First published in 1993. This book critically analyses the state of provision for special needs, exploring the problems faced by practitioners and suggesting that the area is fraught with such tensions that a radical reconceptualization is necessary. It considers how the field may be rethought and developed over the next decade and presents examples of innovatory practice which point the way forward to future provision and which are illustrative of the themes raised throughout the book.
Contributors; Introduction Alan Dyson and Charles Gains; 1. Using Soft Systems Methodology to Rethink Special Needs Norah Frederickson 2. Special Needs and Standard Provision Donald McIntyre 3. Turning the Kaleidoscope: Working with Teachers Concerned about Special Educational Needs Catherine Clark and Patrick Eeson 4. Flexible Learning Colin Nash 5. The Youth Village Ian Galletley 6. Rethinking the Role of the Special Needs Co-ordinator: Devolving the Remedial Department Jean Luscombe 7. Rethinking the Role of the Special Needs Co-ordinator: The Quality Assurer Janet Simpson 8. Rethinking the Role of the Special Needs Co-ordinator: The Institutional Developer Elizabeth Scott 9. Changing the School by Reflectively Re-defining the Role of the Special Needs Co-ordinator Christine O’Hanlon 10. Gritty, Sensible and Utilitarian – The Only Model? Special Educational Needs, Initial Teacher Training and Professional Development David Thomas 11. How Will the ‘Self-managing School’ Manage? John Moore 12. Raising Standards: Sticking to First Principles Tony Booth 13. Effective Thinking or Effective Policy? Roy Evans 14. Special Needs and Effective Learning: Towards a Collaborative Model for the Year 2000 Alan Dyson and Charles Gains; Index