This accessible text focuses on diversity in education and the inclusion of all children and young people in all aspects of the school or college community. It provides an introduction to policy, theory and practical strategies in relation to diversity in education for practitioners, researchers and policy makers.
The fully revised and updated chapters discuss recent debates, research studies and current initiatives, particularly relating to teaching and learning, and conclude with key questions for student reflection.
ethnic and cultural diversity
gender identity and sexuality
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children
special educational needs
listening to parents
religious and cultural diversity
disability and human rights
children and young people who are refugees or seeking asylum
Reflecting on legislative duties, personal values and the importance of listening to the voice of all learners, particularly those who may experience disadvantage or discrimination in educational settings, Teaching and Learning in Diverse and Inclusive Classrooms is a key resource for initial teacher training programmes and professional development courses.
Gill Richards is Professor of Special Education, Equity and Inclusion at the School of Education, Nottingham Trent University, UK. Felicity Armstrong is Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Education, University College London, UK.
Foreword Acknowledgements Introduction: Felicity Armstrong And Gill Richards 1. Inclusive education: school cultures, teaching and learning Felicity Armstrong 2. Half a million unseen, half a million unheard: inclusion for gender identity and sexual identity Marjorie Smith And Kelly Chambers 3 .What we know about bullying Neil Duncan and Johanna Myddleton 4. Supporting Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils Chris Derrington 5. The influence of gender in the classroom: How boys and girls learn Steve Bartlett and Diana Burton 6. Not in my image: ethnic diversity in the classroom Raphael Richards 7. Invisibility and Otherness: asylum-seeking and refugee students in the classroom Mano Candappa 8. I feel confident about teaching, but `SEN' scares me. Moving from anxiety to confidence Gill Richards 9. Challenging students, challenging settings Jackie Scruton 10. Religious and cultural diversity and inclusive practice Micheal Reiss 11. Teachers working with teaching assistants Vikki Anderson and Linda Lyn-Cook 12. Including parents with disabled children Michele Moore 13. Why did he do that? Evidence-based teaching and learning Gill Richards 14. Global approaches to education, disability and human rights: Why inclusive education is the way forward Richard Rieser