304 Pages
    by Routledge

    304 Pages
    by Routledge

    Current policy demands that mainstream schools seek to include pupils with special educational needs. This book takes a close look at how exactly this aim can be achieved by examining the various parts of the educational process. The book discusses:
    the practicalities of inclusive education
    the gap between inclusive policy and practice
    a re-configured role for special schools
    how the process of inclusion will develop beyond the classroom.
    Individuals who have learning difficulties are increasingly finding their place in non-specialist schools. This book considers the ways in which society can continue to support the process of inclusion as full-time education leads on to employment and independent living. The text reflects current developments in thinking and practice, and brings together a broad range of expertise and experience - it brims with enthusiasm for a positive approach that leads on to practical success.

    Contributors Acknowledgements Foreword, Sally Beveridge 1. Pragmatism not dogmatism: Promoting more inclusive practice, Lani Florian, Richard Rose, Christina Tilstone Section 1: Inclusive Schooling 2. Inclusive Practice: What? Why? And How? Lani Florian, 3. The Curriculum: A vehicle for inclusion or a lever for exclusion? Richard Rose, 4. Personal and social development for pupils with learning difficulties, Richard Byers, 5. Equal opportunities and special education needs: Equity and inclusion, Liz Gerschel 6. Managing Change, Jim Wolger,Section 2: Inclusive Learning 7. Including pupils: Developing a partnership in learning, Richard Rose 8. Understanding Challenging behaviour: pre-requisites to inclusion, Ted Cole 9. Promoting inclusion through learning styles, Geoff Read 10. Individual and whole class teaching, Claire MarvinSection 3: A Re-configured Role for Special Schools 11.Moving towards the mainstream: vision and reality, Christina Tilstone 12. A wider role for special schools, Alan Wiltshire 13. Inclusion in national standards, Allan Day, 14. Routes to inclusion,Jonathan Steele 15. Multi-disciplinary schools, Penny Lacey,Section 4: Towards a More Inclusive Life 16.Planned transition from education to employment for young people with severe learning difficulties, Caroline Broomhead 17. Growing up - moving on,Jan Tyne 18. Quality of life as a crirtical consideration in the development of inclusive education for people with severe learning difficulties, Christopher Robertson, Author Index Subject Index.


    Lani Florian, Richard Rose, Christina Tilstone

    'Overall, this is likely to prove a very useful sourcebook for a curriculum-orientated discussion of inclusion.' - Special Children

    '... this book is an impressive contribution to a growing body of literature on inclusion. It clearly lives up to its title, in that it tackles practice-based issues in a combative and authoritative manner.' - British Journal of Educational Studies