Confronting Obstacles to Inclusion: International responses to developing inclusive education by Richard RoseConfronting Obstacles to Inclusion: International responses to developing inclusive education by Richard Rose

Confronting Obstacles to Inclusion: International responses to developing inclusive education

EditorRichard Rose

Paperback | July 26, 2010

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Confronting Obstacles to Inclusionuniquely and comprehensively addresses interpretations of inclusive education by drawing upon the experiences and expertise of leading writers and academics who have direct experience of teaching and researching this area around the world.

This landmark publication combines theoretical chapters with practical material demonstrating how the theories can be put in to action in the classroom. The contributors, who all have regular contact with pupils and teachers in inclusive settings, provide a broad spectrum of ideas, examine a number of key themes and interpret these in an international context, such as:

  • the causes of exclusion, the obstacles to inclusion and how these can be overcome
  • supporting families
  • how we can learn from students
  • professional development
  • enhancing teaching and learning
  • support in the classroom.

This authoritative text will be of immense interest and use to practitioners, policy-makers, researchers and campaigners who are working towards a more equitable and inclusive society. Through a synthesis of theory and practice the book offers readers an opportunity to explore local, national and international perspectives and raises questions with regards to our current understanding of inclusion. Whilst the interrogation of the concept of inclusion is, in itself important, the book provides examples of professional approaches to the key questions which are currently challenging the education of a diverse range of learners.

Richard Roseis Director of the Centre for Education and Research at the University of Northampton, UK.
Title:Confronting Obstacles to Inclusion: International responses to developing inclusive educationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:July 26, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415493633

ISBN - 13:9780415493635

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Table of Contents

1. Understanding inclusion: interpretations, perspectives and culturesRichard Rose  Part 1: Causes of exclusion and obstacles to inclusion  2. Confronting Obstacles to Inclusion: How the US News Media Report Disability Beth Haller, Sue Ralph and Zosia Zaks  3. ¿They say the grass is blue¿ : Gypsies, Travellers and cultural dissonanceChris Derrington  4. Including "children with special needs" in the Indian education system: Negotiating a contested terrainNidhi Singal  Part 2: Supporting Families  5. Family Perspectives Parents in PartnershipMithu Alur  6. Supporting parents and families in the development of inclusive practice Garry Hornby  7. The Role of Schools in Establishing Home-School Partnerships Rob Ashdown  Part 3: Pupils as partners in inclusive education  8. Valuing and learning from young peopleMichael Shevlin 9. Engaging Young Children in Research about an Inclusion Project Phyllis Jones and Ann Gillies  10. Beyond tokenism? Participation and ¿voice¿ for pupils with significant learning difficultiesHazel Lawson  Part 4: Professional Development for Inclusion  11. Teacher Education for InclusionChris Forlin  12. Promoting teacher development for diversityLeena Kaikkonen 13. Teachers¿ professional learning and inclusive practiceLani Florian and Martyn Rouse  Part 5: Teaching and Learning 14. Developing Inclusive Approaches to Teaching and LearningMeng Deng  15. Overcoming barriers to the acquisition of literacy in 21stcentury inclusive classroomsTherese McPhillips, Sheena Bell & Mary Doveston 16. The Development of Inclusive Teaching and Learning ¿ a European Perspective?Amanda Watkins and Cor Meijer  Part 6: Support in the Classroom  17. Supporting Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms: Personnel and Peers Michael F. Giangreco, Erik W. Carter, Mary Beth Doyle & Jesse C. Suter  18. Identifying Core Competencies and Skills for Assistants: Implications for Training to Support Inclusive Classrooms¿ine O¿Neill 19. Classroom support for including Students with Challenging BehaviourSue Roffey  20. Building on ideas and maintaining a dialogue for changeRichard Rose

Editorial Reviews

"I can foresee students valuing the blend of theory and practice since for some students there is a tension between the pursuit of an academic course and their desire for practical strategies and examples." - Sue Pearson, University of Sheffield  "Few books take such a diverse perspective. There is a move to look beyond the traditional sources of information and experience in the field of special education." - David Mc Keon, Lecturer in Education, Church of Ireland College of Education "One of the strengths of this publication is its attempt to examine inclusion from a number of perspectives including that of students with special educational needs (SEN) where student ¿agency¿ is equated with developing inclusive learning environments¿Of particular interest is the emphasis placed on developing teachers¿ attitudes towards inclusion above delivering information relating solely to special needs." - Deirdre Walshe, REACH Jounral of Special Needs Education in Ireland