Key Issues For Teaching Assistants

Author: Gill Richards
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317419111
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This book is designed to support Teaching Assistants in the important and unique role they play in the education of children. This new edition includes a range of additional material and reflects developments in the recent UK context and legislation that relates to participation and diversity. It raises issues concerning values and professional practice for Teaching Assistants, emphasising inclusive approaches and the importance of understanding the perspectives of learners throughout. Each chapter contains an overview of topical debates, current research, a discussion of issues relating to values and professional practice. Every chapter raises questions and suggests reading for further reflection. This highly accessible resource includes contributions from leading researchers and experienced education practitioners. It introduces a range of issues, with a focus on inclusion and the key role of teaching assistants, such as: understanding inclusive education: school communities and participation Special educational needs and inclusive practice supporting Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) children ethnic diversity and attainment the influence of gender on the achievement of boys and girls working with teachers and parents religious diversity and inclusive practice including and supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transsexual (LGBT) students welcoming and understanding asylum seeking and refugee students disability, human rights and inclusion. This book will enable Teaching Assistants to develop a deeper understanding of the fundamental principles of inclusive education. It provides an essential resource for Teaching Assistants and all those working in Education.

Teaching And Learning In Diverse And Inclusive Classrooms

Author: Gill Richards
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317419189
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This accessible text focuses on diversity in education and the inclusion of all children and young people in all aspects of the school or college community. It provides an introduction to policy, theory and practical strategies in relation to diversity in education for practitioners, researchers and policy makers. The fully revised and updated chapters discuss recent debates, research studies and current initiatives, particularly relating to teaching and learning, and conclude with key questions for student reflection. Topics include: Inclusive education ethnic and cultural diversity challenging behaviour bullying gender identity and sexuality Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children special educational needs listening to parents religious and cultural diversity disability and human rights children and young people who are refugees or seeking asylum Reflecting on legislative duties, personal values and the importance of listening to the voice of all learners, particularly those who may experience disadvantage or discrimination in educational settings, Teaching and Learning in Diverse and Inclusive Classrooms is a key resource for initial teacher training programmes and professional development courses.

Inclusive Education

Author: Tim Loreman
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415356688
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A practical guide to working with primary and secondary students who need extra attention. It outlines the principles behind diversity and inclusive policies, and discusses the range of needs teachers can expect to encounter in an inclusive classroom.

Gratitude

Author: Owen M. Griffith
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 147582064X
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This valuable book will give educators solution-based methods and research-based resources to improve classroom culture, as well as enabling schools to elevate students’ engagement and academic achievement.

Working With Teachers And Other Support Staff For Inclusive Education

Author: Dianne Chambers
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1784416118
Size: 51.14 MB
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Volume 4 in this series investigates ways that staff can work effectively with Teaching Assistants and other support staff when implementing inclusive educational practices in schools. Consideration is given to the perspectives of a variety of stakeholders.

Classroom Behavior Management For Diverse And Inclusive Schools

Author: Herbert Grossman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0742573796
Size: 71.77 MB
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Classroom Behavior Management for Diverse and Inclusive Schools utilizes a three-stage approach to classroom behavior management to assist teachers in avoiding behavior problems, managing those that cannot be avoided, and resolving those that cannot be managed. It enables teachers to accommodate their management techniques to students' diverse developmental, gender, ethnic, and socioeconomic class characteristics in today's inclusive schools.

Action Research For Inclusive Education

Author: Felicity Armstrong
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415318013
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This book presents and discusses an approach to action research to help reverse discriminatory and exclusionary practices in education. Insider accounts of action research will help challenge assumptions about the limits of inclusive education, and offer examples of how change can be realistically achieved through processes of collaboration and participation. Written by a team of practitioner researchers drawn from a wide range of schools and services, this book addresses a wide range of real-life situations by exploring ways in which teachers have tackled inequalities in the school environment through action research based on principles of equality and democracy. These include: * the co-ordination of services for minority ethnic groups, including refugee and asylum seeking children * young children with autism working with peers in the literacy hour * action research and the inclusion of gay students * developing the role of learning support assistants in inclusion * reducing exclusion of children with challenging behaviour * listening to the voices of young people with severe learning difficulties * developing links between special and mainstream schools * challenging marginalising practices in Further Education.

Key Issues In Special Educational Needs And Inclusion

Author: Alan Hodkinson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473943760
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Understanding and engaging critically with the field of special educational needs and disability (SEND) is a difficult task. However, the new edition of this bestselling book continues to help students contextualize SEND in relation to historical, ideological and political developments as well as support them in developing a critical understanding of the complexities associated with inclusion. Completely up to date with recent legislation such as the SEND Code of Practice (2014) there are case studies, reflections and activities which will help students question practice they have seen and experienced. Covering the 0-25 age range this book is suitable for all those working with children and young people across education, health and social work.

Inclusive And Adaptive Teaching

Author: Peter Westwood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 041581183X
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What does it actually mean to teach an inclusive mixed-ability class? From the author of the classic teacher text Commonsense Methods for Children with Special Needs this new book from Peter Westwood fully acknowledges what is feasible and useful to teachers in today’s inclusive classroom. This insightful teaching resource promotes a fully inclusive approach to teaching the common curriculum to all, while acknowledging differences among learners in relation to intelligence, gender, socioeconomic background, cultural background, language skills and disabilities. Drawing on the underlying principles of inclusive education, and on curriculum and learning theories, Westwood discusses in detail the challenge of diversity in the classroom. The author presents in practical terms an adaptive approach to teaching that can respond, when necessary, to differences among students. Accessible chapters in this book present: sound pedagogical practice linked with adapting curriculum content; helpful teaching methods; a range of resource materials; useful assessment procedures; support for learning. The writer draws appropriately on international research and current learning theories to support this approach, whilst each chapter contains an up-to-date list of online and print resources easily available to teachers who wish to pursue topics in greater depth. This book will be of interest to both practising and trainee teachers and teaching assistants, as well as school principals, school counsellors and educational psychologists.

Race And Ethnicity In Education

Author: Ranjit K. Arora
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754614418
Size: 46.61 MB
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The central theme of this book is the preparation of all teachers, through initial teacher training, to implement equal opportunities in schools and to provide education for a positively diverse society. This publication is primarily intended for teachers, student teachers and for staff in teacher training institutions and will also be useful to staff in further, higher and adult education.