Theories of Inclusive Education
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Theories of Inclusive Education
A Student's Guide



© 2001 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`As a doctoral student, currently writing a dissertation which focuses on inclusive education, I found this an excellent supportive resource. It brings together the major theorists of the last 20 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. The inclusion of personal reflections greatly adds to the text, instilling a confidence in the student that there is value in being a person with a point of view. For me the publication of the book comes after my own critical analysis of the literature. From a purely selfish aspect, I wish it had been published earlier in my studies. An excellent resource that I would thoroughly recommend - Amazon Review

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.

 
PART ONE: ROUTES TO INCLUSION
 
Introduction
 
London 1978
 
Sheffield 2000
 
Constructing Difference and Difficulty
 
Exploring Perspectives on Inclusion
 
Some Key Perspectives
 
The Psycho-Medical Legacy
 
The Sociological Response
 
Curricular Approaches
 
School Improvement Strategies
 
Disability Studies Critique
 
Conclusion
Powerful Coalitions  
 
PART TWO: WRITERS ON INCLUSIVE EDUCATION
 
Mel Ainscow
 
Julie Allan
 
Colin Barnes
 
Len Barton
 
Douglas Biklen
 
Tony Booth
 
Peter Clough
 
Jenny Corbett
 
Mairian Corker
 
Harry Daniels
 
Alan Dyson
Lani Florian  
 
Sally French
 
Gillian Fulcher
 
Bob Lingard
 
Peter Mittler
 
Brahm Norwich
 
Mike Oliver
 
Patricia Potts
 
Sheila Riddell
 
Roger Slee
 
Sally Tomlinson
 
Klaus Wedell
 
Overview
 
PART THREE: LINKING THEORY WITH PRACTICE
 
Why Relate Theory to Practice
 
Developing an Inclusive Ethos
 
Mainstreaming Students with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome
 
The Philosophy, Policy and Management of Inclusion
 
Reconciling Policy and Practice in Inclusive Education
 
Inclusion in the Early Years Curriculum
 
Labelling and Social Exclusion
 
Gender and Special Education
 
Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and Social Exclusion
 
Inclusion and School Effectiveness
 
Inclusion
Raising Standards for All  
 
School Effectiveness
A Comparison Between Two Schools  
 
Curriculum and Pedagogy
 
The Literacy Hour
 
Curriculum and Pedagogy for Diversity
 
Continuing the Dialogue

This remains a core text in undrerstanding the development of inclusive education.

It is clearly and engagingly written

Dr Dominic Griffiths
Faculty of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University
May 19, 2015

A useful and engaging text that will inform and support students with their understanding of inclusive practice.

Ms Lis Bundock
Education, Brighton University
November 16, 2014

Creates links between theories and practices of numerous authors to help students gain a hollistic understanding of the area.

Mr Carl Longmore
Special needs and inclusion, Wolverhampton University
September 29, 2014

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.

Mr David Andrews
Education, Grantham College of Further Education
January 9, 2014

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.

Mrs Helen Middleton
Caring, Cardiff and Vale College
June 30, 2013

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