Is There a Desk with My Name on It? : The Politics of Integration

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  • Copyright: 1993-03-01
  • Publisher: Routledge
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The satisfactory inclusion of children with disabilities in regular schools and classrooms provides a basis for debate from all corners of the world. This internationl collection looks at and analyzes the implications of policy for teachers, parents and students.; The views and experiences of exclusion and frustration are voiced by parents and students; this detail giving immediacy with theory developed in earlier chapters. Additionally, the experience of the integration of teachers is highlighted to provide examples of programmes, pedagogy and school organization, conducive to the inclusion of all students in the regular classroom.; This book is intended for use by post graduate and undergraduate students of education, teachers, researchers in special and regular education, counselling courses at student and teacher level.

Table of Contents

Part 1 A segregated history - legacies for perceptions and practices in our schools: integration in Victorian schools - radical social policy of old wine?, J. Lewis; divide and rule - a study of two dividing practices in Queensland schools, D. Meadmore. Part 2 Observations abroad - international perspectives on integration: the politics of integration - observations on the Warnock report, L. Barton and M. Landman; special educational needs in a new context - micropolitics, money and "education for all", A. Gold et al; hanging on by a thread - integration in further education in Britain, J. Corbetyt; what is this "least restrictive environment" in the United States?, R.A. Henderson. Part 3 Politics and pedagogy - inclusive of exclusive schools?: schools and contests - a reframing of the effective schools debate?. G. Fulcher; inclusive learning initiatives - educational policy lessons from the field, R. Slee; teacher education as a strategy for developing inclusive schools, M. Ainscow. Part 4 Compelled to speak - parents, students and integration: how disabling any handicap depends on the attitudes and actions of others - a student's perspective, B. Walsh; a parent's perspective on integration, A. Lyons; integration - another form of specialism, M. Rice.

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