1st Edition

Curriculum and Pedagogy in Inclusive Education Values into practice

Edited By Melanie Nind, Jonathan Rix, Kieron Sheehy, Katy Simmons Copyright 2005
    268 Pages
    by Routledge

    272 Pages
    by Routledge

    While activists, politicians and policy-makers grapple with the big picture, teachers and learners are making inclusion happen in their day-to-day lives. This unique text shows the importance and reality of curriculum and pedagogy in developing inclusive practice in a range of settings.
    Bringing together an exemplary collection of key articles, this Reader provides ways of thinking about inclusive curricula and pedagogy as starting points for possible action, as wel as:
    * illustrating how teachers can get education right or wrong for diverse learners depending on the pedagogical decisions they make;
    * discussing the role of the ordinary, special and inclusive pedagogy;
    * showing examples of teaching that elicits genuine participation and active learning;
    * providing case studies, and lessons from learners about what makes good teaching for them.
    Curriculum and Pedagogy in Inclusive Education will be inspirational reading for anyone with an interest in making inclusion happen.

    Introduction 1. Models and practice in inclusive curricula Section 1 - The problem and potential of pedagogy 2. Common or specialised pedagogy? 3. The need for a new model 4. Students' experiences of ability grouping - disaffection, polarisation and the construction of failure 5. The education of black children: why some schools do better than others? Section 2 - Curriculum and pedagogy - where special needs are constructed 6. Exclusive tendances: concepts, consciousness and curriculum in the project of curriculum 7. Pedagogy, observation and the construction of learning disabilities 8. Research case studies in teaching, learning and inclusion Section 3 - Striving for inclusive pedagogy and curricula 9. Learning 'How' and learning 'Why' - watching teaching in Asia move towards more inclusive styles of work 10. Creating and using inclusive materials: collaboration and reflection 11. Towards an inclusive school culture - the 'affective curriculum' Section 4 - Curriculum subjects, classroom organisation and inclusion 12. Inclusive practice in English secondary schools: lessons learners 13. The evolution of secondary inclusion 14. An inclusive pedagogy in mathematics education 15. Inclusion in music in the primary classroom Section 5 - Lessons from learners about inclusive curriculum and pedagogy 16. Inclusive learning experiences: learning from children and young people 17. One teacher and a class of school students: the culture of the mathematics classroom and its construction 18. Living and learning: the school experience of some young people with disabilities 19. Lessons from learners about inclusive curriculum and pedagogy.


    Jonathan Rix, Melanie Nind, Kieron Sheehy, Katy Simmons