`The issues which the editor of the book brings together are really major concerns in the present changing educational scenario. The noteworthy aspect of the book is that each chapter includes a number of study activities which would enable readers to relate ideas under discussion to their own professional contents... the book could be useful for planners and policy makers, and serve as a resource book for persons who are concerned for education of all children in a social setting' - Journal of Education Planning and Administration
Bringing together many professional perspectives on inclusive education, this book explains: policy changes and the role of curriculum and resources in realizing the ideal of inclusion. It reviews different approaches to educational management; and looks at the history of management in special education.
The contributions reflect a period of transition from the special and segregated practices of 20 years ago, to the more intergrated developments of the 1980s, and the wider discourse about `inclusive' education.
Peter Clough is Honorary Professor of Education at the University of Sheffield. Peter taught English and Drama, in the 1970s, in London and later in a number of special schools. His research interests include the use of narrative and fictional writing in research and research report. Peter has taught Inclusive Education and Early Childhood Education at the University of Sheffield, has been Professor of Inclusive Education at Queen's Belfast and at Liverpool Hope, and Research Fellow at the University of Chester. Peter is an Honorary Professor at the School of Education, University of Sheffield, where he teaches Masters and Doctoral students. Amongst over 50 publications focusing on equality, inclusion difference, and teachers' lives are several books published with Sage.
Introduction - Peter Clough What's Special about Inclusion? PART ONE: FROM POLICY... Educational Leadership and Management - Hugh Busher Contexts, Theory and Practice Changing Faces, Changing Places - Derrick Armstrong Policy Routes to Inclusion Curricula, `Management' and Special and Inclusive Education - Felicity Armstrong Resourcing Inclusive Education - Alan Marsh The Real Economics Markets, Managerialism and Inclusive Education - Len Barton PART TWO: ...TO EXPERIENCE Included from the Start? Managing Early Years Settings for All - Elaine Herbert Inclusion, the Code of Practice and the Role of the SENCO - Caroline Roaf Interagency Work in the Management of Inclusive Education - Caroline Roaf The Future of Support Services - Martin Desforges Issues for Management PART THREE: RESPONSE Managing to Include? Rights, Responsibilities and Respect - Cathy Nutbrown