Experiences of Special Education
Re-Evaluating Policy and Practice Through Life Stories
By (author) Derrick Armstrong
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Experiences of Special Education by Derrick Armstrong
Book DescriptionDiscussion about educational provision for children with learning difficulties has largely ignored the voices of those for whom that provision is intended. Experiences of Special Education argues that these 'insider perspectives' are of central importance for a fuller understanding of special educational needs policy. Bringing a unique focus to the subject of special needs education, Derrick Armstrong reassesses the history of special educational policy through the life-stories of those who have first-hand experience. These stories contest official policy discourses and inform an understanding of the competing political and professional debates in this area, allowing the reader to: * Investigate the social and historical contexts of special educational needs policy * Challenge traditional notions of policy research * Explore alternative policy discourses informed by the voices of the excluded. This thought-provoking book is based on detailed case-study analysis of the experiences of over thirty adults who attended special institutions/schools between 1994 and the present. It provides a fresh perspective on current discussions of special educational provisions for teachers, student teachers, policy makers and academics, involved in special education.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415266147
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Derrick Armstrong
Political Ecology of Youth and Crime, Hardback (October 2012)
This book explores young people's 'nested' and 'political' ecological relationships with crime through an empirical investigation of the important 'places' and 'spaces' in young people's lives; in their social relationships with peers and family members; and within formal institutional systems such as education, youth justice and social care.
Inclusive Education, Paperback (December 2009)
This book provides a critical discussion of the development of Inclusive Education bringing together issues of theory, research, policy and practice with an explicit international dimension.
Experiences of Special Education, Paperback (September 2003)
This is a refreshing book which examines the stories of those people who have received SEN provision. Funded by the ESRC, it explores the wider issues of Special Education and defines its future role.
Power and Partnership in Education, Paperback (July 1995)» View all books by Derrick Armstrong
The author of this timely book explores the notion of partnership between parents and professionals in the assessment of children's special educational needs. This book will be of interest to anyone involved in the statementing process.
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