The SAGE Handbook of Special Education brings together the most up to date knowledge of this area and will serve as the major source book of authoritative information and ideas about current and future directions for special education. It aims to examine the intricate relations between theory, research, and practice, and places a particular emphasis on international policies such as Education for All, and inclusive education as a strategy for achieving it. This comprehensive, research-based work, assembles scholarship on an international level, and covers topics that transcend national boundaries.

What Do Teachers Need to Know about Meeting Special Educational Needs?

What Do Teachers Need to Know about Meeting Special Educational Needs?

What do teachers need to know about meeting special educational needs?

This chapter focuses on the knowledge teachers use in teaching children with special educational needs (SEN), the knowledge that develops through that teaching, and the ways in which teachers' pedagogical practice may be influenced by and contribute to wider professional and public knowledge in the field. The means by which certain pupils come to be identified as having SEN and the strategies available for meeting these needs form part of the knowledge base for teachers in different national contexts. In England and other countries, current policies on inclusion call for all teachers to develop skills and confidence in teaching all pupils successfully without the assumption ...

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