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Moderate Learning Difficulties and the Future of Inclusion - Prof. Brahm Norwich

Moderate Learning Difficulties and the Future of Inclusion

Hardcover Published: 1st December 2004
ISBN: 9780415319744
Number Of Pages: 208

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Children with mild to moderate learning difficulties (MLD) make up the largest sub-group of children requiring special educational needs, and yet they are often neglected in terms of research and in their influence on future Government policy directions. The authors of this book, developed out of a Nuffield Foundation research project, have listened to and considered the perspectives of children with moderate learning difficulties in relation to: * Their educational provision * Their feelings about the labels that are used for them * Issues around their identity and self-perception * The way they feel about social interaction and bullying. The authors weave their findings into a wider review of current research in the MLD field and use a range of perspectives in the book, from the professional, to psychological and sociological. They raise issues about the extent of future inclusion for the remaining groups of pupils with MLD in special schools, and discuss various options for future policyand practice. Students, researchers and academics who are active in the field of inclusive education will find this an insightful and comprehensive text.

Introduction
Are there children with MLD: categories, history and current issues?
MLD and inclusion: curriculum, teaching and inclusion issues
Children's perspectives on their special provision
Perceptions of self and of labels
Social interaction, acceptance and bullying pupils with MLD
Survey of LEA policy and practice for moderate learning difficulties
The future for children with MLD: as a special educational need or not?
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ISBN: 9780415319744
ISBN-10: 0415319749
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st December 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.03 x 15.8  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1