Achievement and Inclusion in Schools
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Achievement and Inclusion in Schools by Kristine Black Hawkins
Book Description**Winner of the nasen Special Educational Needs Academic Book award 2008** There is an enduring and widespread perception amongst policy makers and practitioners that certain groups of children, in particular those who find learning difficult, have a detrimental effect on the achievement of other children. Challenging this basic assumption, Achievement and Inclusion in Schools argues that high levels of inclusion can be entirely compatible with high levels of achievement and that combining the two is not only possible but essential if all children are to have the opportunity to participate fully in education. Packed with vivid case studies that explore the benefits and tensions for children and schools, this book sets out to answer the following questions: * What is the nature of the relationship between the inclusion of some children and the achievement of all? * Are there strategies which can raise the achievement of all children, whilst safeguarding the inclusion of others who are more vulnerable? * What changes can a school make to ensure high levels of inclusion as well as high levels of achievement for all its children? Achievement and Inclusion in Schools offers an up-to-date analysis of current issues, provides practical guidance for practitioners and policy-makers, and will be of interest to anyone passionate about inclusive education.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415391986
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kristine Black Hawkins
Researching Schools, Hardback (May 2006)
Presents the work of a highly innovative partnership between the University of Cambridge and eight secondary schools with stories and examples from practitioners and others who worked directly in and with schools.
Achievement and Inclusion in Schools, Hardback (May 2006)» View all books by Kristine Black Hawkins
Evaluating the relationship between achievement and inclusion, this book presents an argument that high levels of inclusion can be entirely compatible with high levels of achievement and that combining the two is essential if children are to have the opportunity to participate fully in education.
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Author Biography - Kristine Black Hawkins
Kristine Black-Hawkins is Lecturer in Inclusive and Special Education at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, England. Lani Florian is Professor of Social and Educational Inclusion at the School of Education, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Martyn Rouse is Professor of Social and Educational Inclusion and Director of the Inclusive Practice Project at the School of Education, University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
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