Dilemmas of Difference, Inclusion and Disability
International Perspectives and Future Directions
By (author) Prof. Brahm Norwich
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Dilemmas of Difference, Inclusion and Disability by Prof. Brahm Norwich
Book Description**Shortlisted for the nasen Special Educational Needs Academic Book award 2008** Inclusion has become very influential internationally in the field of schooling. This has involved the introduction of policies that pursue more provision for, and acceptance of, students with special educational needs or disabilities in ordinary school settings. However, these policies represent different and often conflicting values and approaches to education. The basic dilemma of difference is whether to recognise or not to recognise differences, as either way there are negative implications or risks associated with stigma, devaluation, rejection or denial of relevant opportunities. This is the first book to examine ideas about these dilemmas from a range of disciplines and fields about the nature and origins of such dilemmas as they apply to special and inclusive education. In particular these dilemmas are about: * identification - whether to identify students as having special educational needs / disabilities or not? * curriculum - how much of a common curriculum is relevant to these students? * placement - can appropriate learning can take place in ordinary schools and classes or not? This ground-breaking book examines professional educators and administrators at national and local authority level across three countries - England, USA and the Netherlands - and questions how they recognise tensions or dilemmas in responding to student differences. Of interest to researchers, students, academics and professionals, this study will provide a much needed, balanced and powerful contribution to the inclusion debate.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415398473
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Prof. Brahm Norwich
Special Educational Needs, Paperback (April 2010)
Looks at the philosophical debates surrounding special educational needs and inclusion. This edition highlights the critical perspectives that philosophy can bring to bear on the education policy and provides a varied discussion of the issues. It aims to stimulate debate and to contribute to better informed educational initiatives.
Dilemmas of Difference, Inclusion and Disability, Hardback (September 2007)» View all books by Prof. Brahm Norwich
Education systems in developed countries have come to prioritise the raising of standards, while also pursuing some degree of social inclusion and inclusive schooling. This book integrates empirical research and includes a case study that examines the perspectives of education practitioners and policy makers in specific school systems.
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