Teaching and Learning in Diverse and Inclusive Classrooms: Key Issues for New Teachers by Gill RichardsTeaching and Learning in Diverse and Inclusive Classrooms: Key Issues for New Teachers by Gill Richards

Teaching and Learning in Diverse and Inclusive Classrooms: Key Issues for New Teachers

byGill RichardsEditorFelicity Armstrong

Hardcover | November 29, 2010

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How can you develop effective teaching strategies so thatallthe children in your classroom are included in meaningful and enriching learning experiences?

What can you do to help young people from diverse backgrounds achieve their full potential?

Addressing the wide variety of issues of diversity and inclusion routinely encountered in today's classrooms, this comprehensive text provides both a theoretical background and practical strategies.

Chapters from leading figures on inclusive education present and analyse the latest debates, research studies and current initiatives, including considerations for teaching and learning and concluding with key questions for reflection and additional resources.

Moving beyond simple theory about diversity, to what this means for real teachers' practice, the contributions focus on issues relating to values and professional practice for teachers, emphasising inclusive approaches and the importance of understanding the perspectives of learners. Topics discussed include:

  • understanding inclusive education
  • ethnic and cultural diversity
  • challenging behaviour
  • bullying
  • gender identity and sexuality
  • gifted and talented learners
  • traveller children
  • special educational needs
  • collaborative working in schools
  • the perspective of parents.

Designed to stimulate and strengthen teachers' professional understanding, the book also reflects on legislative duties, personal values and the importance of listening to the voice of individuals who experience disadvantage in educational settings.

Teaching and Learning in Diverse and Inclusive Classroomsis a key resource for teachers, supporting their learning throughout their initial training and early professional development. It will also be of interest to more experienced teachers interested in diversity and inclusion, particularly those mentoring NQTs through their induction and Masters level studies.

Gill Richardsis Director of Professional Development at the School of Education, Nottingham Trent University. She teaches on the MA in Inclusive Education at NTU and delivers the new National Award for SEN Co-ordination and CPD courses for teachers, in partnership with Nottinghamshire Local Authority.Felicity Armstrongis Professor of E...
Title:Teaching and Learning in Diverse and Inclusive Classrooms: Key Issues for New TeachersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:November 29, 2010Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041556462X

ISBN - 13:9780415564625

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Table of Contents

IntroductionFelicity Armstrong and Gill Richards 1. Inclusive Education: school cultures, teaching and learning Felicity Armstrong 2. Half a Million Unseen, Half a Million Unheard: Inclusion for gender identity and sexual identity Marjorie Smith 3. What we know about bullyingNeil Duncan 4. Supporting Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupilsChris Derrington 5. The influence of gender in the classroom: How boys and girls learnSteve Bartlett and Diana Burton 6. Not in my image â Personalisation and Ethnic Diversity in the classroomRaphael Richards 7. Invisibility and Otherness: asylum-seeking and refugee students in the classroomMano Candappa 8. I feel confident about teaching but âSENâ scares me. Moving from anxiety to confidenceGill Richards 9. Inclusive education and gifted and talented provisionRoger Moltzen 10. Challenging students, challenging settingsJackie Scruton 11. Teachers Working with Teaching AssistantsVikki Anderson 12. Including parents with disabled childrenMichele Moore 13. Working with the âexpertsâ: working in partnership with other education professionalsAlison Patterson 14. Disability, human rights and inclusive education, and why inclusive education is the only educational philosophy and practice that makes sense in today's worldRichard Rieser