1st Edition

Developing Inclusive Teacher Education

Edited By Tony Booth, Kari Nes, Marit Strømstad Copyright 2003
    196 Pages
    by Routledge

    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    Inclusion concerns the overcoming of barriers to learning and participation for all, regardless of ability or disability, and is now a central tenet of basic education policy globally. Increasingly, teachers need to be able to implement inclusion into their daily practice.
    This book stems from its contributors' shared attitude towards education based on the values of equity, entitlement, community, participation and diversity, and examines the ways in which teachers are prepared for inclusion in teacher education institutions as much as schools.
    Using examples of practice from schools and teaching institutions across the UK, Norway, New Zealand and the USA, the contributors use a valuable comparative approach to explore crucial questions, such as:
    * How are ideas and practices of inclusive schools reflected in the curriculum of teacher education?
    * What tools do teachers need to implement inclusion?
    * What are the policy and cultural contexts for the development of inclusion?
    * How are the barriers to learning and participation overcome in teacher education itself?
    This book provides an insightful analysis of whether inclusion is an achievable aim for the 21st century. Its international array of experienced contributors have put together a text that offers a distinct pedagogical focus, which makes it a key reference tool for academics, students and researchers everywhere.

    1. Developing Inclusive Teacher Education? Introduction T. Booth, K. Nes & M. Strømstad 2. Using Teacher Development to Foster Inclusive Classroom Practices M. Ainscow 3. Views from the institution: Overcoming Barriers to Inclusive Teacher Education? T. Booth 4. The Analysis of Context: Inclusion and Social Justice: Some Thoughts on Culture, Colonisation and Inequality K. Ballard 5. 'Sometimes I Two-times Think..' : Two Competing Interpretations of Inclusion 6. Qualifying Teachers for the School for All P. Haug 7. Creating Structures for Inclusive Development in Teacher Education K. Nes & M. Strømstad 8. Inclusion and Exclusion in the University J. Allan 9. Understanding Disability and Transforming Schools L. Ware 10. Developing Inclusive Teacher Education: Drawing the Book Together T. Booth, K. Nes & M. Strømstad


    Booth, Tony; Nes, Kari; Strømstad, Marit

    'This is certainly a thought-provoking collection.' Christine Lloyd, British Journal of Educational Studies