First published in 1991. This work is about training and special education needs in the international arena. The book was commissioned as a result of the 1990 International Special Education Conference in Cardiff.
The contributors, from the USA, Canada, Africa and the United Kingdom, have focused on innovative approaches to staff training. The identification of a contribution as innovatory has been done on the basis of either the description of an alternative method of planning or delivery, a focus of a frequently ignored client group or in relation to the existence of specific problems which affect the provision of training.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Issues and Trends in Staff Training Graham Upton; Part One: Issues in Planning; 2. Preparing Special Education Needs Teachers for a Multicultural Society Victoria L. Graf 3. System Supplied Information and the Identification of Staff Training Needs Mel Myers and Roger Solomon 4. Specialist Settings: An Under-used Resource for Teacher Training Keith Bovair; Part Two: Modes of Delivery; 5. IT-INSET and Special Education Alan Peacock and Christina Tilstone 6. Training Teachers of Children with Special Needs at a Distance Heather Mason and Carol Miller 7. The Facilitator’s Role in Action Research for Teachers of Pupils with Special Educational Needs Christine O’Hanlon 8. A School-based In-service Response to Staff Development Gerda Hanko; Part Three: Collaboration in Planning and Delivery; 9. Collaborative INSET and Special Educational Needs Martyn Rose and Maggie Balshaw 10. Collaboration in Initial Training Rachel David and Beryl Smith 11. Consultative-collaborative Resource Teaching as a Means of Improving Special Education Service Delivery D. Richard Freeze and Winston Rampaul; Part Four: Emerging Issues; 12. Teacher Appraisal Ian Petrie and Kath Williams 13. Classroom Assistants: Staff Development Issues Maggie Balshaw 14. Videocourses: A Modern Solution to an Age-old Problem Roy McConkey and Alice Bradley 15. Innovations in Special Needs Staff Training in Further Education David Hutchinson 16. Training Issues in Developing Countries Venta L. Kabzems 17. Towards Effective Schools for All Mel Ainscow
Graham Upton DL has been Chair of the Board of Experience Oxfordshire since July, 2013. Born in Birmingham, he moved to, and was educated in, Australia, where he taught in secondary and special schools before moving back to the UK in 1972.