At the Crossroads
Special Educational Needs and Teacher Education
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First published in 1997. This book examines recent and contemporary trends in training teachers in special educational needs. It views initial teacher education and subsequent professional development as part of a continuum in which significant opportunities exist for innovation. It presents a series of chapters in support of this optimistic stance which provide practical examples of effective ways of working, written by authors who have direct experience in the field. For student teachers, tutors, lecturers and school-based mentors in both general subjects and SEN.
Table of Contents
Contributors; Abbreviations; 1. Introduction 2. A Context for Teacher Education and Special Educational Needs John Dwyfor Davies and Philip Garner 3. Modernist Knowledge and Prejudice: Special Educational Needs David Coulby 4. Values, Initial Teacher Education and Special Educational Needs Linda Thomas 5. The Views of Newly Qualified Teachers Concerning SEN Provision in ITE Courses John Dwyfor Davies and Philip Garner 6. Partnership in Initial Teacher Education: Three Case Studies of Special Educational Needs Pat Dodds, Alexis Taylor and Lynne Thorogood 7. From Survival to Reflection: Locating Child Protection in Teacher Education Anne Sinclair Taylor 8. A Different Tale of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice: Towards a New Model of Teacher Development in Special Education Christopher Blake 9. Modular Programmes: A Market Response in Troubled Times Sarah Sandow 10. A Whole School Modular Programme for Continuous Professional Development Diane Fidler 11. Getting it Right: A Case Study of a School-based Response to Teacher Development in SEN Jim Moon 12. A Bermuda Triangle for Training: The Case of Severe Learning Difficulties Viv Hinchcliffe 13. Subject-based Study and Professional Development in Special Needs: The Appliance of Sciences Juliet Edmonds 14. Dramatic Liaisons: Collaboration Between Special and Mainstream Schools Jane Tarr 15. The Role of Local Education Authorities in Continuing Professional Development Morag Bowden 16. Professional Development to Meet Special Educational Needs: The Role of the Special Educational Needs Training Consortium (SENTC) Olga Miller and Malcolm Garner 17. A Blueprint for the Future: Special Educational Needs and Teacher Education in the 21st Century Gary Thomas 18. Teacher Education, Special Needs and Inclusive Schooling: Some Lessons from Around the World Mel Ainscow; Name Index; Subject Index