The Curriculum Challenge: Access to the National Curriculum for Pupils with Learning Difficulties, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Curriculum Challenge

Access to the National Curriculum for Pupils with Learning Difficulties, 1st Edition

Edited by Rob Ashdown, Barry Carpenter, Keith Bovair


382 pages

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Originally published in 1991. The introduction of the National Curriculum has presented many challenges for those concerned with the education of children and young people. One of the questions has been how to guarantee access to the National Curriculum for individuals with special educational needs. This book seeks to illustrate how this could be achieved in the case of those pupils with severe learning difficulties (SLD). In doing so the book offers principles and examples of practice, aiming to be relevant to the education of all pupils with special educational needs (SEN).

Table of Contents

Part 1: Assessing the Challenge 1. The Curriculum Challenge Rob Ashdown Barry Carpenter, and Keith Bovair 2. Perspectives on the National Curriculum Sue Fagg 3. Access for Pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties Carol Ouvry Part 2: Responding to the Challenge 4. Approaches to Science Linda Howe 5. A Sensory Science Curriculum Flo Longhorn 6. Aspects of English Judy van Oosterom 7. Meeting the Needs of Pupils within History and Geography Judy Sebba and John Clarke 8. Mathematics for All Brian Robbins 9. Dimensions of Design and Technology Andy Tearle 10. Cross-curricular Approaches to Information Technology Paul Roberts Part 3: Further Implications of the Challenge 11. Access to the National Curriculum for Parents Philippa Russell 12. Annual Reviews: An Active Partnership Nick Hughes and Barry Carpenter 13. Entitled to Learn Together? Ann Lewis 14. Equal Opportunities: Promoting Integrity and Respect Sharon Jeffries 15. Health and Sex Education: A Cross-curricular Theme Jean Gawlinski 16. TVEI and its Relationship to the National Curriculum Bill Cassell, Sylvia Lindoe and Carolyn Skilling 17. Assessment, the National Curriculum and Special Education Needs: Confusion or Consensus? Martyn Rouse Part 4: The Future in Light of the Challenge 18. Training for Change: School-based INSET Anita Gadsby 19. Teacher Education: The Changing Focus Tina Tilstone 20. The Way Ahead Lambert Bignell

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Curriculum

Reissuing works originally published between 1971 and 1994, this collection includes books which offer a broad spectrum of views on curriculum, both within individual schools and the wider issues around curriculum development, reform and implementation. Some cover the debate surrounding the establishment of the national curriculum in the UK while others are a more international in scope. Many of these books go beyond theory to discuss practical issues of real curriculum changes at primary or secondary level. The Set includes books on cross-curricular topics such as citizenship and environment, and also guidance, careers, life skills and pastoral care in schools. A fantastic collection of education history with much still relevant today.

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