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Special Education Reformed : Inclusion - Beyond Rhetoric? - Harry Daniels

Special Education Reformed

Inclusion - Beyond Rhetoric?

By: Harry Daniels (Editor)

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Published: 18th November 1999
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In this volume, a respected group of researchers and practitioners, who share concerns for equity and excellence in education, write about their thoughts and concerns for the future of special needs education. They bring different perspectives on the value base which underpins current practice; they explore some of the pedagogic concerns which are raised by practices of inclusion; they reflect on different aspects of the processes of collaboration which may well be of considerable importance in the development of inclusive practice; and they consider the position of pressure groups in the promotion of inclusive practice. The concept of the welfare state is undergoing scrutiny and questioning; there is a growth in the level of unease surrounding questions of effectiveness with respect to current equality of opportunity policy; there is international concern about the conditions and processes of social exclusion and the prospects for social cohesion. It therefore seems timely and appropriate to ask searching questions about the material conditions which are likely to face children who get "included" and the prospects for the creation of more inclusive schooling.

List of figures and tablesp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Valuesp. 3
Inclusion in Education: From Concepts, Values and Critique to Practicep. 5
In Search of a Working Concept of 'Quality': Control and the Consumerp. 31
Issues of Equity in Special Needs Education as Seen From the Perspective of Genderp. 47
Pedagogic Concernsp. 67
Evidence-Based Practice: How Will We Know What Works? An International Perspectivep. 69
Questioning, Understanding and Supporting the Inclusive Schoolp. 85
Reaching Out to All Learners: Some Opportunities and Challengesp. 101
Baseline Assessment: How Can It Help?p. 123
Transition: How Can It Be Improved?p. 138
Individuals and Groups: Learning Togetherp. 155
Multidisciplinary Work: Challenges and Possibilitiesp. 157
Supporting Collaborative Problem-Solving in Schoolsp. 173
School Support Services and School Improvementp. 187
Peer and Cross-Age Tutoring and Mentoring Schemesp. 204
Pressure Groupsp. 223
Parents' Organizations: Single Interest or Common Good?p. 225
Inclusion and the Role of the Voluntary Sectorp. 241
Parents, Legislation and Inclusionp. 255
Notes on Contributorsp. 268
Indexp. 273
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ISBN: 9780750708937
ISBN-10: 075070893X
Series: New Millennium Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 18th November 1999
Publisher: FALMER PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1