Key Issues in Special Educational Needs and Inclusion

Key Issues in Special Educational Needs and Inclusion

Paperback Education Studies: Key Issues

By (author) Alan Hodkinson, By (author) Philip Vickerman

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  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 200 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 241mm x 13mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 4 June 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1847873812
  • ISBN 13: 9781847873811
  • Illustrations note: black & white tables, figures
  • Sales rank: 219,755

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'This is probably one of the most accessible books I have read lately in relation to SEN and Inclusion, and I intend to make it an essential core text for my inclusion module. It would be very accessible to students who are relatively new to the theoretical aspects behind the idea or concept of inclusion' - ESCalate. Complex and diverse, special educational needs and inclusion can be a difficult area of study to approach for undergraduate students. Understanding the current context of SEN and inclusion means getting to grips with an often perplexing mix of social, political, ideological, educational and personal perspectives. This book explores and critically examines the field, providing a detailed introduction to the topic for students - helping them to develop understanding, without assuming any prior knowledge. Section one defines the concepts of SEN and disability and how the concepts have been defined through ideological models that have developed over time. It examines provision for SEN across the UK, and looks at how attitudes of teachers, parents and children have affected inclusion. Section two explores the historical development of SEN internationally, including a comparative look at legislation and practice in England and a number of other countries. Section three details how SEN practice in England works, including the Every Child Matters agenda and the roles and responsibilities of education, health and social care professionals. Each chapter includes short case studies, points for reflection, student activities and suggestions for further reading. Alan Hodkinson is principal lecturer in education research at Liverpool John Moores University, where Philip Vickerman is Professor of Inclusive Education and Learning, and Head of Research for Physical Education, Sport, Dance and Outdoor Education.

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'This remains a solid text, well researched and entirely laudable in its intentions, which must be presumed to be intending to facilitate speedy familiarisation with the history of inclusion and the legislation that surrounds it' - Educate 'This is probably one of the most accessible books I have read lately in relation to SEN and Inclusion, and I intend to make it an essential core text for my inclusion module. It would be very accessible to students who are relatively new to the theoretical aspects behind the idea or concept of inclusion' - ESCalate

Table of contents

PART ONE: CONTEXTUALISING SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES Introduction Principles of SEN: Theoretical Perspectives Disability: Explanatory Beginnings PART TWO: HISTORICAL AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE OF SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND INCLUSION The Development of SEN: From Benevolent Humanitarianism to the Halfway House of Integration The Emergence of Inclusive Education: From Humble Beginnings International Perspectives on SEN and Inclusive Education PART THREE: OPERATIONALISING SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND INCLUSION Current Legislation Governing Special Educational Needs and Inclusion Inclusion and Multi-Agency Working Conclusion