Inclusion and Diversity in Education (Sage Library of Educational Thought & Practice)

Inclusion and Diversity in Education (Sage Library of Educational Thought & Practice)

By: Gary Thomas (editor), Peter Hick (editor)Hardback

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This four-volume set brings together seminal articles and key writings on the theme of inclusion and diversity in education. The collection takes disability and special educational need as a starting point from which to develop a broader focus on a range of themes relating to learners who may be marginalised from educational opportunities. This includes for example members of minority ethnic communities, students excluded from schools or who are 'looked after' in public care, and other dimensions of exclusion arising from social class, gender or sexuality. The starting point for understanding inclusive education lies in social justice perspectives, and this forms the basis for the first volume. Volumes two and three focus on research aimed at developing more inclusive practices both at the levels of schools and school systems, and at the levels of inclusive pedagogy, enacted in the classroom and through the curriculum. Volume four reflects the range of voices in research on inclusive education, drawing on traditionally marginalised voices and those of learners in particular. Three cross-cutting themes are represented across all four volumes: - A chronological approach, showing how key concepts and perspectives have developed in each area of the literature. - Identified groups of learners - developing more nuanced readings of how processes of exclusion and inclusion intersect dimensions such as disability, class and race - Contexts for learning - such as urban education and global or comparative perspectives.

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Gary Thomas is a professor of education at the University of Birmingham. His teaching and research have focused on inclusion, special education and research methodology in education, with a particular focus on case study. He has co-edited the International Journal of Research and Method in Education and the British Educational Research Journal and is currently executive editor of Educational Review.


