Theories of Inclusive Education
A Student's Guide
- Peter Clough - University of Brighton, UK
- Jenny Corbett - Institute of Education, University of London, UK
Educational Psychology | Educational Research Methods | Special & Inclusive Education
This book traces the major stages of thinking in the development of inclusive education. It provides overviews of the main theoretical influences: the medico-psychological model; sociological positions; curriculum studies; school effectiveness and the impact upon policy and practice of the Disability Movement. Positioned and discussed in their historical contexts the book provides a synopsis and critique of the last 50 years of the 20th century, including the introduction of the term 'special educational needs', the practice of integration and the present processes of inclusive education.
The unique features of this book include personal reflections by a number of people who are considered to have had a major influence in the development of Inclusive Education. Summaries of their work, their writing and their thinking are provided - drawn from interviews with them and their own publications.
The book identifies and embraces some major issues. It does so bearing in mind the interests and perspectives of students working within Inclusive education studies and presents some complex issues in an accessible format with a direct style. Linking directly to the student experience, the book concludes with examples of how students have used theories on inclusive education to inform their reflections on practice. The book throughout is deliberately learner-friendly, using sample- group activities and suggested readings, and is designed to be an effective course reader.
Brilliant book It brings together the major theorists of the last twenty years and very importantly highlights the perceived change in Mary Warnock's stance towards statementing since the late 1970s. This element of change in the individual, society and policy is an issue which runs through the book and from an emancipatory and postmodernist stance is a vital inclusion.
A good read, contains clear and relevant information showing inclusive practice and the theories associated with it.
This remains a core text in undrerstanding the development of inclusive education.
It is clearly and engagingly written
A useful and engaging text that will inform and support students with their understanding of inclusive practice.
Creates links between theories and practices of numerous authors to help students gain a hollistic understanding of the area.
This book has a very clear emphasis on inclusive education for children and young people but is very useful as a supplimentary text for our Post Compulsory Education Cert Ed and PGCE programmes. It charts the history of inclusive education and explores complex issues and theories in a very direct and easy to digest style.
This book looks at the main theoretical influences in inclusive education. It provides the student with an historical context of the last 50 years in inclusive education and includes personal reflections from people who have been influenced by the changes made in inclusive education. A thought provoking read.
Really great text. Straight forward and clear. An enjoyable read.
An excellent and informative read
A useful and accessible text that gives a good insight into current debate on inclusion. Students are able to compare political and legislative debate on key issues on inclusion and inclusive practice.