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'This book is about putting the theory of effective management and leadership into practice in the constantly changing context of meeting the complex needs of children and young people...It is an excellent resource for those who work in, or who aspire to work in, children's services, education or multidisciplinary settings, at managerial or leadership level' - British Journal of Special Education This book is a guide to special and inclusive education and provides a comprehensive overview of this complex field. The author examines context, policy and practice, and shows how to successfully navigate the managerial challenges involved, while contributing to the way forward through leadership in a diverse field. The author considers the present inclusion imperative with its implications for strategic leadership, planning and provision. He presents an inclusive style of leadership for an integrative management of individual differences in education, as well as a critical review of managing inclusive learning and teaching in school contexts. Written for aspiring and practising school leaders, this book is essential for those with responsibility for inclusion, school leaders in special schools, SENCOs, SEN advisors, and students on SEN management CPD or NPQH courses.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412918893
ISBN-10: 1412918898
Format: Paperback
(242mm x 170mm x 14mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Paul Chapman Publishing Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Stephen Rayner

Steve Rayner is Professor of Leadership and Diversity in Education. His research interests include the study of individual differences in teaching, learning and leadership as well as the management of inclusion and special education. He is currently developing a further interest in the area of doctoral pedagogy and leadership in higher education. Recent projects include: Evaluation of the DfES Transforming School Workforce Pathfinder Project (2002-2005); Fostering Inclusion in Dudley LEA (2002-2003); and, consultant evaluation of the EU funded 'Children as Learning Citizens' - SOCRATES Comenius Project (1999-2003).

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