Special Teaching for Special Children?

Special Teaching for Special Children?

Pedagogies for Inclusion

eBook - 2005
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What, if anything, is 'special' about teaching children with special or exceptional learning needs? This book addresses this question, looking at pupils' special learning needs including low attainment, learning difficulties, language difficulties, emotional and behavioural problems and sensory needs. Some special needs groups (for example dyslexia) have argued strongly for the need for particular specialist approaches. In contrast, many proponents of inclusion have argued that 'good teaching is good teaching for all' and that all children benefit from similar approaches. Both positions fail to scrutinise this issue rigorously and coherently, and it is this aspect which distinguishes this book. Leading researchers in each special needs field defend and critique a conceptual analysis of teaching strategies used with particular learner groups with special educational needs. Summaries by the editors after each chapter link pedagogic strategies, knowledge and curriculum to key points from the chapter and pave the way for discussion. This book is indispensable reading for students, policy makers, researchers and professionals in the field of special educational needs and inclusion.; This book has been shortlisted for the TES/NASEN Book Awards 2005.
Publisher: Maidenhead ; New York : Open University Press, 2005
ISBN: 9781280954498
1280954493
9780335214051
0335214053
9780335214068
0335214061
9780335226238
033522623X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 238 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Norwich, Brahm
Lewis, Ann 1950-

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