First published in 1985. The responses to special educational needs in the 1980s prompted radical changes in the initial and in-service education of teachers. This title is the result of a major conference which was called to anticipate the combined effects on training and special educational needs work and to project a spectrum of positive responses. The authors are drawn from all branches of education in order to provide a critical review of developments since 1983 in teacher-education and to discuss the current recommendations on training to meet special educational needs both in Great Britain and the rest of Europe.
Table of Contents
Foreword; Training for Diversity: The Context for Change John Sayer; Part One: Responding to Needs in New Contexts; 1. Training and Progress in Special Education Tony Booth 2. Attitudes to Disability: A Training Objective Neville Jones 3. Patterns of Delivery and Training Implications Denis Mongon 4. A Whole-School Response to All Needs John Sayer; Part Two: A New Look at Training Needs; 5. Training for Teamwork Patricia Potts 6. Special Educational Needs and Initial Training David Thomas and Colin Smith 7. Post-experience Training Klaus Wedell 8. Post-school Special Educational Needs and Teacher-training Nanette Whitbread 9. A French Perspective on Special Needs Dominique Paty 10. Initial Teacher Education and the Role of Support Agencies John Quicke 11. Support Strategies for INSET Focused on Schools Michael Jones 12. National Initiatives: The Scottish Experience Marion Blythman 13. The Challenge of Micro-technology Tim Southgate 14. In-service Training at the Open University Tony Booth 15. The Silent Agenda of Special Education Neville Jones; References; Appendices