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Deconstructing special education and constructing inclusion

Author: Gary Thomas; Andrew Loxley
Publisher: Maidenhead : Open University Press, 2007.
Series: Inclusive education.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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In the second edition of this best-selling text, the authors critically examine the intellectual foundations of special education and consider the consequences of their influence for professional and popular thinking about learning difficulties. In light of this critique, they suggest that much of the knowledge about special education is misconceived, and proceed to provide a powerful rationale for inclusion derived  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Thomas; Andrew Loxley
ISBN: 9780335223701 0335223702 0335223710 9780335223718
OCLC Number: 137221510
Notes: Previous edition: 2001.
Description: x, 184 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Special education: theory and theory talk --
The knowledge-roots of special education --
The great problem of 'need': a case study in children who don't behave --
Thinking about learning failure, especially in reading --
Modelling difference --
Inclusive schools in an inclusive society? Policy, politics and paradox --
Constructing inclusion --
Inclusive education for the twenty-first century: histories of help; hopes for respect.
Series Title: Inclusive education.
Responsibility: Gary Thomas and Andrew Loxley.

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This book takes ideas from various disciplines in order to explores and analyses the current thinking which lies behind inclusive education.  Read more...

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