In Schools and Special Needs, the authors provide a critical perspective on the dominant `inclusion' model of special needs education, in terms of implementation in schools and effectiveness of pupil learning outcomes. They take issues with the major advocates of the inclusion model and argue that a different way of understanding special educational needs in mainstream schools is both possible and necessary. The authors, who are eminent in the special needs field, use up-to-date material to develop a new model for special education in schools.
- Chapter 1: Inclusion in an English context
- Chapter 2: Inclusion, special education and schools as organisations
- Chapter 3: Lakeside Community College: serving the whole community
- Chapter 4: St Joseph's RC Comprehensive School: releasing the students’ potential
- Chapter 5: Moorgate School: the comprehensive ideal
- Chapter 6: Seaview Comprehensive School: change and conflict
- Chapter 7: Common themes
- Chapter 8: Explaining ambiguity: competing theories
- Chapter 9: Dilemmas, contradictions and dialectics in responding to diversity
- Chapter 10: Beyond inclusion?