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`I waited with great anticipation to receive Jon Prossers book School Culture. The wait was worth it and I wasn't to be disappointed....this is a fine book bringing to a reader a credible and solid set of work'- Youth and Policy School culture is today one of the most important themes in education and educational research.This book draws on a wide range of contemporary perspectives to provide an insight into the key issues and concepts which underpin school culture. The first part of the book is concerned with culture as an holistic concept. The second part adopts the stance that school culture is the sum of its subcultures.The contributors focus on significant groups such as te

Inclusivity and School Culture: The Case of Special Education
Inclusivity and school culture: The case of special education
JennyCorbett
Introduction

The term ‘special’ implies something distinct which removes it from the dominant culture. Examining the case of special education aids our understanding of the complex relationship between sub-cultures and the dominant culture, both in the broad social context and in the community of the school. Whilst taking this sub-culture as a case study, it is important to conceptualise special education as just one of many other marginalised sub-cultures, each struggling for anti-discrimination legislation and equality of opportunity.

This chapter will begin by setting the case of special education into the current legislative and political context. In this sense, it is exploring the way in which special education is seen ...

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