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Actively Seeking Inclusion : Pupils with Special Needs in Mainstream Schools - Julie Allan

Actively Seeking Inclusion

Pupils with Special Needs in Mainstream Schools

Paperback Published: 1st March 1999
ISBN: 9780750707367
Number Of Pages: 160

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Using the accounts of mainstream pupils and pupils with SEN, the author explores the pupils' identities and experiences in relation to each other. In particular, mainstream pupils often function as "deciders" with regard to the inclusion of pupils with special educational needs. The research also shows how the pupils with SEN actively challenge these decisions and seek to influence perceptions of themselves and their inclusion experiences through the "practices of self". It argues that existing research has tended to focus upon the practices of integration and inclusion, without much attention being paid to what inclusion means to young people. Strategies for inclusion have to take into account both mainstream and SEN pupils, if they are to have a chance of succeeding. The research presented in this book should prove of value in helping teachers achieve inclusion in the classroom.

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Series Editor's Prefacep. viii
Introductionp. 1
Wandering Voices and Shifting Identitiesp. 7
Foucault's 'box of tools'p. 18
Mainstream Pupils: Inclusion Gatekeepersp. 31
Transgressive Practices: Shaping the Selfp. 46
In Need of Support? Transgression and the Teacherp. 60
On the Recordp. 72
Between Two Worldsp. 88
Gender and Sexualityp. 99
Inclusion as Ethical Work on Ourselvesp. 111
Referencesp. 127
Indexp. 142
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ISBN: 9780750707367
ISBN-10: 0750707364
Series: Studies in Inclusive Education
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st March 1999
Publisher: FALMER PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.88  x 0.84
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1