Understanding and engaging critically with the field of special educational needs and disability (SEND) is a difficult task. However, the new edition of this bestselling book continues to help students contextualize SEND in relation to historical, ideological and political developments as well as support them in developing a critical understanding of the complexities associated with inclusion.
Completely up to date with recent legislation such as the SEND Code of Practice (2014) there are case studies, reflections and activities which will help students question practice they have seen and experienced.
Covering the 0-25 age range this book is suitable for all those working with children and young people across education, health and social work.
Alan Hodkinson was for many years a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) and senior manager in the primary school sector. Currently, he is an Associate Professor, in the Centre for Culture and Disability Studies at Liverpool Hope University.
CONTEXTUALISING SEN AND DISABILITIES Introducing SEN Principles of SEN: Theoretical Perspectives Disability: Explanatory Beginnings HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES OF SEN AND INCLUSION The Development of SEN: From Benevolent Humanitarianism to the Halfway House of Integration The Emergence of Inclusive Education: From Humble Beginnings OPERATIONALISING SEN AND INCLUSION Current Legislation Governing SEN and Inclusion Multi-agency Working International Perspectives on SEN and Inclusive Education Conclusions