Inclusive Education: A Practical Guide to Supporting Diversity in the Classroom
Allen & Unwin
Publication Date :
1 Jan 2004
One of the ongoing challenges faced by school teachers at all levels is including students with special needs in regular classrooms. This is a practical guide to working with primary and secondary students who need extra attention because of disabilities or giftedness. The authors outline the principles behind educational diversity and inclusive policies, and discuss the range of different needs teachers can expect to encounter in an inclusive classroom. They explain the practical issues involved in assessment, planning and implementing an inclusive curriculum. They also offer strategies for managing the classroom and promoting positive social relationships. The emphasis is on ensuring that students with special needs receive worthwhile educational experiences, without compromising the needs of other students in the classroom. This is a guide for classroom teachers and pre-service students rather than for those teachers who have specialist training in working with students with special needs. The strategies the authors provide are well-tested and easy to implement. Inclusive Education provides a powerful, value- and research-based, practical set of too
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