VOLUME 1 The Concept of Oppression and the Development of a Social Theory of Disability - P. Abberley Synthesis of Research on Compensatory and Remedial Education - L. W. Anderson and L. O. Pellicer The Repetition of Exclusion - J. Allan Inclusion as Social Justice: Critical notes on discourses, assumptions, and the road ahead - A.J. Artiles, N. Harris-Murri and D. Rostenberg The Historical Development of Special Education: Humanitarian rationality or 'wild profusion of entangled events'? - F. Armstrong Education Markets, Choice and Social Class: The market as a class strategy in the UK and the USA - S. J. Ball Competition, Selection and Inclusive Education: Some observations - L. Barton and R. Slee Normalisation, Needs and Schools - S. Carson Routes to Inclusion - P. Clough Pseudo-science and Dividing Practices: A genealogy of the first educational provision for pupils with learning difficulties - I. Copeland Special Education for the Mildly Retarded - is much of it Justifiable? - L.M. Dunn Reframing Justice in a Globalizing World - N. Fraser Reviewing the Literature on Integration - S. Hegarty The Process of Reconstruction: An overview - G. Leyden The Acquisition of a Child by a Learning Disability - R.P. McDermott Changing the Way We Think About Kids with Disabilities: A conversation with Tom Hehir - E. Miller Disability, Education and the Discourses of Justice - F. Rizvi and B. Lingard Driven to the Margins: Disabled students, inclusive schooling and the politics of possibility - R. Slee Witnessing Brown: Pursuit of an equity agenda in American education - A. Smith and E. B. Kozleski Inclusive Education: The ideals and the practice - G. Thomas, D. Walker and J. Webb Why a Sociology of Special Education - S. Tomlinson Brown vs. Board of Education - E. Warren VOLUME 2 Developing Inclusive Education Systems: What are the levers for change? - M. Ainscow Inclusion and the Standards Agenda: Negotiating policy pressures in England - M. Ainscow, T. Booth and A. Dyson The Politics of Official Knowledge: Does a national curriculum make sense? - M. Apple Reinventing 'Inclusion': New Labour and the cultural politics of special education - D. Armstrong Learning in Inclusive Education Research: Re-mediating theory and methods with a transformative agenda. - A.J. Artiles, E. Kozleski, S. Dorn and C. Christensen Inclusion in Action: An in-depth case study of an effective inclusive secondary school in the south-west of England - E. Avramidis, P. Bayliss and R. Burden Getting Started - D. Biklen The Development of Young Children's Ethnic Identities: Implications for early years practice - P. Connolly A Critical Examination of Special Education Programs - F. Christoplos and P. Renz Gender and Learning: Equity, equality and pedagogy - H. Daniels and A. Creese Making the Ordinary School Special - T. Dessent The Puzzle of Inclusion: A case study of autistic students in the life of one high school - P. M. Ferguson Persistent Absence from School and Exclusion from School: The predictive power of school and community variables - D. Galloway, R. Martin and B. Wilcox Education Policy as an act of White Supremacy: Whiteness, critical race theory and education reform - D. Gillborn Deviance and Education - D.H. Hargreaves, S.K. Hestor, and F.J. Mellor Effective Inclusive Schools: A study in two countries - M. Rouse and I. Florian Met Cognition and Passing: strategic interactions in the lives of students with learning disabilities - R. Rueda and H. Mehan Learning Disabilities as Sociologic Sponge - G. M. Senf The Special Education Paradox: Equity as the way to excellence - T. M. Skrtic Excluding the Included: A reconsideration of inclusive education - R. Slee and J. Allan The Place and The People - G. Thomas, D. Walker and J. Webb Street Level Bureaucrats and Institutional Innovation: Implementing special education reform - R.A. Weatherley and M. Lipsky Quality and Inequality in Children's Literacy: The effects of families, schools and communities - J. D. Willms VOLUME 3 Making Sense of the Development of Inclusive Practices - M. Ainscow, A.J. Howes, P. Farrell and J. Frankham Foucault and Special Educational Needs: A 'box of tools' for analysing children's experiences of mainstreaming - J. Allan Differential Diagnosis - Prescriptive Teaching: A critical appraisal - J.A. Arter and J.R. Jenkins Inclusion Power and Community: Teachers and students interpret the language of community in an inclusion classroom - R. Berry Embracing the Faith, Including the Community? - T. Booth Psychological Theory and the Study of Learning Disabilities - A.L. Brown and J.C. Campione The Learning Disabilities Test Battery: Empirical and social issues - G. Coles Teaching Approaches which Support Inclusive Education: A connective pedagogy - J. Corbett The Silenced Dialogue: Power and pedagogy in educating other people's children - L.D. Delpit Making Space in the Standards Agenda: Developing inclusive practices in schools - A. Dyson, F. Gallannaugh and A. Millward The scientific Knowledge Base of Special Education: Do we know what we think we know? - D.J. Gallagher Extending Inclusive Opportunities - M.F. Giangreco Introducing Innovative Thinking - S. Hart To Summarise - J. Holt Skills Management Systems: A critique - D.D. Johnson and P.D. Pearson How Specialized is Teaching Children with Disabilities and Difficulties? - B. Norwich and A. Lewis A 'Turbulent' City: Mobility and social inclusion - P. Potts The High/Scope Preschool Curriculum Comparison Study through Age 23 - L.J. Schweinhart and D.P. Weikart Pedagogy and Dialogue - D. Skidmore Race and Special Education - S. Tomlinson In Search of Inclusive Pedagogies: The role of experience and symbolic representation in cognition - T. Wrigley VOLUME 4 Encounters with Exclusion through Disability Arts - J. Allan Special Education's Changing Identity: Paradoxes and dilemmas in views of culture and space - A.J. Artiles Research and Practice: The need for alternative perspectives - L. Barton 'SEN', Inclusion and the Elision of 'Failure' - S. Benjamin Effects of Resources, Inequality, and Privilege Bias on Achievement: Country, school, and student level analyses - M.M. Chiu and L. Khoo Problems of Identity and Method in the Investigation of Special Educational Needs - P. Clough How the West Indian Child is Made Educationally Subnormal in the British School System - B. Coard The Masculine Habitus as 'Distributed Cognition': A case study of 5- to 6 year old boys in an English inner-city, multi-ethnic primary school - P. Connolly Maintaining Underclasses via Contrastive Judgement: Can inclusive education ever happen? - H. Cremin and G. Thomas Beyond Special Education: Towards a quality system for all students - A. Gartner and D. Lipsky Supporting the Development of More Inclusive Practices Using the Index for Inclusion - P. Hick Integration, Italian style - M. Johnson Special Education for the Mentally Handicapped - A Paradox - O.G. Johnson 'And When Did You Last See Your Father?' Exploring the views of children with learning difficulties/disabilities - A. Lewis The Cultural Work of Learning Disabilities - R. McDermott, S. Goldman and H. Varenne The Professional-lay Relationship: A Victorian legacy - E. Midwinter Does Special Education have a Role to Play in the Twenty-first Century? - M. Oliver The Discursive Practice of Learning Disability: Implications for instruction and parent-school relations - K. Reid and J. Valle Thinking about Inclusion: Whose reason? What evidence? - G. Thomas and G. Glenny The Expansion of Special Education - S. Tomlinson

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/11/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412947091
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1770
  • ID: 9781412947091
  • weight: 2971
  • ISBN10: 141294709X

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