Key Issues in Special Educational Needs and Inclusion / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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- SAGE Publications
Complex and diverse, special educational needs and inclusion can be a difficult area of study to approach for undergraduate students. Understanding the current context of SEN and inclusion means getting to grips with an often perplexing mix of social, political, ideological, educational and personal perspectives.
This book explores and critically examines the field. The authors provide a detailed introduction aimed at helping students to develop understanding, without assuming any prior knowledge.
Section one defines the concepts of SEN and disability; examines provision for SEN, and looks at how attitudes of teachers, parents and children have affected inclusion. Section two explores the historical development of SEN internationally. Section three details how SEN practice works in England, including the Every Child Matters agenda and the roles and responsibilities of education, health and social care professionals.
Each chapter includes short case study examples, points for reflection, student activities and suggestions for further reading.
About the Author
Alan Hodkinson was for many years a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) and senior manager in the primary school sector. Currently, he is an Associate Professor, in the Centre for Culture and Disability Studies at Liverpool Hope University.
Table of Contents
Context of the Book ix
Section 1 Contextualising special educational needs and disabilities 1
1 Introduction 3
2 Principles of SEN: Theoretical perspectives 15
3 Disability: Explanatory beginnings 32
Section 2 Historical and international perspective of special educational needs and inclusion 53
4 The development of SEN: From benevolent humanitarianism to the halfway house of integration 55
5 The emergence of inclusive education: From humble beginnings 73
6 International perspectives on SEN and inclusive education 90
Section 3 Operationalising special educational needs and inclusion 115
7 Current legislation governing special educational needs and inclusion 117
8 Inclusion and multi-agency working 141
9 Conclusion 161