First published in 1995. This book concerns aspects of decision-making by, or on behalf of, children who have special educational needs. This is an area of concern, given that little attention had previously been given to the views of children on matters relating to their education. The book examines various themes relating to ‘advocacy’, in relation to classroom practice, school organisation and professional development in all phases of education. Additionally, the role of parents and of support agencies is considered. Each theme is developed by an author with expertise in that field, and the emphasis of the book is upon the practical considerations of implementing advocacy programmes in schools.
Table of Contents
The Contributors and Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part One: The Background to Advocacy and Self-Advocacy in the 1990s; 1.1. The Context for Advocacy and Self-Advocacy Philip Garner and Sarah Sandow 1.2. Dilemmas for Advocacy and Self-Advocacy Philip Garner and Sarah Sandow 1.3. The Potential of Advocacy and Self-Advocacy Philip Garner and Sarah Sandow; Part Two: Advocacy and Self-Advocacy in Schools: Making Things Happen; 2.1. Classroom Strategies for Teacher and Pupil Support Rena Harris-Cooksley and Robert Catt 2.2. Curriculum Matters: Using Drama to Extend the Involvement of Children with Special Needs Tom Sweeney 2.3. Pupil Participation in the Social and Educational Processes of a Primary School Jacquie Coulby and David Coulby 2.4. Parents and Schools: Developing a Partnership Approach to Advocacy Sarah Sandow 2.5. Supporting Advocacy and Self-Advocacy: The Role of the Allied Professions Irvine S. Gersch and Barbara Gersch; Part Three: Professional Development for Advocacy; 3.1. Developing an Individual Approach Philip Garner and Sarah Sandow 3.2. Towards the Inclusive School Philip Garner and Sarah Sandow; References; Author Index