Managing Special and Inclusive Education

Author: Stephen Rayner
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1848607563
Format: PDF
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'This book is about putting the theory of effective management and leadership into practice in the constantly changing context of meeting the complex needs of children and young people...It is an excellent resource for those who work in, or who aspire to work in, children's services, education or multidisciplinary settings, at managerial or leadership level' - British Journal of Special Education This book is a guide to special and inclusive education and provides a comprehensive overview of this complex field. The author examines context, policy and practice, and shows how to successfully navigate the managerial challenges involved, while contributing to the way forward through leadership in a diverse field. The author considers the present inclusion imperative with its implications for strategic leadership, planning and provision. He presents an inclusive style of leadership for an integrative management of individual differences in education, as well as a critical review of managing inclusive learning and teaching in school contexts. Written for aspiring and practising school leaders, this book is essential for those with responsibility for inclusion, school leaders in special schools, SENCOs, SEN advisors, and students on SEN management CPD or NPQH courses.

Coaching Educational Leadership

Author: Jan Robertson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857026992
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Coaching Educational Leadership is about building leadership capacity in individuals, and in institutions, through enhancing professional relationships. It is based on the importance of maximising potential, and harnessing the ongoing commitment and energy needed to meet personal and professional goals. Based on over a decade of research and development, nationally and internationally, Coaching Educational Leadership brings you the empirical evidence, the principles, and the skills, to be able to develop your own leadership and that of others you work with. This book: - Challenges you to critically reflect on your leadership and professional relationships - Offers practical activities and exercises - Describes leadership coaching based on reciprocal processes - Seeks to connect theory and practice - Provides a basis for workshop activities in coaching, appraisal, and mentoring. Coaching Educational Leadership will assist educators who believe in the development of leadership at all levels, to dialogue effectively with professional colleagues for the improvement of leadership practice. This book comes highly recommended to those professionals committed to lifelong, experiential learning and reflective practice. An essential addition to the professional development programme. Jan Robertson is Director of London Centre for Leadership in Learning, Institute of Education.

Managing Inclusive Education

Author: Professor Peter Clough
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446232033
Format: PDF, Docs
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The issues which the editor of the book brings together are really major concerns in the present changing educational scenario. The noteworthy aspect of the book is that each chapter includes a number of study activities which would enable readers to relate ideas under discussion to their own professional contents... the book could be useful for planners and policy makers, and serve as a resource book for persons who are concerned for education of all children in a social setting' - "Journal of Education Planning and Administration " Bringing together many professional perspectives on inclusive education, this book explains: policy changes and the role of curriculum and resources in realizing the ideal of inclusion. It reviews different approaches to educational management; and looks at the history of management in special education. The contributions reflect a period of transition from the special and segregated practices of 20 years ago, to the more intergrated developments of the 1980s, and the wider discourse about inclusive' education.

Managing and Improving School Attendance and Behaviour

Author: Ken Reid
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317312074
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This new book on school attendance and behaviour brings an international flavour to the field, with contributions on some of the latest empirical research and thinking from around the world. It includes contributions from Canada and the USA, Hong Kong, Europe, the United Kingdom and Ireland. Some of the interesting, wide-ranging, and often unique topics covered in the book include: truancy and well-being, disaffection, pupil absenteeism, social mediation, aggression in primary schools, bullying, emotional barriers to learning, behaviour management training, exclusion, reintegration, the role of educational psychologists, and ethnic diversity and classroom disruption in the context of migration policies. The book should prove both helpful and useful for a wide range of professionals, students, and academics, across a wide range of educational, care, and social policy disciplines. This book was originally published as a special issue of Educational Studies.

Inclusive Education

Author: Zeta Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317429257
Format: PDF, ePub
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Inclusive education is complex, multi-faceted and ever-changing and to date there has been no fixed definition of what is meant by the term ‘inclusion’, leading to confusion about what inclusive education actually means in practice. This key text introduces readers to the underlying knowledge and wider complexities of inclusion and explores how this can relate to practice. Considering inclusion as referring to all learners, it surveys the concept of inclusive practice in its broadest sense and examines its implementation in a variety of educational institutions. Throughout the book, international contributors consider this broader concept to critically evaluate the realities of practically implementing inclusive objectives. Each chapter assesses key theories and concepts alongside a range of examples to encourage students to think critically and reappraise their own experience as learners. Key topics covered include: • studying the definition of inclusion • the relevance of pedagogy in inclusive practice • how to lead and manage for inclusion • the issue of inclusion in early years, primary, secondary and post-16 settings • inclusive practice for families • international perspectives on inclusive practice. Fully illustrated with tasks, case studies, discussion questions and recommended reading, Inclusive Education is essential reading for second and third year students looking to extend their research and writing, and to develop their critical and reflective thinking.

Special Educational Needs Inclusion and Diversity

Author: Norah Frederickson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 033523951X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Diversity is the definitive handbook for student teachers, newly qualified teachers, trainee educational psychologists, SENCO's and SEN Specialist Teachers.

Improving School Leadership Volume 1

Author: Pont Beatriz
Publisher: Organization for Economic
ISBN: 9789264044678
Format: PDF
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As countries strive to reform education systems and improve student results, school leadership is high on education policy agendas. But in many countries, the men and women who run schools are overburdened, underpaid and near retirement. Based on an OECD study of school leadership practices and policies around the world, and offering a cross country perspective, Volume 1 identifies four policy levers and a range of policy options to help governments improve school leadership now and build sustainable leadership for the future. Volume 2 explores what specialists are saying about system leadership for school improvement. Case studies examine innovative approaches to sharing leadership across schools in Belgium (Flanders), Finland and the United Kingdom (England) and leadership development programs for system improvement in Australia and Austria. As these are emerging practices, the book provides a first international comparison and assessment of the state of the art of system leadership.--Publisher's description.

Creating an Inclusive School

Author: Richard A. Villa
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416600493
Format: PDF, ePub
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Provides information the history, legal aspects, rationales, and facilitation of inclusive education.