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Leading on Inclusion
Dilemmas, debates and new perspectives

ISBN 9780415676229
Published January 11, 2012 by Routledge
176 Pages

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Book Description

Leading on Inclusion: Dilemmas, debates and new perspectives critically examines the current theory and legislative context of special educational needs and disability, and explores the enduring issues and opportunities that will affect future practice in all schools.

The central theme throughout the book asks the inevitable question ‘What happens next?’ and the expert team of contributors, drawn from a pool of teachers, academics and researchers, consider wide-ranging issues such as:

  • the voice of young people
  • whole school development and planning for inclusion
  • educational change within the context of inclusion
  • the pros and cons of multi-professional working
  • inclusive and ethical research
  • international perspectives on inclusion, SEN and disability
  • the development of teacher education and the notion of ‘joined up’ thinking.

This forward-thinking and rigorously researched book will be essential reading for students, teachers undertaking school-based training, SENCOs, inclusion managers, higher education tutors and anyone with a professional interest in the future for inclusive education.

Table of Contents

Foreword  Introduction 1. Special educational needs: how did we get here?  2. Perspectives on SEN and inclusion: whose views count?  3. Learning and teaching in inclusive classrooms  4. Inclusion through whole school development  5. Whole school development – planning for inclusion  6. Theorising educational change within the context of inclusion  7. Emancipatory and ethical research  8. Behaviour, SEN and inclusion  9. Developing multi-professional working - discussing the issues  10. Dilemmas of enablement: inclusive and special technologies  11. Developing inclusive schools – international perspectives  12. Leading on inclusion - conclusions

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John Cornwall is Principal Lecturer in Special Educational Needs and Director for the Centre for Enabling Learning and Inclusion, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.

Lynne Graham-Matheson is Principal Research Fellow in the Education Research Directorate, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.