Inclusive Education: A Practical Guide to Supporting Diversity in the Classroom

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Psychology Press, 2005 - Education - 273 pages
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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 of this accessible and invaluable book outline the principles behind educational diversity and inclusive policies by:
* Discussing the range of different needs teachers can expect to encounter in an inclusive classroom
* Explaining the practical issues involved in assessment, planning and implementing an inclusive curriculum
* Offering strategies for managing the classroom and promoting positive social relationships.
The emphasis throughout 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 student teachers 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 and based on real-life classroom settings.
 

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Contents

Who are our children with diverse learning needs?
20
Attitudes and inclusion
38
Psychological and teacherbased assessment
50
Collaborating with colleagues
81
How to develop and manage an individual program
112
Inclusive instructional design
134
Collaborative instruction to promote inclusion
154
Organising the inclusive classroom
177
Promoting positive behaviour
197
Promoting social competence
212
The key to lasting change
222
Useful forms
232
Bibliography
255
Index
270
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Tim Loreman is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Concordia University College of Alberta, Canada, and formerly taught at Monash University, Australia. Joanne Deppeler is Senior Lecturer in Special Education and Associate Professor David Harvey is Director of the Krongold Centre in the Faculty of Education at Monash University.

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