This highly practical book presents an in-depth look at how to tackle inclusion in schools. With frank and essential advice on subjects such as gender and race differences to issues of disability and intelligence, it offers everyone involved in educating children the tools to provide a fair, effective and powerful education for all, giving them the best start possible. The book also includes a useful overview of common learning difficulties and medical conditions, with valuable tips and contacts.
Rosemary Sage is Deputy Director of CIREA (Centre for Innovation in Raising Educational Achievement) at the University of Leicester. She is a qualified speech and language therapist, psychologist and teacher who has worked in many educational and medical contexts.
Introduction; Chapter 1: What is difference?; Chapter 2: What are personality and intelligence differences?; Chapter 3: What are social class, gender and race differences?; Chapter 4: What are disabilities and learning difficulties?; Chapter 5: What key skills support learning? Chapter 6: What approaches support learning?; Appendix 1: Approaches to developing communication and learning; Appendix 2: Information processing quiz; Appendix 3: Solutions to Miller's puzzle; Appendix 4: Common learning difficulties and medical conditions in children; Appendix 5: Organizing learning: a brief history; References; Index.