Theory and Best Practice Models in Educational Institutions in Spain and Italy

Author: Annemarie Profanter
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527512894
Format: PDF, ePub
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The current societal and social reality in Europe is undergoing far-reaching changes due to the phenomenon of migration. Educational policy and pedagogical practice play a key role in the academic support of immigrant children in schools. In this volume, the connections between societal change and educational issues in relation to two southern European nations, Spain and Italy, are analyzed. The stories of intercultural communication and integration of these two case studies focus on five themes: linguistic diversity, the performance gap, teacher training programs and school culture, the role of music education in multicultural and multilingual contexts, and the development of a supranational education as an improvement for multicultural education. The volume is of particular relevance for educational researchers, as well as for the interested general reader. It takes the reader to public and private entities in Italy and Spain, where intercultural education is part of societal discourse, and serves as a sounding board for the discussion of developments in other parts of Europe with similar demographics.

The Praeger International Handbook of Special Education 3 volumes

Author: Michael L. Wehmeyer
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440831149
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This handbook provides a concise overview of special education services in countries across the world, using the Article on Education in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as the analytical frame. • Provides a comprehensive scope and broad coverage that addresses more than 70 countries, regions, and provinces across virtually every part of the world • Offers information on each nation or area on the public education system, private education system, special education system, teacher training requirements, and barriers to inclusive and special education • Presents both information about current practices in special education and promising new trends likely to take hold in the future

Normalit t Abnormalit t und Devianz

Author: Attila Nóbik
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783631600153
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Normalitat, Abnormalitat und Devianz existieren in allen Gesellschaften. Allerdings entfalten sie in der Moderne ihre spezifische Bedeutung und Brisanz. Die Beitrage in diesem Band analysieren die Konzeptionen und Konstruktionsprozesse aus inter- bzw. teildisziplinaren Perspektiven der Erziehungswissenschaft. Historisch interessierte Vertreterinnen der Allgemeinen Padagogik und der Sonderpadagogik nahern sich den Phanomenen und deren Interpretationen behutsam und (selbst-)kritisch aus unterschiedlichen Blickwinkeln. Sie schreiben ein Stuck Geschichte der Erziehung und zugleich auch der Sonderpadagogik entlang der sozialen Konstruktionen von normalen und abnormalen Kindern und Jugendlichen. Verschiedene, aber verwandte Gesichtspunkte der beiden Teildisziplinen verweben sich zu einem farbigen Gesamtbild der Thematik. Dieser Band enthalt neben 17 Beitragen auf Deutsch auch 6 Beitrage auf Englisch."

Educational reception in Rotterdam and Barcelona

Author: María Bruquetas-Callejo
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9048523109
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The reception of newcomer youngsters by schools constitutes a policy issue in Europe already for decades. This book deals with how practitioners in Rotterdam and Barcelona apply existing policies for the reception of immigrant students, the dilemmas they face and the strategies they design as a response. Using a combination of discursive, organizational, and ethnographic research techniques, the author studies to what extent practices conform to policies, and to what extent they diverge from them in basic principles. This book analyzes the influence of institutional frameworks on the practices of policy implementers by comparing Netherlands and Spain -specifically Barcelona and Rotterdam-, two cases which are very different in terms of their national policies of integration, their educational systems and their programs for educational reception. Much can be learned over the reception practices of secondary schools, but above all over how policy gaps work, and the common and specific features that they present across different countries. In short, this is an indispensable reading for scholars, policymakers and practitioners alike, which offers new insights about the policy-practice gap and the role of policy practitioners in it.

Bilingualism and Bilingual Deaf Education

Author: Marc Marschark
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199371830
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In Bilingualism and Bilingual Deaf Education, volume editors Marc Marschark, Gladys Tang, and Harry Knoors bring together diverse issues and evidence in two related domains: bilingualism among deaf learners - in sign language and the written/spoken vernacular - and bilingual deaf education. The volume examines each issue with regard to language acquisition, language functioning, social-emotional functioning, and academic outcomes. It considers bilingualism and bilingual deaf education within the contexts of mainstream education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students in regular schools, placement in special schools and programs for the deaf, and co-enrollment programs, which are designed to give deaf students the best of both educational worlds. The volume offers both literature reviews and new findings across disciplines from neuropsychology to child development and from linguistics to cognitive psychology. With a focus on evidence-based practice, contributors consider recent investigations into bilingualism and bilingual programming in different educational contexts and in different countries that may have different models of using spoken and signed languages as well as different cultural expectations. The 18 chapters establish shared understandings of what are meant by "bilingualism," "bilingual education," and "co-enrollment programming," examine their foundations and outcomes, and chart directions for future research in this multidisciplinary area. Chapters are divided into three sections: Linguistic, Cognitive, and Social Foundations; Education and Bilingual Education; and Co-Enrollment Settings. Chapters in each section pay particular attention to causal and outcome factors related to the acquisition and use of these two languages by deaf learners of different ages. The impact of bilingualism and bilingual deaf education in these domains is considered through quantitative and qualitative investigations, bringing into focus not only common educational, psychological, and linguistic variables, but also expectations and reactions of the stakeholders in bilingual programming: parents, teachers, schools, and the deaf and hearing students themselves.

Policy Experience and Change Cross Cultural Reflections on Inclusive Education

Author: Len Barton
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402051190
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This book represents an original and innovative series of insights, ideas and questions concerning inclusive education and cross-cultural understandings. Drawing on historical and cultural material, policy developments, legislation and research findings, the book provides a critical exploration of key factors including inclusive education, human rights, change, diversity and special educational needs. The contributors focus closely on how these factors are defined and experienced within particular societies.