Inclusion in Action

Practical Strategies to Modify Your Curriculum

Author: Nicole Eredics



Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 642

To create truly inclusive school and classroom environments, educators must be prepared to include all students--including students with intellectual disabilities, who are not always given the opportunity to be full participants in the classroom. This book provides an overview of the history of inclusion, the philosophy underlying inclusion, and the role that curriculum accommodations and modifications play in making inclusion possible. The author discusses four ways to modify curriculum for students working well below grade level: altering content, conceptual difficulty, educational goals, or instructional methods. She then provides 40 curriculum modification strategies, based on Robert Marzano's New Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, with directions for implementation and samples of student work.

Inclusion in Action

Author: Phil Foreman

Publisher: Cengage AU


Category: Children with disabilities

Page: 600

View: 146

How can classroom teachers effectively differentiate learning and teaching programs to provide for the needs of every student in their class? This best-selling text begins by asking "Why include all students?" in regular classrooms and then shows how this can be done. It outlines the philosophy of inclusive education and focuses on the use of individualised planning and effective teaching practices to maximise learning outcomes within positive and productive environments. Vignettes and narratives provide real-life examples that help put the theory in context. This fifth edition includes broader coverage of issues to do with diversity and individual differences, particularly cultural and multicultural inclusion, linguistic diversity and giftedness. There is more throughout on the universal design for learning framework and on partnerships with families, while new pedagogical features encourage readers to reflect. Throughout, it emphasises a practical, research-based approach to teaching that can be applied to support students with a range of differences and additional needs.

Inclusion in Action

Author: Phil Foreman

Publisher: Nelson Australia


Category: Children with disabilities

Page: 513

View: 771

Inclusion in Action provides readers with the fundamental knowledge and practical skills they need for teaching students with special educational requirements in regular classroom settings. This text outlines the philosophy of inclusive practice and describes the processes required to make the classroom fit the child, rather than the child fit the classroom. Fully revised throughout, this new edition takes into account recent policy and legislation changes in this rapidly moving field, examining the resulting requirements for schools and suggesting specific ways in which these new requirements can be supported. Suitable for those in early childhood, primary or secondary pre-service teacher education programs, it shows readers how they can optimise the educational experiences of students with a wide range of abilities.

Action Research

Author: Ernest T. Stringer

Publisher: SAGE Publications


Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 447

The Fourth Edition of Ernest T. Stringer’s best-selling Action Research offers easy-to-follow, clear guidelines that enable novice practitioner researchers to move comfortably through a process of inquiry and applied research. Featuring real-life examples and providing effective solutions that foster understanding of research procedures in real-life contexts, the book offers a simple but highly effective model for approaching action research: Look: building a picture and gathering information, Think: interpreting and explaining, and Act: resolving issues and problems. Using his own experience as a guide, Stringer encourages readers to grapple with the broader political and ethical challenges that frame each inquiry. The author’s engaging style makes the book especially relevant to those working with children, young adults, or people in community contexts, and is particularly relevant to those dealing with issues of diversity or with marginalized and disenfranchised groups. Clear, concise, and practical, Stringer’s accessible and engaging book is a must for students and professionals in educational, business, health, counseling, and social work settings.

Inclusion: Developing An Effective Whole School Approach

Developing an Effective Whole School Approach

Author: Ekins, Alison

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)


Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 478

This book examines and offers solutions to the challenges faced by schools in ensuring that all students are enjoying, participating and achieving in education.

Successful Educational Actions for Inclusion and Social Cohesion in Europe

Author: Ramon Flecha (Ed.)

Publisher: Springer


Category: Education

Page: 108

View: 990

This monograph analyses and describes successful educational actions with a specific focus on vulnerable groups (i.e. youth, migrants, cultural groups e.g. Roma, women, and people with disabilities). Concrete data that shows success in school performance in subject matters such as math or language will be provided, as well as children, teachers and families accounts of the impact of this success. Alongside, there is an analysis of the relationship between these children’s educational performance with their inclusion or exclusion from different areas of society (i.e. housing, health, employment, and social and political participation). Many studies have already diagnosed and described the causes of educational and social exclusion of these vulnerable groups. This monograph, however, provides solutions, that is, actions for success identified through the INCLUD-ED project, thus providing both, contrasted data and solid theoretical background and development. Some examples of these actions are interactive groups (or heterogeneous grouping in the classroom with reorganisation of human resources), extension of the learning time, homework clubs, tutored libraries, family and community educative participation, family education, or dialogic literary gatherings. All these actions have been defined as successful educational actions, which mean that they lead to both efficiency and equity. Finally, recommendations for policy and practice are included and discussed.

