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Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
Inclusive Education in Practice
|Unit level||Level 2|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Available as a free choice unit?||Yes|
- The language, history and discourses of inclusion internationally
- National policy approaches to inclusion
- Inclusion and successful whole school approaches to diversity
- Parental involvement in successful learning
- The role of advocacy and consumer groups in promoting inclusive education
- Introduce students to the current issues discourses and policies that surround inclusive education
- Familiarize students with strategies to support the learning of students with varied abilities and from diverse backgrounds
- Study frameworks for responding to inclusive education, including SEN issues
Knowledge and understanding
- analyse and discuss the social and legislative aspects of the area of inclusion and its general implications for whole school approaches
- reflect on the discourses of disability and their impact on understandings of inclusive practice
- study a range of educational settings, including early years, primary, secondary, higher education and lifelong learning
- examine the theoretical and practical issues of the role of parents and carers in the provision of inclusive education
- develop an ability to critically evaluate issues and developments in inclusive education
- demonstrate an ability to construct a clear argument
- construct an effective presentation
Transferable skills ans transferable qualities
- assemble evidence from a range of sources to support an argument.
Teaching and learning methods
A seminar approach is adopted throughout, with a combination of lectures, group discussions and individual learning.
Word Length or Equivalent
Weighting within unit
1000 word essay
3500 words essay
Detailed lists of reading on specific issues will be provided each week. The following is a list of some key publications.
Ainscow, M. (2016) Struggles for equity in education: The selected works of Mel Ainscow. London: Routledge (World Library of Educationalists series)
Benjamin, S. (2002) The Micropolitics of Inclusive Education, OUP.
Carpenter, B., Ashdown, R. and Bovair, K. (1996) Enabling Access, David Fulton.
Clark, C., Dyson, A. and Milward, A. (1995) Towards Inclusive Education, David Fulton.
Cole, B. (2004) Mother-Teachers: Insights into Inclusion, David Fulton.
Corbett, J. (2001) Supporting Inclusive Education. A Connective Pedagogy, Routledge-Falmer.
Greenstein, A. (2015) Radical Inclusive Education. Disability, teaching and struggles for liberation. London: Routledge
Mittler, P. (2000) Working towards Inclusive Education, David Fulton.
Nutbrown, C. and Clough, P. (2006) Inclusion in the Early Years, Sage.
Oliver, M. (1990) The politics of disablement. London: Macmillan. Shakespeare, T. (2006) Disability Rights and Wrongs. London: Routledge. Terzi, L. (ed) (2010) Special Educational Needs: A new look. Mary Warnock and Brahm Norwich. 2nd edition. London: Continuum, Shakespeare, T. (2014) Disability rights and wrongs revisited. London: Routledge
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|Susie Miles||Unit coordinator|