First published in 1995. Notions of ‘inclusive schools’ and ‘schooling for diversity’ are rapidly gaining currency across the developed world as alternatives to traditional approaches to special needs education. This book explores the advances in our understanding of how schools can change and develop in order to include a wider range of students. By bringing together some of the foremost international writers and researchers in the field, it makes available to policy makers, practitioners and researchers the experiences from Australia, Europe, New Zealand, the UK and the USA.
List of Contributors; Introduction; 1. Inclusion, Paradigms, Power and Participation Keith Ballard 2. Stress, Morale and Acceptance of Change by Special Educators Jeffrey G. Bailey 3. Inclusive Education: From Policy to School Implementation Roger Slee 4. Integration Policies, School Reforms and the Organisation of Schooling for Handicapped Pupils in Western Societies Lise Vislie 5. The Resources for Regular Schools with Special Needs Students: An International Perspective Sip Jan Pijl 6. Special Needs through School Improvement; School Improvement through Special Needs Mel Ainscow 7. Dialectical Analysis, Special Needs and Schools as Organisations Catherine Clark, Alan Dyson, Alan Millward and David Skidmore 8. Mapping Inclusion and Exclusion: Concepts for All? Tony Booth 9. Using School Effectiveness Knowledge for Children with Special Needs – The Problems and Possibilities David Reynolds 10. The Aftermath of the Articulate Debate: The Invention of Inclusive Education Linda Ware 11. Effective Organisational, Instructional and Curricular Practices in Inclusive Schools and Classrooms Alice Udvari-Solner and Jacqueline Thousand 12. Towards Inclusive Schools: Mapping the Field Catherine Clark, Alan Dyson and Alan Millward; References; Index