Inclusive education is complex, multi-faceted and ever-changing and to date there has been no fixed definition of what is meant by the term `inclusion', leading to confusion about what inclusive education actually means in practice.
This key text introduces readers to the underlying knowledge and wider complexities of inclusion and explores how this can relate to practice. Considering inclusion as referring to all learners, it surveys the concept of inclusive practice in its broadest sense and examines its implementation in a variety of educational institutions.
Throughout the book, international contributors consider this broader concept to critically evaluate the realities of practically implementing inclusive objectives. Each chapter assesses key theories and concepts alongside a range of examples to encourage students to think critically and reappraise their own experience as learners.
Key topics covered include:
* studying the definition of inclusion
* the relevance of pedagogy in inclusive practice
* how to lead and manage for inclusion
* the issue of inclusion in early years, primary, secondary and post-16 settings
* inclusive practice for families
* international perspectives on inclusive practice.
Fully illustrated with tasks, case studies, discussion questions and recommended reading, Inclusive Education is essential reading for second and third year students looking to extend their research and writing, and to develop their critical and reflective thinking.
Zeta Brown is Lecturer in Childhood, Family and Community Studies in the Institute of Education, University of Wolverhampton, UK, and a member of the British Educational Studies Association Executive Committee.
Series Editor's Preface STEPHEN WARD Introduction ZETA BROWN Section one The wider complexities of inclusive practice 1 Inclusion: defining definitions? ALAN HODKINSON AND PHILIP VICKERMAN 2 Pedagogy for inclusion? TUNDE ROZSAHEGYI AND MIKE LAMBERT 3 Leading and managing for inclusion JO WINWOOD 4 Students as core: A time for change in the higher education discourse of 'Widening participation' and `Inclusion' SUANNE GIBSON 5 Inclusive practice for families KAY BENNETT, SARAH MANDER AND LYNN RICHARDS Section two Inclusion through the stages of learning 6 Inclusive practice in the Early Education ZETA BROWN AND IOANNA PALAIOLOGOU 7 Primary teachers' perspectives on implementing the inclusion agenda ZETA BROWN 8 Inclusive practice in secondary education GAVIN RHOADES 9 Post-16 Education and issues of inclusion TRACEY EDWARDS AND GRAHAM JONES 10 From elitist to inclusive higher education STEPHANIE BREWSTER Section three Inclusive practice: international perspectives 11 Diversity in Greece: Equity, access and inclusion issues NEKTARIA PALAIOLOGOU AND IOANNA PALAIOLOGOU 12 Inclusion and inclusive practice in Australia CATHERINE MEEHAN 13 Inclusive practice in Montserrat Caribbean: natural disaster experiences VERNICE CLARICE BARNES 14 Inclusive Practice Post Conflict: An Exploration of Examples from Liberia VERNICE CLARICE BARNES