting points for possible action, as wel as: * illustrating how teachers can get education right or wrong for diverse learners depending on the pedagogical decisions they make; * discussing the role of the ordinary, special and inclusive pedagogy; * showing examples of teaching that elicits genuine participation and active learning; * providing case studies, and lessons from learners about what makes good teaching for them. Curriculum and Pedagogy in Inclusive Education will be inspirational reading for anyone with an interest in making inclusion happen.

Psychology for Inclusive Education

Author: Ruth Kershner
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415390494
Format: PDF
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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
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134193440
Format: PDF
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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.

Developing Inclusive School Practice

Author: Rita Cheminais
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134136943
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This practical and comprehensive book for Inclusion Coordinators (SENCOs) covers all the essential aspects of how to manage inclusion more effectively. It informs coordinators about how to move inclusive policy and practice forward, within a range of educational settings. It views inclusion from an equal opportunities perspective, relating to all pupils, irrespective of their ability, disability, age, gender, ethnicity, language and background. The book explores appointing an inclusion coordinator, the role of the inclusion coordinator, time management for inclusion coordinators, and what an inclusion policy should contain. It covers auditing inclusive practice, reviewing and evaluating inclusion, OFSTED inspecting inclusion, and the role of the governor for inclusion. It also deals with additional target setting; using the revised P scales and the Emotional Behavioural Development (EBD) scales to track and monitor pupil progress; enhancing barrier free learning and participation opportunities; and what to include in a parents/carers guide on inclusion.

Inclusive Principles and Practices in Literacy Education

Author: Marion Milton
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787149862
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This volume draws together research and practice from the fields of literacy education and inclusion. It provides an insight into current theory, research and issues associated with teaching literacy to all students in inclusive classrooms. Literacy remains a critical success factor for students, as the basis for concurrent and future learning.