What are the experiences of children and young people?
How can we think about the challenges they face?
What systems and practices can support them?
How can we develop greater equality, participation and inclusion across diverse settings?
This second edition of Equality, Participation and Inclusion 2: Diverse Contexts is the second of two Readers aimed at people with an interest in issues of equality, participation and inclusion for children and young people. This second Reader focuses in particular upon the diverse experiences and contexts in which children and young people encounter issues of equality, participation and inclusion.
Comprising readings taken from the latest research in journal articles, newly commissioned chapters, as well as several chapters from the first edition that retain particular relevance, this fully updated second edition has broadened its focus to consider a wider range of diverse experiences and contexts, whilst maintaining an emphasis on educational settings.
Drawing on the writing of academics, practitioners, children and young people, this collection is a rich source of information and ideas for students and practitioners who are interested in thinking about how inequality and exclusion are experienced, and how they can be challenged, and will be of particular interest to those working in education, health, youth and community work, youth justice and social services. Families and advocates are also likely to be drawn to the material as much of it reflects on lived experiences and life stories.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction Another place
John Parry, Jonty Rix, Rajni Kumrai and Chris Walsh
Part 1: More than one way
2 Reciprocal working by education, health and social services: lessons for a less-travelled road
3 Child and parent relationships with teachers in schools responsible for the education of children with serious medical conditions
Claire Norris and Alison Closs
4 Children’s homes and school exclusion: redefining the problem
5 Inclusion for the difficult to include
John Visser, Ted Cole and Harry Daniels
Part 2: Transitions: coming together
6 "We are the ones we have been waiting for": the work of community mobilisers in Milton Keynes
Katy Simmons, Alla Laerke, Danny Conway and Martin Woodhead
7 ‘Back to school’ - piloting an occupational therapy service in mainstream schools in the UK
8 Inclusion at Bangabandhu Primary School
Cathy Phillips and Helen Jenner
9 A personal perspective – developing a partnership approach at Deri View Primary School and Acorn Integrated Children’s Centre
10 Voices from segregated schooling: towards an inclusive education system
Tina Cook, John Swain and Sally French
11 Professional identity in multi-disciplinary teams: the staff speak
Ann Workman and Jeremy Pickard
Part 3: On the margins
12 Interviews with young people about behavioural support: equality, fairness and rights
Paul Hamill and Brian Boyd
13 Disadvantage and discrimination compounded: the experience of Pakistani and Bangladeshi parents of disabled children in the UK
Qulsom Fazil, Paul Bywaters, Zoebia Ali, Louise Wallace and Gurnam Singh
14 Teachers and Gypsy Travellers
Gwynedd Lloyd, Joan Stead, Elizabeth Jordan and Claire Norris
15 Peer support for young people with same-sex attraction
Colm Crowley, Susan Hallam, Rom Harre and Ingrid Lunt
16 Exclusion: a silent protest
17 Media portrayal of young people – impact and influence,
Catherine Clark, Amrita Ghosh, Emrys Gree and Naushin Shariff
18 The impossibility of minority ethnic educational 'success'? An examination of the discourses of teachers and pupils in Britishs secondary schools
Part 4: Thinking differently
19 Learning without limits
20 Gender, ‘special educational needs’ and inclusion
21 ‘Part of who we are as a school should include responsibility for well-being’: links between the school environment, mental health and behaviour
Jennifer Spratt, Janet Shucksmith, Kate Philip and Cate Watson
22 Children and young people in hospitals: doing youth work in medical settings'
Scott Yates, Malcolm Payne, and Simon Dyson
23 Working in the community with young people who offend
Alice Sampson and Spyros Themelis
Jonathan Rix is Senior Lecturer in inclusion, curriculum and learning at The Open University, UK.
Melanie Nind is Professor of Education at Southampton University, UK.
Kieron Sheehy is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Childhood Development at The Open University, UK.
Katy Simmons is a Lecturer in inclusive and special education in the Centre for Curriculum and Teaching Studies at The Open University, UK.
John Parry is a Lecturer in early years and inclusion at The Open University, UK.
Rajni Kumrai is a Lecturer in education in the Faculty of Education and Language Studies at The Open University, UK.