This invaluable text draws together an impressive selection of articles on inclusion from a broad base to bring clarity and lucidity to a complicated subject. Whilst the majority of available texts deal with inclusive education within narrow parameters, this book aims to extend our understanding of inclusion by discussing issues of race, social disadvantage, gender and other factors. It successfully integrates rigorous theorising and sound empirical research with clear, accessible and practical guidance for the practitioner.
The book has eighteen chapters divided into key topic areas such as:
* concepts and contexts
* gender, race, disability and social class
* action in schools
* promoting and managing systemic change.
Each chapter ends with questions and issues for onward reflection. The book also includes an annotated list of further reading designed to prompt readers to develop their own successful systematic research. This is an important and useful text for postgraduate students, researchers, academics and policy makers in education.
Table of Contents
1. In Search of Inclusion Part 1: Concepts and Context 2. Inclusive Education: The Ideals and the Practice 3. Inclusive Practice: What, Why and How? 4. Inclusive Education: Are There Limits? Part 2: Gender, Race, Disability, Poverty, Social Class 5. Pupils' Perspectives on Their Education 6. Social Background and Achievement 7. The Context: A Problem of Gender 8. Connecting the Disconnected: Exploring Issues of Gender, Race and SEN within an Inclusive Context Part 3: Exclusion From School: Problems and Challenges 9. The Challenge of Truancy and School Absenteeism 10. School Exclusions in the UK: Numbers, Trends and Variations Part 4: Action in Schools 11. Adapting Curriculum and Instruction 12. Policies for Positive Behaviour Management 13. Peer and Cross-age Tutoring and Mentoring Schemes Part 5: Promoting and Managing Systemic Change in Schools 14. Standards for Inclusion: Self-monitoring for School Improvement 15. Virginia Woolf High School 16. The Tide has Turned: A Case-study of One Inner City LEA Moving Towards Inclusion Part 6: Post-School 17. Transition from School: How can it be Improved? 18. Everybody In? The Experience of Disabled Students in Further Education 19. Inclusive Education in Universities: Why it is Important and How it can be Achieved?