Separating, Losing and Excluding Children: Narratives of Difference [NOOK Book]

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There has been an outpouring of children from schools over the last few years. The reasons for their exclusion from schools include: learning difficulties, behavioural problems or physical disability. Other reasons that are not dependent on a 'deficit' model of the children relate to Conservative-led initiatives involving school league tables, greater accountability, inspections, etc. Whatever the reasons, the new government are committed to reducing the number of children who ...
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Separating, Losing and Excluding Children: Narratives of Difference

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Overview

There has been an outpouring of children from schools over the last few years. The reasons for their exclusion from schools include: learning difficulties, behavioural problems or physical disability. Other reasons that are not dependent on a 'deficit' model of the children relate to Conservative-led initiatives involving school league tables, greater accountability, inspections, etc. Whatever the reasons, the new government are committed to reducing the number of children who are forced out of mainstream schooling.
The author addresses the key issues and relates them to the main theory/literature in the area. He 'unpicks' the major theories and applies them to possible ways of working with children in the classroom. Four case studies are used in order to make these proposed ways of working more accessible. As with other books in the series, exercises, readings and questions are set throughout.
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Billington (educational studies, U. of Sheffield, UK) focuses on children who are socially shunned at school because of "difficulties" or "disabilities." He looks at the processes of exclusion that can result when schools assign children to simplistic categories of deficit, broadly organized as problems in the learning, social/emotional/behavioral/, or physical/medical realms. Using case studies, he explores theories of language and experience to show how a variety of narratives come about that shape decisions about children's lives. The work challenges assumptions about children labeled "different" and questions the truth of expert opinion. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134580408
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • File size: 3 MB

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