Included or Excluded

Author: Ruth Cigman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134145144
Format: PDF, ePub
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In a pamphlet published in 2005 Mary Warnock expressed concerns about some of the concepts that she had helped to introduce in the field of special education almost three decades earlier. She argued that the role of special schools was unclear and the pursuit of inclusion had become too ideological. This highly topical book suggests that distinctions should be made between kinds of special needs and the possibility addressed that some SEN children might be happier and more effective as learners within non-mainstream settings. Her call for a government review to investigate these problems raised its media profile, fuelling the debate. This book pulls together contributions from all sides of the argument. An essential read for anyone involved in special education as well as the philosophy and ethics of education this book truly breaks new ground.

Included or Excluded

Author: Ruth Cigman
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0203966066
Format: PDF, ePub
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In a pamphlet published in 2005 Mary Warnock expressed concerns about some of the concepts that she had helped to introduce in the field of special education almost three decades earlier. She argued that the role of special schools was unclear and the pursuit of inclusion had become too ideological. This highly topical book suggests that distinctions should be made between kinds of special needs and the possibility addressed that some SEN children might be happier and more effective as learners within non-mainstream settings. Her call for a government review to investigate these problems raised its media profile, fuelling the debate. This book pulls together contributions from all sides of the argument. An essential read for anyone involved in special education as well as the philosophy and ethics of education this book truly breaks new ground.

Children s Rights and the Developing Law

Author: Jane Fortin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139479989
Format: PDF, ePub
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Following the implementation of the Human Rights Act 1998, awareness has increased that we live in a rights-based culture and that children constitute an important group of rights holders. Now in its third edition, Children's Rights and the Developing Law explores the way developing law and policies in England and Wales are simultaneously promoting and undermining the rights of children. It reflects on how far these developments take account of children's interests, using current research on children's needs as a template against which to assess their effectiveness and considering a broad range of topics, including medical law, education and youth justice. A critical approach is maintained throughout, particularly when assessing the extent to which the concept of children's rights is being acknowledged by the courts and policy makers and the degree to which the UK fulfils its obligations under, for example, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The Passionate Mind

Author: Wendy Lawson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849051216
Format: PDF, Docs
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Lawson lays out her theory of Single Attention and Associated Cognition in Autism. Whereas neurotypical people easily shift their attention from one interest to another, those on the autism spectrum tend to focus on a single theme. When this learning style is understood individuals on the autism spectrum can achieve their full potential.

Special Education in the 21st Century

Author: MaryAnn T. Burton
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781607415565
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Special education is the individually planned and systematically monitored arrangement of teaching procedures, adapted equipment and materials, accessible settings, and other interventions designed to help learners with special needs achieve a higher level of personal self-sufficiency and success in school and community than would be available if the student were only given access to a typical classroom education. Students with special needs, such as learning differences, mental health issues, specific disabilities (physical or developmental, and giftedness are those whose needs are addressed within the classroom setting. Generally however, the term "special education" refers specifically to students with learning disabilities, mental conditions, and other disabling conditions. This new book presents the latest research in the field.

Good Practice in Caring for Young Children with Special Needs

Author: Angela Dare
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748768370
Format: PDF, ePub
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This fully updated edition provides students with a comprehensive and thorough resource on all aspects of caring for young children with special needs. It also includes advice and guidance on new legislation, particularly the new Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs and crucially the implications this has for all Early Years settings. The book is divided into two parts. Part one addresses the background to disability, the complexity of the legislation and other related issues. Part two gives factual information and practical care advice on some of the more common conditions of young children.

Inclusion at the Crossroads

Author: Michael Farrell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136601538
Format: PDF
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Answering challenging questions such as "Does the term SEN mean anything any more?" and "Is SEN biologically or socially determined?" this book: * Makes sense of the controversy surrounding Special Educational Needs with clear sign posted information * Is comprehensive in the range of Special Educational Needs it covers * Clarifies information with case studies

Peer Mediation Citizenship And Social Inclusion Revisited

Author: Cremin, Hilary
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335221114
Format: PDF, ePub
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"This book is a must for those who, like me, believe passionately both in the power of peer mediation...and in the urgency of spreading good practice in a society like ours, which is desperately searching for ways to be inclusive and at peace with itself.†Tim Brighouse, former Commissioner for London Schools “As the challenges facing young people grow so do the array of support mechanisms to help them. During my time as a Member of Parliament and as a Minister I saw many of the ideas and initiatives which were tackling this issue. I am attracted to the idea of peer mediation mainly because it goes beyond the question of how can we protect and help children when they have a difficulty, and develops those increasingly important social and emotional skills in all children†Estelle Morris, Former Secretary of State, DfES Why use peer mediation? What are the factors that influence its failure or success? Peer mediation as a form of conflict resolution is growing in popularity and usage, particularly within education. The number of schools using this method has increased, with many schools in the UK now using mediation to settle disputes both in school, and in the wider community. Based on the author’s extensive work on peer mediation, the book provides a thorough account of theory and practice relating to an approach that can enable young people to resolve their own disputes – and those of their peers. The author shows how peer mediation can be embraced by schools to strengthen student voice, behaviour management, active citizenship and inclusion, as well as how it can be neglected and fail to achieve these aims. Drawing on case studies of peer mediation in schools, the book offers an analysis of the work that has been carried out in this area. It revisits key debates in education such as citizenship, social inclusion, student voice and behaviour management in order to begin to address the questions surrounding this method of conflict resolution. Peer Mediationis key reading for primary and secondary school teachers, educational professionals, academics, policy-makers and those with an interest in practical peace making.