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Teaching and Learning in Diverse and Inclusive Classrooms

Key issues for new teachers, 2nd Edition

Edited by Gill Richards, Felicity Armstrong


172 pages

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This accessible text focuses on diversity in education and the inclusion of all children and young people in all aspects of the school or college community. It provides an introduction to policy, theory and practical strategies in relation to diversity in education for practitioners, researchers and policy makers.

The fully revised and updated chapters discuss recent debates, research studies and current initiatives, particularly relating to teaching and learning, and conclude with key questions for student reflection.

Topics include:

  • Inclusive education
  • ethnic and cultural diversity
  • challenging behaviour
  • bullying
  • gender identity and sexuality
  • Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children
  • special educational needs
  • listening to parents
  • religious and cultural diversity
  • disability and human rights
  • children and young people who are refugees or seeking asylum

Reflecting on legislative duties, personal values and the importance of listening to the voice of all learners, particularly those who may experience disadvantage or discrimination in educational settings, Teaching and Learning in Diverse and Inclusive Classrooms is a key resource for initial teacher training programmes and professional development courses.


"Teachers can easily look at the chapters that relate to their situation and the extensive references will be valuable for those doing further research. The examples given will help understanding of pupils from a variety of backgrounds. Perfect for the staffroom library and a good trigger for a training session." - Sarah Brew, Parents in Touch

Table of Contents

Foreword Acknowledgements Introduction: Felicity Armstrong And Gill Richards 1. Inclusive education: school cultures, teaching and learning Felicity Armstrong 2. Half a million unseen, half a million unheard: inclusion for gender identity and sexual identity Marjorie Smith And Kelly Chambers 3 .What we know about bullying Neil Duncan and Johanna Myddleton 4. Supporting Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils Chris Derrington 5. The influence of gender in the classroom: How boys and girls learn Steve Bartlett and Diana Burton 6. Not in my image: ethnic diversity in the classroom Raphael Richards 7. Invisibility and Otherness: asylum-seeking and refugee students in the classroom Mano Candappa 8. I feel confident about teaching, but ‘SEN’ scares me. Moving from anxiety to confidence Gill Richards 9. Challenging students, challenging settings Jackie Scruton 10. Religious and cultural diversity and inclusive practice Micheal Reiss 11. Teachers working with teaching assistants Vikki Anderson and Linda Lyn-Cook 12. Including parents with disabled children Michele Moore 13. Why did he do that? Evidence-based teaching and learning Gill Richards 14. Global approaches to education, disability and human rights: Why inclusive education is the way forward Richard Rieser

About the Editors

Gill Richards is Professor of Special Education, Equity and Inclusion at the School of Education, Nottingham Trent University, UK.

Felicity Armstrong is Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Education, University College London, UK.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Special Education / General
EDUCATION / Professional Development
EDUCATION / Inclusive Education