Dilemmas of Difference, Inclusion and Disability: International Perspectives and Future Directions by Brahm NorwichDilemmas of Difference, Inclusion and Disability: International Perspectives and Future Directions by Brahm Norwich

Dilemmas of Difference, Inclusion and Disability: International Perspectives and Future Directions

byBrahm NorwichEditorBrahm Norwich

Paperback | November 26, 2007

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**Shortlisted for the nasen Special Educational Needs Academic Book award 2008**

Inclusion has become very influential internationally in the field of schooling. This has involved the introduction of policies that pursue more provision for, and acceptance of, students with special educational needs or disabilities in ordinary school settings. However, these policies represent different and often conflicting values and approaches to education.

The basic dilemma of difference is whether to recognise or not to recognise differences, as either way there are negative implications or risks associated with stigma, devaluation, rejection or denial of relevant opportunities. This is the first book to examine ideas about these dilemmas from a range of disciplines and fields about the nature and origins of such dilemmas as they apply to special and inclusive education. In particular these dilemmas are about:

  • identification ¿ whether to identify students as having special educational needs / disabilities or not?
  • curriculum ¿ how much of a common curriculum is relevant to these students?
  • placement ¿ can appropriate learning can take place in ordinary schools and classes or not?

This ground-breaking book examines professional educators and administrators at national and local authority level across three countries ¿ England, USA and the Netherlands ¿ and questions how they recognise tensions or dilemmas in responding to student differences. Of interest to researchers, students, academics and professionals, this study will provide a much needed, balanced and powerful contribution to the inclusion debate.

Title:Dilemmas of Difference, Inclusion and Disability: International Perspectives and Future DirectionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.6 inPublished:November 26, 2007Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415398479

ISBN - 13:9780415398473

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Background Theoretical, Policy and Research Considerations  3. The International Study and its Policy Context  4. The US Study  5. The UK Study  6. The Netherlands Study  7. Comparative Aspects  8. Conclusions and Discussion