Key Issues in Special Educational Needs and Inclusion

Author: Alan Hodkinson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473943760
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Key Issues In Special Education

Author: Michael Farrell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113425833X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Considerable challenges can face all those involved in teaching children with special educational needs. Complex policy and legislation, bureaucracy, inspection and limited resources can all appear difficult obstacles to those seeking to provide effective tuition. In this highly practical book, Michael Farrell unpicks and clarifies the role of educational standards in today's schools. Drawing extensively on detailed, real-life case studies, he closely explores such issues as: the definition of standards, identifying and providing for special educational needs, assessment and benchmarking, curriculum provision and target-setting, the role of the Code of Practice. Special educational needs coordinators, senior managers in schools and students completing initial training courses will find this an invaluable resource, which effortlessly simplifies an often complicated process.

Special Educational Needs in Schools

Author: Sally Beveridge
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134631154
Format: PDF
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This new edition of Special Educational Needs in Schools provides a concise but comprehensive overview of key issues in provision for children with special needs in schools, emphasising the role of the mainstream classroom teacher. This second edition looks at the numerous changes in special educational policy and practice that have taken place in the past five years. Topics covered include: * concepts of SEN * the legislative framework * the range of special educational need and provision * teaching approaches and organisational strategies * frameworks of support.

Enduring Issues In Special Education

Author: Barbara Bateman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136265961
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Enduring Issues in Special Education is aimed at any course in the undergraduate or graduate special education curriculum that is wholly or partly devoted to a critical examination of current issues in special education. The book organizes 28 chapters into seven sections using familiar structuring principles—what, who, where, how, when, why, and whither. Each section begins with an introduction that provides historical, legal, and theoretical background information and organizing commentary for the chapters that follow. The book’s objective, in addition to informing readers about the issues, is to develop critical thinking skills in the context of special education. Key features include the following: Dialectic Format – Each of the 28 chapters presents compelling reasons for addressing the issue at hand and specific ways to do so. Because each issue is written from different perspectives and focuses on a variety of aspects, readers are encouraged to weigh the arguments, seek additional information, and come up with synthesized positions of their own. Organizing Framework – The book’s seven sections have been arranged according to a scheme that is the essence of most investigative reporting and provides a coherent, easy-to-understand framework for readers. Expertise – All chapters are written by leading scholars who are highly regarded experts in their fields and conclude with suggested readings and discussion questions for additional study.

Looking into Special Education

Author: Michael Farrell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317932668
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Contemporary and stimulating, Looking into Special Education provides an engaging overview of the key areas of special education, with each chapter providing valuable insight into the nature and practice of special education today. Aiding understanding and acting as a framework for further study, thought and practice, this innovative new book concerns a wide range of disabilities and disorders and is international in scope. Chapters discuss: The historical dimensions of special education How to engage with the structural frameworks (legal and definitional issues) of special education today The philosophical foundations of special education, including positivism Criticisms of special education and a consideration of future trends The fundamentals of evidence-based practice and how professional judgement is used The benefits of multi-professional collaboration Organisational issues of mainstreaming and special schooling. Including further reading material and ‘concluding thinking points’ at the end of each thought-provoking chapter, Looking into Special Education will be of particular use to professionals and students of special education and related fields looking to enrich their understanding and practice.

Key Issues for Primary Schools

Author: Michael Farrell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113467287X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Key Issues for Primary Schools is a concise comprehensive guide to the main issues in primary education and the implications for schools. Presented in a convenient A-Z format, the book includes coverage of: * special educational needs * attendance, truancy and exclusion * bullying and behavioural problems * management and administration * safety and security. There is also a review of up-to-date DfEE requirements and suggestions for further action and reading. The addresses of useful contacts help to make it a reference book no primary school should be without.

Critical Issues in Special Education

Author: James E. Ysseldyke
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
ISBN: 9780395961278
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Critical Issues in Special Education" is an analysis of important conceptual and practical issues that face special education professionals. The text is organized in a three part structure. Part One illustrates the background and status of special education through current analysis of fundamental guiding practices. Part Two focuses on key practices in special education services with the latest information on assessment, instruction, early intervention, transition, and school reform. Part Three provides an analysis of social, political, legal, and economic activity reflected in special education practice.

Special Educational Needs in the Early Years

Author: Ruth A. Wilson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415303460
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book is a practical and accessible guide to teaching young children with special educational needs. At the heart of the book is the belief that the focus should be on the child as an active learner, rather than on their disability. This fully revised and updated edition takes into account current changes in educational policy to provide the reader with comprehensive information and understanding and working with young children with special needs. The author addresses key issues such as the nature and causes of specific disabilities, intervention and assessment, working with families, planning individualised objectives and instructional strategies. There are also new sections on emotional competence, early literacy concerns and discussions of the emotional implications of brain research. Case study examples and practical suggestions are included throughout. The book will be a valuable resource for all early years practitioners, primary teachers, student teachers and learning support assistants.

Special Educational Needs

Author: Michael Farrell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761942382
Format: PDF, ePub
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By examining related disciplines, Farrell provides a road map for special education and considers how special education can be better understood.

Special Educational Needs The Key Concepts

Author: Philip Garner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134622767
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Exploring the complex issues that surround special educational needs (SEN) both in and out of the classroom, this reader-friendly text considers the impacts that these issues have upon the child, the parent, the teacher, and the school as a whole. Fully cross-referenced and including suggestions for further reading with each entry, areas discussed include: pupil rights and empowerment parents and care workers curriculum and teaching inclusive approaches historical dimensions. Providing an informative combination of practical, historical and legal terms and concepts, Special Educational Needs: The Key Concepts is a highly useful resource accessible to a broad audience.