Providing insight into current research, and comprehensive guidance on recent legislation and policy, this key text offers anyone working or preparing to work with children with SEND with essential academic and theoretical understanding to underpin and inform existing and future practice. Exploring prime areas in which professionals work directly with children with SEND, chapters broach current issues and debates relating to practice, and examine recent advances in research, policy and legislation in areas including education, health and social care. This interdisciplianry approach, coupled with case studies, points for reflection and clearly signposted activities throughout, gives readers the opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of the complexities surrounding SEND and enables them to relate these to their own practice. Packed with practical tips and examples of best practice, topics discussed include: approaches to inclusion, integration and segregation competing discourses surrounding SEND and their impacts on children, families and professionals safeguarding and the voice of the child multi-agency work and the changing role of the SEND practitioner working in partnership with parents and families research and practice in relation to issues such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder, chromosomal and gestational diversity, ADHD and Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities and Difficulties. Demystifying changes to policy, exploring legislation, and identifying best practice, this invaluable resource will support students, SEND practitioners and professionals to develop and enhance practice with children with SEND.
This is an invaluable and fully updated text on inclusive practice for all primary trainees and teachers and for those working towards the National Award SEN Co-ordination. It provides an equality- and child-centred approach to inclusion, combining both theory and practice while promoting critical thinking about the complex issues involved. Scenarios are used as the basis for unpicking major topics and provide opportunities for learning in context, while questions and reflections encourage deep thinking about key learning points. This second edition has been fully revised throughout and now includes: • full reference to the new Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice (2014) as well as the Children and Families Act (2014) and Behaviour2Learn • two completely new chapters on understanding learners who are vulnerable and understanding learners with communication difficulties • extended thinking activities and extended reflections to support M-level study • an improved organisation with emphasis on the national priorities.
"This guide addresses issues in a straightforward, supportive and practical way, focusing on the needs of the beginning teacher. Using case studies, activities and resources, it will equip you with skills and knowledge to support groups of pupils with SEN in different settings and phases." --Book Jacket.
Revised versions of five chapters have been added to this resource to meet the requirements of CHC50113 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care, Release 4. The chapters are: BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organisation, CHCMGT003 Lead the work team, CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice, CHCPOL003 Research and apply evidence to practice, CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy. Looking for a blended digital solution? Get Connect! Connect is an online resource hosting an abundance of interactive learning tools to create the ultimate learning experience for your students. Click here for more information. The Early Childhood Educator for Diploma aligns with the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care from the CHC (Community Services) Training Package endorsed in July 2013. This qualification applies to all early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing a curriculum in early childhood education and care services. A Diploma qualified early childhood educator works to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard (NQS) and may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff. This text has been designed to support students learning with content and activities at the appropriate Diploma level of difficulty, as well as a Registered Training Organisations delivery of this valuable qualification. Scope The Early Childhood Educator for Diploma provides complete coverage of twelve of the required twenty three core units of competency of the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. The remaining eleven core units are included in the companion text detailed below). It also includes five elective units carefully selected to enable an overall effective introduction to the essential skills and knowledge needed to be an effective Diploma qualified early years practitioner. Related titles The Early Childhood Educator for Certificate III is the companion and supporting text.
Written by expert contributors from Brunel University, this vital resource offers practical advice on teaching speaking and listening creatively from the Foundation Stage through Key Stages One and Two.
This book sets out the theory and outlines a model for implementing the teaching of thinking at whole-school, group and individual levels in inclusive settings. The model uses a three-tier approach to ensure that all learners are included: teaching thinking for all, working with small groups, and addressing individualised learning needs.
Author: Caitlin Donnelly
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Release Date: 2006
This collection examines some of the key themes in education in Northern Ireland especially as they relate to the environment created by the historic Belfast Agreement of 1998. It critically evaluates aspects of the new policy agenda particularly in relation to pluralism, equality and inclusion
Melody ist eine unerschütterlich positive Person, die sich von keiner Härte des Schicksals kleinkriegen lässt. Sie ist elf Jahre alt, hat ein fotografisches Gedächtnis und ist die cleverste Schülerin auf der ganzen Schule. Doch niemand weiß es. Die meisten Menschen glauben, dass sie unfähig ist zu lernen. Melody ist durch eine zerebrale Kinderlähmung schwerstbehindert und kann weder sprechen noch laufen noch schreiben. Es ist zum Wahnsinnigwerden, dass sie sich nicht verständigen kann - bis sie eines Tages doch einen Weg findet, sich auszudrücken. Leider ist nicht jeder dazu bereit, sie anzuhören.
