Equality Participation and Inclusion 2

Author: Jonathan Rix
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136886974
Format: PDF, ePub
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What are the experiences of children and young people? How can we think about the challenges they face? What systems and practices can support them? How can we develop greater equality, participation and inclusion across diverse settings? This second edition of Equality, Participation and Inclusion 2: Diverse Contexts is the second of two Readers aimed at people with an interest in issues of equality, participation and inclusion for children and young people. This second Reader focuses in particular upon the diverse experiences and contexts in which children and young people encounter issues of equality, participation and inclusion. Comprising readings taken from the latest research in journal articles, newly commissioned chapters, as well as several chapters from the first edition that retain particular relevance, this fully updated second edition has broadened its focus to consider a wider range of diverse experiences and contexts, whilst maintaining an emphasis on educational settings. Drawing on the writing of academics, practitioners, children and young people, this collection is a rich source of information and ideas for students and practitioners who are interested in thinking about how inequality and exclusion are experienced, and how they can be challenged, and will be of particular interest to those working in education, health, youth and community work, youth justice and social services. Families and advocates are also likely to be drawn to the material as much of it reflects on lived experiences and life stories.

Inclusive Education

Author: Melanie Nind
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781843120650
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This edited collection draws upon the experiences and practices of academics and professionals within the inclusive education sphere. Enabling the reader to stay on top of current thinking, be in touch with what has led to the current agenda in inclusive education and keep abreast of its future development, this book includes: the views of people with learning difficulties and disabilities; comparison of different approaches to inclusion; and discussion of current events and what they tell us about inclusion. This book is a rich resource for students, teachers undergoing continual professional development, teaching assistants, inclusion coordinators and social workers.

Inclusive Education

Author: Melanie Nind
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781843120667
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This work illustrates the diverse learning contexts within inclusive education and allows students to chose readings to support their individual interests. It shows how inclusive education addresses not just disability but also gender, ethnicity, class, socio-economic position, and children in care.

A Handbook of Children and Young People s Participation

Author: Barry Percy-Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135267634
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A Handbook of Children and Young People's Participation brings together key thinkers and practitioners from diverse contexts across the globe to provide an authoritative overview of contemporary theory and practice around children’s participation. Promoting the participation of children and young people – in decision-making and policy development, and as active contributors to everyday family and community life – has become a central part of policy and programme initiatives in both majority and minority worlds. This book presents the most useful recent work in children’s participation as a resource for academics, students and practitioners in childhood studies, children’s rights and welfare, child and family social work, youth and community work, governance, aid and development programmes. The book introduces key concepts and debates, and presents a rich collection of accounts of the diverse ways in which children’s participation is understood and enacted around the world, interspersed with reflective commentaries from adults and young people. It concludes with a number of substantial theoretical contributions that aim to take forward our understanding of children’s participation. The emphasis throughout the text is on learning from the complexity of children’s participation in practice to improve our theoretical understanding, and on using those theoretical insights to challenge practice, with the aim of realising children’s rights and citizenship more fully.

Sport Leisure and Social Justice

Author: Jonathan Long
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317336836
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Social inequalities are often reproduced in sport and leisure contexts. However, sport and leisure can be sites of resistance as well as oppression; they can be repressive or promote positive social change. This challenging and important book brings together contemporary cases examining different dimensions of inequality in sport and leisure, ranging from race and ethnicity to gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion and class. Presenting research-based strategies in support of social justice, this book places the experiences of disadvantaged communities centre stage. It addresses issues affecting participation, inclusion and engagement in sport, while discussing the challenges faced by specific groups such as Muslim women and LGBT young people. Including original theoretical and methodological insights, it argues that the experiences of these marginalised groups can shed a light on the political struggles taking place over the significance of sport and leisure in society today. Sport, Leisure and Social Justice is fascinating reading for students and academics with an interest in sport and politics, sport and social problems, gender studies, race and ethnicity studies, or the sociology of sport.

Equality in Education Fairness and Inclusion

Author: Hongzhi Zhang
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9462096929
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"Equality in Education: Fairness and Inclusion is a scholarly call to action. As the book reminds us, governments come and go and in doing so they busy themselves with policy to mark their patch. Inequality and exclusion remain stubborn foes that are proving to be somewhat impervious to glossy policy pronouncements. The change that Hugo Claus calls for requires careful analysis and bold actions. The editors have assembled a collection of insightful essays that assist in that project. Professor Roger Slee, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia This book attempts to consider the notion of fairness and inclusion in the context of education from different national perspectives, which is a laudable undertaking. The Editors have managed to put together a diverse, informative, and interesting account of equality and fairness that transcends international borders. The Editors are to be commended on their remarkable achievement in bringing together so many authors to discuss such an important subject, yet producing a cohesive collection of chapters that elucidate the diverse nature of equity in education. Professor Divya Jindal Snape, University of Dundee, UK"

