Understanding Inclusion is a rich, comprehensive exploration of inclusion in education, challenging us to think about being 'inclusive' in its broadest sense. It unpicks a wide range of complex themes and issues that impact on educational practice, supporting educational professionals in helping teachers and learners understand difference as the norm, and not the exception.
Underpinned by the latest research, discussion is brought to life through vignettes of real experiences and examples of practice from a range of settings and across continents. Chapters consider crucial aspects of inclusion:
- Social inclusion and social class
- Global perspectives on culture and identity
- Aspirations and social mobility
- Relationships and sexual behaviours
- Gender equality and diversity
- Perceptions of ability and disability
- Barriers to learning
- Multilingualism in schools
- Religion and belief
- Restorative justice for inclusion
- Inclusion and the arts
- Teaching Assistants and inclusion
- The central role of leadership.
Written by experts with extensive experience in a range of educational contexts, Understanding Inclusion is designed for all those engaged in understanding the complexities of teaching and learning. With reflective questions and selected reading designed to support further study, it will be essential reading for students on Education Studies and related course, and pre- and in-service teachers.