Theories of Inclusive Education: A Student's Guide

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This book traces the major stages of thinking in the development of inclusive education. It provides overviews of the main theoretical influences: the medico-psychological model; sociological positions; curriculum studies; school effectiveness; and the impact upon policy and practice of the Disability Movement. Positioned and discussed in their historical contexts the book provides a synopsis and critique of the last 50 years, including the introduction of the term "Special Educational Needs," the practice of integration, and the present processes of inclusive education.

The unique features of this book include personal reflections by a number of people who are considered to have had major influence in the

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761969419
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/26/2001
  • Edition description: Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Clough is Honorary Professor of Education at the University of Sheffield. Peter taught English and Drama, in the 1970s, in London and later in a number of special schools. His research interests include the use of narrative and fictional writing in research and research report. Peter has taught Inclusive Education and Early Childhood Education at the University of Sheffield, has been Professor of Inclusive Education at Queen’s Belfast and at Liverpool Hope, and Research Fellow at the University of Chester. Peter is an Honorary Professor at the School of Education, University of Sheffield, where he teaches Masters and Doctoral students. Amongst over 50 publications focusing on equality, inclusion difference, and teachers’ lives are several books published with Sage.

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Table of Contents

London 1978
Sheffield 2000
Constructing Difference and Difficulty
Exploring Perspectives on Inclusion
Some Key Perspectives
The Psycho-Medical Legacy
The Sociological Response
Curricular Approaches
School Improvement Strategies
Disability Studies Critique
Powerful Coalitions
Mel Ainscow
Julie Allan
Colin Barnes
Len Barton
Douglas Biklen
Tony Booth
Peter Clough
Jenny Corbett
Mairian Corker
Harry Daniels
Alan Dyson
Lani Florian
Sally French
Gillian Fulcher
Bob Lingard
Peter Mittler
Brahm Norwich
Mike Oliver
Patricia Potts
Sheila Riddell
Roger Slee
Sally Tomlinson
Klaus Wedell
Why Relate Theory to Practice
Developing an Inclusive Ethos
Mainstreaming Students with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome
The Philosophy, Policy and Management of Inclusion
Reconciling Policy and Practice in Inclusive Education
Inclusion in the Early Years Curriculum
Labelling and Social Exclusion
Gender and Special Education
Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and Social Exclusion
Inclusion and School Effectiveness
Raising Standards for All
School Effectiveness
A Comparison Between Two Schools
Curriculum and Pedagogy
The Literacy Hour
Curriculum and Pedagogy for Diversity
Continuing the Dialogue

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