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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.

Models of Difference and Differentiation
Models of Difference and Differentiation
Introduction

In this chapter the importance of a positive professional identity will be explored with reference to two student teachers, Abigail and Lorna. Different ways of thinking about diverse learners will also be reviewed, starting with the ‘Normative Model of difference’ and then moving to an alternative model, the ‘Spiral Spectrum Model of difference’. Finally, alternative starting points for ...

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