Gender Equality in a Global Perspective

Author: Anders Ortenblad
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317274237
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Gender Equality in a Global Perspective looks to discuss whether Gender Equality can be adopted as it has been defined in international documents anywhere, or whether it needs to be adapted in a more local context; discuss which factors and perspectives need to be taken into account when adapting Gender Equality to specific contexts; suggest research approaches for studies on whether a universal (Western) concept of Gender Equality fits in certain specific contexts; and finally suggests challenges to the existing interpretation of Gender Equality (e.g., theory of intersectionality); and the development of legal and policy framework. This book is situated within the tradition of comparative gender studies. While most other such books take up and compare various ways of implementing (or not implementing) gender equality, this book studies and compares whether or not (and to what extent) a specific definition of Gender Equality (GE) could be adopted by various nations. Thus, all chapter contributors will engage with the same definition of GE, which will be presented within the book, and discuss the possibilities and constrains related to applying such a definition in their particular national context. The readers will learn about the problems of applying a universal concept of Gender Equality and the possible reasons for and modes of adapting Gender Equality to different contexts. Gender Equality in a Global Perspective looks to maintain a critical and reflexive stance towards the issues raised and will seek to present multiple perspectives and open-ended answers. As such it hopes to contribute to the international discussion of human rights more broadly and Gender Equality specifically. The intended audience is not limited only to but will include policy makers, scholars and students with an interest in Gender issues, Organizational Theory, Political Science, Human Development, Policy Analysis, Globalization and other management sub-disciplines.

Diversity Equality in Early Childhood

Author: Colette Murray
Publisher: Gill & MacMillan
ISBN: 9780717149940
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New childcare text that positions diversity and equality as an integral part of early childhood care and education for students, trainers and practitioners in Ireland. Presents up-to-date examples of innovative practice, developed by the eist project, the Equality & Diversity Early Childhood National Network (EDeNn), and gathered from early childhood settings and learners in Ireland. Examples and cases framed by theoretical considerations and insights into international work. Supports the implementation of Siolta (2006), Aistear (2009) and the Diversity and Equality Guidelines for Childcare Providers (2006 OMC) with particular focus on identity and belonging and anti-discriminatory practice. Divided into four sections: Diversity is real - and so is exclusion: Presents a framework for what adults need to know to proactively address diversity beyond culture, and contextualises children's stories in legislation, policy and practice. (Re)thinking early childhood care and education Offers several theoretical perspectives on diversity and equality in early childhood. Walking the walk: insights into Irish ECCE practice, with specific reference to diversity and equality Provides insights into existing and innovative practices in the Irish ECCE sector, demonstrating that change for adults and children is possible. Roadmap to equality: conclusions and recommendations for policy, professional development and practice in the Irish ECCE sector Draws on the discussions, examples and insights of the previous sections and proposes recommendations for steps to be taken by policy-makers, trainers, educators and practitioners in early childhood settings and services in Ireland. Supports the implementation of Siolta (2006), Aistear (2009) and the Diversity and Equality Guidelines for Childcare Providers (2006 OMC), with particular focus on identity and belonging and anti-discriminatory practice. Provides up-to-date examples of innovative practice developed by the eist project and the Equality & Diversity Early Childhood National Network (EDeNn), and gathered from early childhood settings and learners in Ireland. Presented in four sections: Diversity is real - and so is exclusion Introduces a framework that can be used to address diversity beyond culture, and contextualises children's stories in legislation, policy and practice. Re-thinking Early Childhood Education and Care Offers several theoretical perspectives on diversity and equality in early childhood. Voices from the sector Provides insight into existing and innovative practices in the Irish ECEC sector, while demonstrating that change for adults and children is possible. Roadmap to equality Proposes recommendations for steps to be taken by policy-makers, trainers, educators and practitioners in early childhood settings and services in Ireland. WRITTEN FOR: Childcare courses at FETAC Level 6 Early childhood education courses at degree level Montessori courses Primary teacher education courses Social care courses

Leading on Inclusion

Author: John Cornwall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136501959
Format: PDF, ePub
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Leading on Inclusion: Dilemmas, debates and new perspectives critically examines the current theory and legislative context of special educational needs and disability, and explores the enduring issues and opportunities that will affect future practice in all schools. The central theme throughout the book asks the inevitable question ‘What happens next?’ and the expert team of contributors, drawn from a pool of teachers, academics and researchers, consider wide-ranging issues such as: the voice of young people whole school development and planning for inclusion educational change within the context of inclusion the pros and cons of multi-professional working inclusive and ethical research international perspectives on inclusion, SEN and disability the development of teacher education and the notion of ‘joined up’ thinking. This forward-thinking and rigorously researched book will be essential reading for students, teachers undertaking school-based training, SENCOs, inclusion managers, higher education tutors and anyone with a professional interest in the future for inclusive education.