Social Justice Research Methods for Doctoral Research

Author: Throne, Robin

Publisher: IGI Global


Category: Reference

Page: 397

View: 582

Doctoral researchers are increasingly focusing on the social justice aspects of dissertation research problems and are often uncertain on how to incorporate societal change issues within a dissertation format. Due to the current climate, this interest in social justice is likely to continue to increase. Many aim to affect change within their discipline, workplace, or communities as they conduct dissertation research across doctoral program areas. Social Justice Research Methods for Doctoral Research presents contemporary social justice research method strategies and incorporates the aspects of social justice into research design. This major reference work illustrates how, why, and where to incorporate conventional and creative social justice research methodologies across both qualitative and quantitative approaches from various theoretical and conceptual perspectives. Covering topics such as community-based research, educational leadership, and cancel culture, this book serves as a dynamic resource for researchers, post-graduate students, researcher supervisors, librarians, methodologists, research program developers, and education administrators.

Inclusive Leisure

A Strengths-Based Approach

Author: Mary Ann Devine

Publisher: Human Kinetics


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

View: 661

Inclusive Leisure: A Strengths-Based Approach With HKPropel Access blends theoretical and practical information to prepare students to apply the concept of inclusivity to all aspects of the leisure and recreation field. Inclusive Leisure delivers foundational content to help readers understand inclusion and applies this knowledge to practical and applied scenarios. Grounded in a strengths-based approach, which focuses on a person’s abilities rather than their limitations, the comprehensive text moves beyond programming and service delivery by exploring how inclusivity can be applied to administrative practices, organizational philosophy, personnel practices, infrastructure design, community relations, marketing, and more. Throughout the text, pedagogical aids such as learning outcomes, chapter summaries, and reflection questions help students retain and apply knowledge. Inclusive Leisure also includes the following features to enhance student engagement: Professionals in Action sidebars offer a real-world look at the common issues and inclusive solutions that have been employed by professionals in the field. Spotlight on Inclusion sidebars highlight leisure programs that are successfully practicing inclusion in a variety of settings. Global View on Inclusion sidebars illustrate the work of international organizations that are committed to spreading inclusive practices around the globe. Online learning tools delivered through HKPropel include sample forms and checklists, learning activities, website links, and chapter quizzes that are automatically graded to test comprehension of critical concepts. Part I of Inclusive Leisure outlines fundamental concepts needed to ground professional practice in inclusion. It defines the strengths-based approach and examines foundational and theoretical concepts as well as the legislation that mandates inclusive leisure services. Part II provides in-depth information on inclusive practices that can be used by leisure service professionals to ensure a positive experience for all individuals with disabilities. It challenges readers to go beyond inclusive programs and to apply inclusion in all organizational aspects. Part III offers applied information and examples of inclusion across the breadth of leisure services, including programming in sports, fitness, aquatics, art, outdoor adventure, travel and tourism, special events, and more. Inclusive Leisure asserts that disability is simply part of the human condition, that the strengths and abilities of people with disabilities must be at the forefront of inclusion, and that access to inclusive leisure is a matter of social justice and a critical professional practice. By learning theoretical and legal foundations, building on that knowledge with a multitude of applied elements, and establishing their practice in a strengths-based approach, students will be well prepared to create inclusive leisure environments and programming. Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is not included with this ebook but may be purchased separately.

Teaching Children 3-11

A Student's Guide

Author: Anne D Cockburn

Publisher: SAGE


Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 966

Focusing on the major topics underpinning professional studies strands in primary and early years teacher education, Teaching Children Three-Eleven provides indispensable coverage of vital practical and conceptual issues that support good teaching practice. This Third Edition of the popular textbook has been carefully revised, following detailed lecturer feedback, to meet the evolving needs of students training to teach across the three to eleven age range. Featuring four new chapters on curriculum development, cross-curricular teaching, diversity and inclusion, and communication in the classroom, and engaging with the growing need for Master's-level study in teacher education, the new edition offers a balanced contemporary overview of modern teaching practice in an engaging and accessible manner. This is essential reading for all students on primary and early years initial teacher education courses including undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, SCITT), and employment-based routes into teaching. It will also be invaluable for those starting out on their professional careers. Anne Cockburn is Professor of Early Years Education at the University of East Anglia Graham Handscomb is Senior Manager in Strategic Development, for School Improvement and Early Years at Essex County Council