Special Education and School Reform in the United States and Britain: SPECIAL EDUCATION & SCHOOL REF by Maggie MclaughlinSpecial Education and School Reform in the United States and Britain: SPECIAL EDUCATION & SCHOOL REF by Maggie Mclaughlin

Special Education and School Reform in the United States and Britain: SPECIAL EDUCATION & SCHOOL REF

EditorMaggie Mclaughlin, Martyn Rouse

Paperback | November 12, 1999

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This book is about how special education policy and practice is being negotiated within the context of educational reform in two countries.
The political climate of recent years in both Britain and the USA led to many changes along similar lines, with a move towards placing greater power and choice in the hands of those individuals with special educational needs.
Each chapter provides an overview and comparative analysis of the origins and evolution of specific educational reforms in the USA and the UK. The themes explored include:
*providing parents with greater choice
*decentralising decision making
*making the whole curriculum available to all
*accountability
*funding the necessary changes.
Title:Special Education and School Reform in the United States and Britain: SPECIAL EDUCATION & SCHOOL REFFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.6 inPublished:November 12, 1999Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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ISBN - 10:0415197570

ISBN - 13:9780415197571

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In the education system, the needs for special education students is not always met. Many parents have to fight long and hard to get the proper education for their children. Special Education and School Reform in the United States and Britain examines the changing policies in two countries and the similarities and differences between the two. Readers will learn about the evolution of specific educational reforms, the greater choice parents now have, decentralized decision making and making curriculum available to all students.  

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"The authors of this volume provide provocative cross-national perspectives on the current situation and raise awareness of issues and tensions involved in school reform, thus setting the stage for what is yet needed: a growing and significant critical scrutiny and challenge of the basic premises and assumptions underlying contemporary school reform."-Comparative Education Review "The authors of this volume provide provocative cross-national perspectives on the current situation and raise awareness of issues and tensions involved in school reform, thus setting the stage for what is yet needed: a growing and significant critical scrutiny and challenge of the basic premises and assumptions underlying contemporary school reform. The message here is that other nations would do well to heed the lessons learned and described in the U.S. and British context and to undertake a way forward that is informed by a more analytical and challenging path that is not blind to the current hegemonic discourse of school effectiveness.."-Comparative Educational Review, November 2001