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Do you want to feel more confident when teaching children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)? Would you like to be a more inclusive teacher? This book provides clear and flexible frameworks for effective inclusive teaching, and explains how to teach and plan for supporting any child’s learning, no matter what their needs are. With case studies and activities the book: • explains and contextualizes current beliefs towards SEN • provides models for practice • encourages you to engage in thinking about SEN and inclusion • offers interactive reflection points throughout • links out to research with suggestions for further reading Whether you’re training to be a primary school teacher or already in the classroom this book will make you feel confident to be the inclusive teacher you need to be.

Introduction: How to use this book
Introduction: How to use this book

This book adopts the position that belief systems have a significant and lasting influence on how inclusive a teacher is likely to be. In other words, the way we think about special educational needs, disability and inclusion has a significant impact on our practice, effectiveness and confidence. Through examination of theory and practice, this book will help you to understand your own belief systems in ways that will inspire your development as an effective, inclusive practitioner. It will critique dominant beliefs about special educational needs and offer you alternatives that can support you in being more effective with diverse learners in the classroom. To support this, the book explores the research evidence about what ...

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