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Inclusive Education: Cross Cultural Perspectives #2: Inclusion, Participation and Democracy: What Is the Purposeby Julie Allan
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In today's climate of accountability in education, there is increasing pressure to demonstrate the effectiveness of inclusion, yet there is much confusion about what inclusion actually does for individuals and their families. This book is for researchers studying inclusion, teacher educators and teachers and is suitable as a textbook for undergraduate teacher education programmes and MEd in inclusive education. In addition, this book is a must for people concerned with the 'bigger picture' and with identifying the important consequences of inclusion, participation and democracy for young people and their families. The book offers a cross-cultural perspective. It contains a collection of papers from internationally renowned scholars who provide fresh insights into the goals and ambitions for inclusion, participation and democracy and how these might be realized today. Several of the authors look beyond schooling and ask how far inclusion fosters or inhibits individuals' sense of identity and community. The 'insider' accounts provided by some of the authors highlight the complex political and cultural changes required to achieve success with the inclusion project.
This title contains a collection of papers from scholars who provide fresh insights into the goals and ambitions for inclusion, participation and democracy and how these might be realized in the modern world.
Offering a cross-cultural perspective, this book contains papers from internationally renowned scholars who provide fresh insights into the goals and ambitions for inclusion, participation and democracy and how these might be realized today. The 'insider' accounts highlight the complex political and cultural changes required to achieve success with the inclusion project. This book is for researchers studying inclusion, teacher educators and teachers.
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors. Series Editors' Foreword. 1. Introduction; J. Allan. Part One: Beyond Schooling. 2. Including ourselves: Teaching, trust, identity and community; K. Ballard. 3. They believe that they participate ... but: Democracy and inclusion in Norwegian schools; M. Strømstad. 4. Participation and democracy: What's inclusion got to do with it? C. Cummings, et al. 5. Why does education for all have to be inclusive education? K. Nes. Part Two: Challenging Understanding. 6. The social construction of adulthood with a difference in Iceland; D. Bjarnason. 7. Inclusion and problem groups: The story of ADHD; G. Lloyd. 8. Working past pity: What we make of disability in schools; L. Ware. 9. An outsider's perspective on the reality of educational inclusion within former Yugoslavia; A. Closs. Part Three: Pressing for Change. 10. Understanding the changing role of English local education authorities in promoting inclusion; M. Ainscow, D. Tweddle. 11. Daring to think otherwise? Educational policymaking in the new Scottish parliament; J. Allan. 12. Race and the discourse on inclusion; F.A. Diniz. 13. Teacher education, government and inclusive schooling: The politics of the Faustian waltz; R. Slee. 14. Concluding remarks; J. Allan. Index.
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