What are the experiences of children and young people?
How can we think about the challenges they face?
What systems and practices can support them?
How can we develop greater equality, participation and inclusion across diverse settings?
This second edition of Equality, Participation and Inclusion 1: Diverse Perspectives is the first of two Readers aimed at people with an interest in issues of equality, participation and inclusion for children and young people. This first Reader focuses in particular on the diverse perspectives held by different practitioners and stakeholders.
Comprising readings taken from the latest research in journal articles, newly commissioned chapters, as well as several chapters from the first edition that retain particular relevance, this fully updated second edition has broadened its focus to consider a greater diversity of perspectives. Whilst exploring how we think about the experiences of children and young people across a range of contexts it maintains a subtle, underlying emphasis upon education and the experiences of disabled people.
Drawing on the writing of academics, practitioners, children and young people, and people who have experienced exclusion, this book is a rich resource for students and practitioners who are interested in thinking about how inequality and exclusion are experienced, and how they can be challenged. Much of the material reflects on lived experiences and life stories, and will be of particular interest to those working in education, health, youth and community work, youth justice and social services, as well as to families and advocates.
Jonathan Rix is Senior Lecturer in inclusion, curriculum and learning at The Open University, UK. Melanie Nind is Professor of Education at Southampton University, UK. Kieron Sheehy is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Childhood Development at The Open University, UK. Katy Simmons is a Lecturer in inclusive and special education in the Centre for Curriculum and Teaching Studies at The Open University, UK. Christopher Walsh is a Senior Lecturer in educational ICT and professional development at The Open University, UK.
1. Introduction: Another point of view Jonathan Rix, Christopher Walsh, John Parry and Rajni Kumrai Part 1: Looking back: A personal experience 2. Mabel Cooper's life story Mabel Cooper 3. `The stairs didn't go anywhere': a self-advocate's reflections on specialised services and their impact on people with disabilities Michael F. Giangreco 4. `Race', gender and educational desire Heidi Safia Mirza 5. Brushed behind the bike shed: working-class lesbians' experiences of school Yvette Taylor Part 2: Looking forwards: The development of new thinking 6. Has classroom teaching served its day? Donald McIntyre 7. The politics of education for all Len Barton 8. Why it remains important to take children's rights seriously Michael Freeman 9. Youth participation in the UK:Bureaucratic disaster or triumph of child rights? Emily Middleton Part 3: Looking from within: Barriers and opportunities 10. Social model or unsociable muddle? Richard Light 11. Including all of our lives: renewing the social model of disability Liz Crow 12. Children's experiences of disability: pointers to a social model of childhood disability' Clare Connors and Kirsten Stalker 13. Towards an affirmation model of disability John Swain and Sally French 14. The news of inclusive education: a narrative analysis Bruce Dorries and Beth Haller 15. Guardians of tradition: presentations of inclusion in three introductory special education textbooks Nancy Rice 16. Transcending transculturalism? Race, ethnicity and health-care Lorraine Culley 17. Countering the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder epidemic: a question of ethics? Linda J. Graham Part 4: Looking from within: The experience of inclusion 18. Inclusion in mainstream classrooms: experiences of deaf pupils Joy Jarvis, Alessandra Iantaffi and Indra Sinka 19. Voices on: teachers and teaching assistants talk about inclusion Pat Sikes, Hazel Lawson and Maureen Parker 20. Lessons from the 1%: children with labels of severe disabilities and their peers as architects of inclusive education Judy K.C. Bentley Part 5: Looking around us: A broader experience 21. Children's "social capital": implications for health and well-being Virginia Morrow 22. Taking looked after children's views into account on a day-to-day level: the perceptions and experiences of children and social workers Children in Scotland 23. Aversive disablism: subtle prejudice toward disabled people Mark Deal 24. A Collective Model of difference Jonathan Rix and Kieron Sheehy