The link between a child's background and their chances of success at school and in later life is strong but it need not be the determining factor in attainment. The book shows how schools can and do make a real difference for children who are poor, from disadvantages groups, are bilingual or who have special educational needs.
Gives an overview of relevant contemporary social theories, including poststructuralism, cultural studies, postcolonialism, feminist perspectives and queer theory. This book covers a number of issues impacting on children's lives, including globalization, new racisms, immigration, refugees, homophobia, heterosexism and constructions of childhood.
In `The Working Class: Poverty, education and alternative voices`, Ian Gilbert unites educators from across the UK and further afield to call on all those working in schools to adopt a more enlightened and empathetic approach to supporting children in challenging circumstances.
LGBT+ inclusion is not part of standard teacher training or induction, which makes it difficult for schools to provide inclusive learning environments, and support for LGBT+ pupils. Drawing on a Ofsted and DFE recognised 'Best Practice Award Programme', this book provides everything you need to know to make your school an LGBT+ friendly place.
This volume seeks to empower teachers of physical education by introducing them to all the variables that can be adapted to ensure appropriate inclusion in physical education. It covers skills for quantitative and qualitative assessment and strategies for including children with disabilities.
An overview of the loss, grief, trauma and shame that marginalised students encounter and the effects on personal learning and success. Covering a range of issues faced by young people, the analyses of case studies suggest means for change with strategies for effective practice.
This essential resource provides a framework for good practice in racial equality for everyone working in the early years sector, and gives practitioners the tools and knowledge to implement race equality policies and action plans
Emphasising collaborative learning strategies, the authors explore and challenge the nature of learning within the national curriculum, looking at ways of including diversity in science, history, maths and poetry.
The new edition of this insightful text on inclusion offers an overview of issues faced by practitioners. Full of practical activities, it helps both students and practitioners develop their own inclusive practices.
Presents evidence and practical guidance on how to develop young children's emerging language, especially those children who have English as an additional language, and how to generate, activate and assess curriculum for diversity. This book focuses on children's learning for cultural diversity. It also includes real examples and staff activities.
Examines the regional and national policies and the power and interest groups concerned with educational difficulties and disability, and analyses one threatened element of the power structure - the local education authorities.
Inclusion has been adopted as an overall aim for compulsory education in most countries.This book explores the way teachers are prepared for inclusion in their initial and in-service teacher education.
Education systems in developed countries have come to prioritise the raising of standards, while also pursuing some degree of social inclusion and inclusive schooling. This book integrates empirical research and includes a case study that examines the perspectives of education practitioners and policy makers in specific school systems.
Offers step-by-step instruction on how to make your pre-school setting inclusive, and provides helpful photocopiable resources, checklists and practical activities. This title provides advice on inclusive environments, play and planning to meet individual needs in 0-3 and Foundation stage settings.
Tells how educators in various national and cultural contexts deal with prejudice, discrimination, stereotyping and sometimes overt violence against sexual minorities, particularly lesbians and gays. This book focuses on the importance of changing the attitudes of people who believe that their homophobic views on sexuality are morally superior.
Explores the foundations of controversies and confusions in inclusive education by tracing the historical origins of both special and inclusive education, offering propositions for moving inclusive education forward.
Presents an appraisal of child development, exploring how young children make sense of the politics of feminine and masculine, and how they interpret and perform gender every day. This study challenges the usefulness of existing parameters for assessing and describing the development of children in early education settings.
This text investigates UK policy issues and strategies in an international context, highlighting the importance of educational exclusion and disaffection on the international agenda. The authors examine the problems and key areas of policy development for education.
This book offers a radically new theoretical analysis of mentoring, based on award winning research. The author draws upon detailed case studies, providing a unique and vivid account of mentoring from the perspective of the participants.
Evaluates the extent to which early years policies, provision and practice promote and foster gender equity. This book explores the rationale for the drive to employ more men in the early years field and examines the link made between 'underachievement' in boys and the 'feminine' nature of early years provision.
This book explores the whole aspect of boys' achievement, and look at how primary schools are addressing the issue, and the processes involved in schools working collaboratively and voluntarily to share good practice.
This text explores racism in American schools and provides possible solutions to this widespread problem. It documents incidents of racism and explores the manifestations of racism and its toll on society, focusing on the role of the arts in antiracist/multicultural education.
The teaching of young children has long been dominated by women. The authors of this book have undertaken the largest, most in-depth study ever carried out to assess the views of teachers and students across primary education.
Examines the economic realities and cultural misconceptions that have shaped understandings of Muslim boys as a threat to the social order. This book offers a fresh perspective for analysing the educational implications of political events such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks in America and the 7/7 bombings in London.
Based on the authors' research and practical experience, this book contains proven strategies for raising the academic attainment of every learner, especially students from culturally diverse backgrounds.
This book presents the findings of an ethnolinguistic study of the language and social behaviour of a group of British-born children from families of settled migrants who speak languages other than English in their homes and communities. It provides an analytical description of the social and linguistic behaviour of the children.
This text should prove useful for teachers, students and bilingual teaching assistants looking for resources and activities to help them raise achievement of minority ethnic pupils and develop a multicultural perspective.
A celebration of recognition, affirmation and inclusion by primary teachers, who have challenged the taken-for-granted norms and silences in primary schools around sexual orientation and gender expression. With examples of good practice, and examples of children's work, it is suitable for teachers, teacher trainers, and policy makers.