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Key Issues in Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion

Key Issues in Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion

Third Edition

August 2019 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This third edition continues to guide students through the challenging field of special educational needs and disability. Contextualising SEND in relation to historical, ideological and political developments, this book offers essential support to students as they develop a critical and up-to-date understanding of the practical challenges and opportunities concerning inclusion.

New edition features include:

• Up-to-date legislation, such as the SEND Code of Practice

• Material surrounding social, emotional and mental Heath

• New practical case studies, reflections and activities

• Revised chapter summaries

• More on the future of SEND

Section I: Contextualising Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Principles of SEND: Theoretical perspectives
Chapter 3: Disability: Explanatory beginnings
Section II: Historical perspectives of SEND
Chapter 4: The development of SEND: From benevolent humanitarianism to the halfway house of integration
Chapter 5: The emergence of inclusive education: From humble beginnings
Section III: Operationalising SEND and inclusion
Chapter 6: Current legislation governing SEND and inclusion
Chapter 7: Inclusion making it work: the complexity of multi-agency working
Chapter 8: International perspectives on SEND and inclusive education
Chapter 9: Conclusion

Very few books manage to blend critically applied historical, social and political analyses of the issues explored here. This updated version is a must read for those studying SENDI in the fields of Childhood and Youth Studies, Education Studies, Social Policy and related fields’ 

Graham Bright
York St Johns Universiry

This updated edition is a key text for students on Early Childhood degrees.   It provides useful background information around the development of special educational needs and disability (SEND), highlighting key legislation and defining key terms.    Case Studies, reflections and student activities support students to debate  the contested nature of SEND.

Kathy Goodsir
City of Bristol College

An excellent and accessible book that covers all the key issues in the field. Very useful and practical.

Mr Andrew Ford
UCBC, Blackburn College
December 5, 2023

An excellent book that supports our Early Childhood Students to understand good practice and the care and sensitivity required when working with children who have SEND during their work placement, and when working in the sector.

Mrs Adele Roberts
HE Study Centre, Bridgwater & Taunton College
February 10, 2020

Useful for Early Childhood Studies and Education Studies courses

Beth Gallagher
School of Health and Education, Middlesex University
December 17, 2019

An excellent update on all things SEND. This will be invaluable in supporting staff development with our organisation's Learning Support Assistants.

Ms Nicky Hawkins
Education, South Devon College
January 7, 2020

Very good overview of key issues in special educational needs, disability and inclusion.

Miss Anne O'Reilly
School of Humanities, Waterford Institute of Technology
December 15, 2020

Great text for consolidation of concepts and ideas

Dr Chelle Oldham
Education, Coventry University Scarborough Campus
September 20, 2019

Key issues are discussed in detail providing an opportunity for critical discussion.

Dr Rhiannon Packer
Cardiff School of Education, Cardiff Metropolitan University
November 20, 2019

The book offers a lot of case studies and is easy to read. It provides a good overview about SEND and Inclusion, the development of these concepts and a current international perspective of Inclusion

Miss Caroline Breyer
Special Education, Karl-Franzens-University Graz
October 29, 2020