'This book is about putting the theory of effective management and leadership into practice in the constantly changing context of meeting the complex needs of children and young people...It is an excellent resource for those who work in, or who aspire to work in, children's services, education or multidisciplinary settings, at managerial or leadership level' - British Journal of Special Education
This book is a guide to special and inclusive education and provides a comprehensive overview of this complex field. The author examines context, policy and practice, and shows how to successfully navigate the managerial challenges involved, while contributing to the way forward through leadership in a diverse field.
The author considers the present inclusion imperative with its implications for strategic leadership, planning and provision. He presents an inclusive style of leadership for an integrative management of individual differences in education, as well as a critical review of managing inclusive learning and teaching in school contexts.
Written for aspiring and practising school leaders, this book is essential for those with responsibility for inclusion, school leaders in special schools, SENCOs, SEN advisors, and students on SEN management CPD or NPQH courses.
Steve Rayner is Professor of Leadership and Diversity in Education. His research interests include the study of individual differences in teaching, learning and leadership as well as the management of inclusion and special education. He is currently developing a further interest in the area of doctoral pedagogy and leadership in higher education. Recent projects include: Evaluation of the DfES Transforming School Workforce Pathfinder Project (2002-2005); Fostering Inclusion in Dudley LEA (2002-2003); and, consultant evaluation of the EU funded 'Children as Learning Citizens' - SOCRATES Comenius Project (1999-2003).
Tables Figures Abbreviations Acknowledgements Preface Introduction Part I Understanding special education and an inclusion policy: the knowledge context? CHAPTER 1 Understanding SEN policy since Warnock (1978) CHAPTER 2 The inclusion imperative: an educational ideal CHAPTER 3 The MISE Model: managing inclusion and special education Part II Inclusive leadership, managing change and networking: the professional learning context? CHAPTER 4 Inclusive Leadership: a relational practice and professional praxis CHAPTER 5 Growing the learning community: culture, change and quality assurance CHAPTER 6 Knowledge flow, agency and partnership: networking support for learning - Part III Inclusive leadership and managing change enabling the learning professional? CHAPTER 7 The SENCO: managing support for learning and success in the school community CHAPTER 8 Moving forward: including exclusion, PSE and diversity CHAPTER 9 Managing learning differences and a differential pedagogy CHAPTER 10 Conclusion: Managing differences, 2020 vision and a personalized education