Today, there is increased emphasis on the coverage of special educational needs in initial teacher training. This comprehensive introduction begins by looking at inclusion policy and how barriers to achievement can be removed. The SEN Code of Conduct is explained and detailed guidance on Individual Education Plans (IEPs) is included. The book then goes on to give practical advice on the teaching of children with special educational needs in reading, speech and language, the autistic spectrum and behavioural, social and emotional difficulties. Finally, the book considers the wider context looking at partnerships with parents, carers and professionals in other agencies.
' This is a book for those who want to find more, to broaden their own perceptions and understanding of inclusion and to base their own practice on research, and as such would interest and inform any practitioner from managers to students.'- Early Years Update 'This text is a 'must buy' for anyone interested in inclusive education in the early years... A particular strength of the book is the way in which the everyday experiences of children, parents and practitioners are discussed in relation to educational theory... Perhaps the greatest strength of the book though, lies in the way that ideas are based on research findings are presented so clearly. It will almost certainly be nominated for this year's NASEN/TES academic book award and deservedly so' - SENCO Update 'Refreshingly, in this book, inclusion is not about a narrow group of students defined as 'special' but about increasing the participation of everybody involved in early years settings. It is about reducing the exclusion of all children, their families and communities. It is also about the practitioners who work with them, whose involvement in decisions in their own workplace is critical if they are to support the participation of children. It is rich with experience, from the UK and internationally, building up an understanding of education from stories of encounters with children and their families. This book will help readers to escape from the confines of considering children, and the difficulties they encounter, through the constricting and distorting lens of special educational needs' - Tony Booth, Professor of Inclusive and International Education Canterbury Christ Church University 'Fascinating reading ... bound to inform discussions and encourage early years practicioners to develop and reflect on their own practices ... I will be recommending this book to colleagues and adding it to my essential reading list for students' - Nursery World 'A very helpful book which both challenges and informs... [It] brings together important evidence to help us find a positive way forward' - Early Education 'Well-written and accessible... The book is rich with the reported experiences and ideas of educators and provides clear pointers for further research and discussion. It will serve as an excellent stimulus for educators in any early-years setting who are seeking to develop their own agreed philosophy and inclusive practices' - Support For Learning By identifying and discussing key research studies on inclusion in the early years, and drawing on studies of practitioners’ views and experiences of working inclusively, this insightful text shows how practices in a range of early years settings can be influenced by the attitudes and responses of adults in those settings. The authors argue for a broad definition of inclusion, not limited to those with learning difficulties or impairment, but addressing factors affecting all members of the learning community. Key factors which can make inclusion successful are highlighted, including curriculum and pedagogy, professional development and work with parents. The book shows how working inclusively involves all members of the setting community, and presents a number of original stories (generated from a recent research project carried out by the authors) of how the lives of practitioners, parents and children have been affected by inclusive and non- inclusive practices. This is an essential text for all early years students, practitioners and researchers who want to become familiar with current research into inclusion and to develop ways of drawing on such studies to inform and develop their own inclusive practices.
Essential Theory for Primary Teachers is a succinct, accessible introduction to the key theories, concepts and policies that have shaped primary education as we know it, and underpin our practice in the classroom. Written with the ever busy training and practising teacher in mind, this straightforward guide offers the foundations for a solid understanding of how we teach and learn effectively, and how we develop as professionals. Together with key further reading highlights, a glossary of acronyms, and an at-a-glance timeline of the major events, acts and policies in education it explains core topics: A short history of the education system What is education for? Inequality and education Special educational needs and inclusion Child development How children learn Theories of motivation Behaviour for learning Assessment for learning Understanding and using research evidence Undertaking your own action research project Essential Theory for Primary Teachers brings together in one volume theory and knowledge that stands the test of time, it guides you through what others have said about them and will help you relate them to your own practice. A much-needed source of guidance for training and newly-qualified-teachers, it will support you as you develop the skills you need to teach confidently and help your learners succeed.
Hot on the heels of the Government's new SEN strategy, this book's at-a- glance' format provides practitioners with a handy self-help resource. This book will help you to: create a learner-friendly barrier-free classroom using checklists to monitor inclusive practice understanding the impact on classroom practice of recent legislation following power point slides detailing government standards and guidance clarify the roles and expectations of pupils, parents, SENCOs, INCOs, teachers and school leaders