Inclusion and Diversity in Education

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SAGE, Dec 4, 2008 - Education - 1770 pages
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This 4-volume set brings together seminal articles and key writings on the theme of inclusion and diversity in education. The collection takes disability and special educational need as a starting point from which to develop a broader focus on a range of themes relating to learners who may be marginalised from educational opportunities. This includes for example members of minority ethnic communities, students excluded from schools or who are 'looked after' in public care, and other dimensions of exclusion arising from social class, gender or sexuality. The starting point for understanding inclusive education lies in social justice perspectives, and this forms the basis for the first volume. Volumes two and three focus on research aimed at developing more inclusive practices both at the levels of schools and school systems, and at the levels of inclusive pedagogy, enacted in the classroom and through the curriculum.Volume four reflects the range of voices in research on inclusive education, drawing on traditionally marginalised voices and those of learners in particular. Three cross-cutting themes are represented across all four volumes: a chronological approach, showing how key concepts and perspectives have developed in each area of the literature; identified groups of learners; developing more nuanced readings of how processes of exclusion and inclusion intersect dimensions such as disability, class and race; and, contexts for learning - such as urban education and global or comparative perspectives.

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Mobility and Social Inclusion
Supporting the Development of More Inclusive Practices

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Gary Thomas is a writer and founder of the Center for Evangelical Spirituality. He is the author of several books including Sacred Marriage, Sacred Pathways, Holy Available, Sacred Parenting, and the Gold Medallion Award-winning Authentic Faith.
Gary Thomas esta cambiando la manera en que los cristianos miren la union y la crianza de los hijos. Este reconocido autor ensena en Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon. Sus libros y su ministerio enfatizan la formacion espiritual y en como podemos integrar la Escritura, la historia de la iglesia y la sabiduria probada de las obras clasicas cristianas para transformar nuestra experiencia moderna. El ministerio como conferencista de Gary, lo ha llevado por todos los Estados Unidos y por diferentes paises. Tambien ha participado en numerosos programas de television y radio nacionales, incluyendo 'Enfoque a la familia' y 'La vida de la familia hoy'. el, su esposa y sus hijos residen en Bellingham, Washington.

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