Diversity and Inclusion in Australian Schools
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 448 pages|
|Published In: ||Australia, 02 December 2010|
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Diversity & Inclusion in Australian Schools is desigend for undergraduate students and presents a clear, socially-oriented approach to understanding and developing inclusion in education. The text conveys positive dimensions to promoting the implementation of inclusive education policy in practice, while at the same time focusing on those areas that are currently providing challenges to many teachers in inclusive learning environments. Its many practical examples and suggested classroom activities are balanced with relevant evidence-based information to assist students with their understanding of the issues about diverse abilities as they relate to inclusion in the classroom and associated school and community activities.
Table of Contents
Preface Part 1: Setting the Scene 1. Understanding Diversity and Inclusion Mervyn Hyde 2. Australian Schools, Policy and Legislation in Perspective Robert Conway Part 2: Embracing Diversity 3. Linguistic and Cultural Diversity Michele De Courcy 4. Indigenous Perspectives and Cultural Identity Clair Andersen and Maggie Walter 5. Gender and Diversity in the Classroom Maxine Cooper and Lyndsey ILes Part 3: Supporting Diverse Learning Needs in the Classroom 6. Addressing Learning Difficulties Raymond Brown and Elizabeth Hirst 7. Supporting Behaviour Change Lorelei Carpenter and Roberta Thompson 8. Meeting Complex Communication Needs in the Classroom Julie McMillan and Parimala Raghavendra 9. Suporting Students with Intellectual Disabilities Kathleen Tait 10. Understanding Sensory Impairment Mervyn Hyde and Carolyn Palmer 11. Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder Lorelei Carpenter 12. Special Learning Needs: Gifted and Learning Disabled Harry J.O. Milne Part 4: Creating Diverse and Inclusive Schools 13. Creating Inclusive Schools Mervyn Hyde 14. Accommodating Transitions Across the Years Robert Conway 15. Inclusive Education: The Way to the Future Mervyn Hyde, Lorelei Carpenter and Robert Conway
About the Author
Mervyn Hyde is Professor Emeritus and Academic Director of the International Projects Group in the School of Education at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia. He has been a teacher in Special Schools, school principal, university professor, researcher and, academic manager in universities for over 40 years. He has also authored many journal manuscripts, books, book chapters and conducted large research projects in several countries and is recognized for his work on inclusion and on the field of deafness studies.
Dr. Lorelei Carpenter is Senior Lecturer and Chair of Learning and Teaching Working Group at the School of Education and Professional Studies in Griffith University. She has worked in the area of Inclusive Education, Special Needs Education and Personal Counselling for more than twenty years. Lorelei's primary interest is in exploring how society defines and treats people of difference.
Robert Conway is the Dean of the School of Education at Flinders University. His background is as a teacher in both regular and special education, and his key research and teaching interests lie in the area of students with emotional and behaviour problems in both mainstream and specialist settings and in inclusion of students with special needs. He works closely with school systems in supporting students with behaviour problems, has worked both nationally and internationally on a wide range of research and consultancy projects, and is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences.
|Publisher: ||OUP Australia and New Zealand|
|Dimensions: ||25.15 x 18.8 x 2.29 centimeters (0.86 kg)|