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Key Issues For Teaching Assistants

Author : Gill Richards
ISBN : 9781317419112
Genre : Education
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This book is designed to support Teaching Assistants in the important and unique role they play in the education of children. This new edition includes a range of additional material and reflects developments in the recent UK context and legislation that relates to participation and diversity. It raises issues concerning values and professional practice for Teaching Assistants, emphasising inclusive approaches and the importance of understanding the perspectives of learners throughout. Each chapter contains an overview of topical debates, current research, a discussion of issues relating to values and professional practice. Every chapter raises questions and suggests reading for further reflection. This highly accessible resource includes contributions from leading researchers and experienced education practitioners. It introduces a range of issues, with a focus on inclusion and the key role of teaching assistants, such as: understanding inclusive education: school communities and participation Special educational needs and inclusive practice supporting Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) children ethnic diversity and attainment the influence of gender on the achievement of boys and girls working with teachers and parents religious diversity and inclusive practice including and supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transsexual (LGBT) students welcoming and understanding asylum seeking and refugee students disability, human rights and inclusion. This book will enable Teaching Assistants to develop a deeper understanding of the fundamental principles of inclusive education. It provides an essential resource for Teaching Assistants and all those working in Education.

Teaching And Learning In Diverse And Inclusive Classrooms

Author : Gill Richards
ISBN : 9781317419181
Genre : Education
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This accessible text focuses on diversity in education and the inclusion of all children and young people in all aspects of the school or college community. It provides an introduction to policy, theory and practical strategies in relation to diversity in education for practitioners, researchers and policy makers. The fully revised and updated chapters discuss recent debates, research studies and current initiatives, particularly relating to teaching and learning, and conclude with key questions for student reflection. Topics include: Inclusive education ethnic and cultural diversity challenging behaviour bullying gender identity and sexuality Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children special educational needs listening to parents religious and cultural diversity disability and human rights children and young people who are refugees or seeking asylum Reflecting on legislative duties, personal values and the importance of listening to the voice of all learners, particularly those who may experience disadvantage or discrimination in educational settings, Teaching and Learning in Diverse and Inclusive Classrooms is a key resource for initial teacher training programmes and professional development courses.

Inclusive Primary Teaching

Author : Janet Goepel
ISBN : 9781910391402
Genre : Education
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This is an invaluable and fully updated text on inclusive practice for all primary trainees and teachers and for those working towards the National Award SEN Co-ordination. It provides an equality- and child-centred approach to inclusion, combining both theory and practice while promoting critical thinking about the complex issues involved. Scenarios are used as the basis for unpicking major topics and provide opportunities for learning in context, while questions and reflections encourage deep thinking about key learning points. This second edition has been fully revised throughout and now includes: • full reference to the new Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice (2014) as well as the Children and Families Act (2014) and Behaviour2Learn • two completely new chapters on understanding learners who are vulnerable and understanding learners with communication difficulties • extended thinking activities and extended reflections to support M-level study • an improved organisation with emphasis on the national priorities.

Action Research For Inclusive Education

Author : Felicity Armstrong
ISBN : 0415318017
Genre : Education
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This book presents and discusses an approach to action research to help reverse discriminatory and exclusionary practices in education. Insider accounts of action research will help challenge assumptions about the limits of inclusive education, and offer examples of how change can be realistically achieved through processes of collaboration and participation. Written by a team of practitioner researchers drawn from a wide range of schools and services, this book addresses a wide range of real-life situations by exploring ways in which teachers have tackled inequalities in the school environment through action research based on principles of equality and democracy. These include: * the co-ordination of services for minority ethnic groups, including refugee and asylum seeking children * young children with autism working with peers in the literacy hour * action research and the inclusion of gay students * developing the role of learning support assistants in inclusion * reducing exclusion of children with challenging behaviour * listening to the voices of young people with severe learning difficulties * developing links between special and mainstream schools * challenging marginalising practices in Further Education.

Inclusive Education

Author : Tim Loreman
ISBN : 0415356687
Genre : Education
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A practical guide to working with primary and secondary students who need extra attention. It outlines the principles behind diversity and inclusive policies, and discusses the range of needs teachers can expect to encounter in an inclusive classroom.

Equality And Diversity In Education National And International Contexts

Author : Patricia Potts
ISBN : 0415119987
Genre : Education
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Like the first reader, this collection examines the grounds which are accepted for inclusion or exclusion of students, and looks at how appropriate support can be guaranteed for people who experience difficulties in learning, who are disabled or who experience social or other kinds of disability. This volume explores national and international contexts for educational practice and research and discusses practical, ethical and political issues which are relevant to undertaking that research. Part one covers issues facing local government and the consumers of educational services in the UK. Part two compares policy and practice in eleven different countries and part 3 discusses research which explores the issues of equality and diversity in education. This volume and her sister, Equality and Diversity in Education 1: Learning, Teaching and Managing in Schools are reraders for the Open University course, "Developing Inclusive Curricula: Equality and Diversity in Education" (E829). The two books in the series will appeal to teachers, non-teaching assistants and other school-based staff,parents,disabled people and those who have experienced difficulties in learning,social and health workers, and those working for voluntary organisations.

Inclusive Education

Author : Lissa A. Power-deFur
ISBN : 0834208067
Genre : Education
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A comprehensive look at inclusion, this book provides success stories by administrators and teachers who have found that inclusion is the be st way to meet the least restrictive environment needs of their studen ts. Complete with checklists, in-service materials, and pre- and post- evaluation methods, this detailed guide will help you meet student nee ds in a way that complements the educational, fiscal, and legal outloo ks--as well as the attitudes--of your school division.

Making Special Education Inclusive

Author : Peter Farrell
ISBN : 9781136609473
Genre : Education
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The aim of this book is to consider how schools and LEAs can develop inclusive policies and practices for students who experience a range of difficulties in learning or behavior. It highlights debates and contradictions about the realities of inclusion and suggests ways in which practice can move forward. The contributors look at key areas of development in special and inclusive education and considers ways in which the latest research can inform practice. Areas covered include promoting inclusion for all; how to make sense of the Code of Practice SEN Thresholds; working with Teaching Assistants; new approaches to counseling and pastoral care in schools; including pupils with EBD; how nurture groups are helping inclusive practice; making education inclusive for pupils with sensory disabilities; including pupils with specific learning difficulties; and preparing students for an inclusive society. The book will be of particular interest to teachers, LEA support staff, educational psychologists and related professionals who face the challenge of meeting the needs of a diverse population within an inclusive framework. it will also be of relevance for students in further and higher education, and their tutors.

Strategies And Resources For Teaching And Learning In Inclusive Classrooms

Author : Paul Gardner
ISBN : 9781134124626
Genre : Education
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Teachers, students and bilingual teaching assistants looking for resources and activities to help raise achievement among minority ethnic pupils and develop a multicultural perspective will find this book indispensable. Included in this practical and accessible volume are a wide variety of activities; examples of materials and photocopiable sheets for direct use in the classroom, which can be easily adapted for different learning situations; tried and tested examples of good practice; practical strategies to help bilingual pupils develop their language skills; guidance on partnership teaching and working with bilingual classroom assistants; and advice on raising the achievement of bilingual pupils from disadvantaged groups.

Race And Ethnicity In Education

Author : Ranjit K. Arora
ISBN : 0754614417
Genre : Political Science
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The central theme of this book is the preparation of all teachers, through initial teacher training, to implement equal opportunities in schools and to provide education for a positively diverse society. This publication is primarily intended for teachers, student teachers and for staff in teacher training institutions and will also be useful to staff in further, higher and adult education.

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