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The Making of the Inclusive School

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Inclusion is a buzzword of the 1990s. Politicians now stress their commitment to inclusion and social justice - not competition. For schools, inclusion means accepting and educating all children, irrespective of their difficulties.
The new inclusive mood is about including everyone in society's institutions. It has created a growing demand for schools to find effective ways of including and teaching all children - even those who at one time ...

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Overview

Inclusion is a buzzword of the 1990s. Politicians now stress their commitment to inclusion and social justice - not competition. For schools, inclusion means accepting and educating all children, irrespective of their difficulties.
The new inclusive mood is about including everyone in society's institutions. It has created a growing demand for schools to find effective ways of including and teaching all children - even those who at one time would have been sent to special schools.
The book combines a theoretical examination of inclusion and its rationale with the story of a group of schools in which teachers, assistants and children have striven to make inclusion happen.
This new book
* explores the arguments for inclusive schools
* examines the international evidence about children's well-being and academic progress in inclusive schools
* describes how the pioneers have developed their practice for inclusion
* presents the findings of an in-depth 18 month study of a group of schools which have striven to make inclusion happen

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415155601
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/15/1997
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
List of abbreviations
1 Inclusive Education: The Ideals and the Practice 3
2 Using Support in Inclusive Classrooms 26
3 Curricular Inclusion 36
4 Supportive Classroom Environments for Social Inclusion 47
5 Inclusion and the Physical Environment of the School 58
6 Self-Advocacy and Inclusion 64
7 Researching Inclusion, and Methods Used in this Research 73
8 The Place and the People 82
9 The Process of Change 113
10 Have Children Been Included in the Curriculum? 145
11 Social Inclusion 166
12 Overview and Conclusions 192
Appendix More information on inclusion 200
Addresses 200
Internet websites 208
Notes 211
Bibliography 214
Index 227
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