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Positive Alternatives to Exclusion - Paul Cooper

Positive Alternatives to Exclusion

By: Paul Cooper (Editor), Susan Hart (Editor), Mary Jane Drummond (Editor), Jane Lovey (Editor), Colleen McLaughlin (Editor)

Paperback Published: 24th August 2000
ISBN: 9780415197588
Number Of Pages: 240

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Positive Alternatives to School Exclusion looks at what schools can do to build more harmonious communities and engage students - particularly those at risk of exclusion - more productively in all areas of school life. It describes the Positive Alternatives to School Exclusion Project, a multi-phase, collaborative initiative based at the School of Education, University of Cambridge.
Drawing on the perspectives of staff and pupils, the authors provide detailed case studies of the approaches and strategies being adopted in a variety of settings (primary, secondary and FE) to foster inclusion and reduce and prevent exclusion. It also identifies a number of different frameworks, drawn from the case studies, which can be used by practitioners working in other settings to support their own reflection and development work. Particular importance is placed, throughout the book, on valuing the domain of personal experience in the life of the school community. The authors explore this theme in detail, suggesting ways in which it might become a priority focus of further development work in schools.

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Winner of the 2001 TES-NASEN Academic Book Award 'The book offers something to everyone. It reports an interesting research project in a way which is academically reputable, yet is written in an accessible style. It deals with the immediate issues facing schools and teachers and presents case studies to which practitioners can relate.' - Alan Dyson, Chair of the NASEN of Judging Panel 2001

'This will have been of immense value to schools involved, and the findings should be more widely useful.' - Gary Thomas, Times Educational Supplement

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Acknowledgements
Introducing the Positive Alternatives to School Exclusion projectp. 1
Anne Fine primary schoolp. 22
Virginia Woolf High School (1)p. 53
Virginia Woolf High School (2)p. 74
T. S. Eliot High Schoolp. 91
Ogden Nash upper schoolp. 109
William Shakespeare upper schoolp. 131
Rudyard Kipling Further Education Collegep. 153
Using insights from the case studies: frameworks for understanding and developing practicep. 166
Making human sense: the importance of personal experiencep. 185
Research as developmentp. 196
Endnote: looking forwardp. 218
Notep. 220
Referencesp. 221
Indexp. 225
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ISBN: 9780415197588
ISBN-10: 0415197589
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 24th August 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.34  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1

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