1st Edition

Teaching Children with Severe Learning Difficulties
A Radical Reappraisal





ISBN 9781138596009
Published August 14, 2020 by Routledge
178 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1986. The teaching of children with severe learning difficulties had received little coherent critical analysis. Long-held assumptions and implicit beliefs were embedded in curriculum content and teaching methodology, thus creating and maintaining handicapping conditions. This book raises questions about underlying value judgments relating to the status and rights afforded to children with severe learning difficulties and the implications for education and teaching. Possibilities for change are discussed in relation to the curriculum, the content of the educational programme and the teacher-pupil relationship.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments;  Introduction;  1. The Saga of Curriculum Innovation  2. Learning to be Independent?  3. Teaching – Relations and Processes of Imposition  4. Breaking the Mould  5. A New Deal?;  Bibliography;  General Index;  Author Index

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