Alternatives to Exclusion from School

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SAGE Publications, Apr 28, 2000 - Education - 178 pages
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Exclusion from school is a major concern for teachers, parents and children, and features in government initiatives to tackle social exclusion. This book takes a broad look at exclusion, mapping the extent of exclusions and showing what factors can lead to children being excluded, whether permanently or informally, from school.

The authors focus on various kinds of in-school alternatives to exclusion. They show how schools and teachers can make a difference to young people s emotional and social development, as well as to their cognitive-intellectual development. For many children with difficulties in their families or communities, school can be a safe and supportive refuge. School is also much more than just the subjects

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Research interests include: inclusion and exclusion; education and social welfare policy; law and young people’s rights; the construction and use in practice of labels and categories of deviance; the identification and development of supportive professional practice with children and young people in difficulty in and out of school; inter-agency and multiprofessional working.

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