Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education

Major Themes in Education

Edited by David Mitchell

Introduction by David Mitchell

© 2005 – Routledge

2,120 pages

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Hardback: 9780415284523
pub: 2004-08-18
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About the Book

The field of special educational needs and inclusive education is not only of enormous importance to the study of education as a whole, it also constitutes a site of major debate. Conflicting arguments include:

* changes in the conceptualisation of special needs

* the role of assessment

* the extent to which students with special needs should and can be educated in regular school settings

* the relative weight given to central versus local control of education

* pedagogical issues.

In all of these paradigm clashes, countries are at different stages in reaching settlements. These difficulties reflect a range of factors, including intellectual traditions, cultural values, economic circumstances, and demography.

The articles assembled in this collection provide a global perspective on these debates. The collection as a whole demonstrates how the fields of special education and inclusive education have evolved philosophically and technically over the past thirty years, as well as showing the contemporary state of approaches to educating students with special education needs.

Titles also available in this series include: Literacy (June 2004, 4 Volumes, £495), Educational Management (October 2004, 4 Volumes, £495) and the forthcoming Early Years Education (2005, c.4 Volumes, c. £475).

Table of Contents

Volume I: Systems and Contexts

Volume II: Inclusive Education

Volume III: Assessment and Teaching Strategies

Volume IV: Effective Practices

About the Series

Major Themes in Education

The collections in this series bring together the most significant and influential writings on the key themes within education systems worldwide. Edited by acknowledged leaders in the field, the volumes include essential readings from a wide range of sources. Complete with new introductions and thorough indices, each collection gives an historical overview of the development of the theme concerned and also provides students, teachers and researchers with an insight into current debates within the field.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU003000
EDUCATION / Aims & Objectives
EDU026000
EDUCATION / Special Education / General