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Education for Inclusion and Diversity, 6th Edition

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Education for Inclusion and Diversity is the only Australian inclusive education text that directly applies key theories to classroom practices through problem-based learning.

It provides readers with a comprehensive overview of the context, the fundamentals, and practices of teaching in contemporary Australian schools in which inclusion (intellectual disability, autism, vision impairment, above-average intelligence) is an overarching and guiding principle.

It is both a source book and practical guide that systematically introduces the concept of inclusion, practical teaching methods, and strategies to ensure that the learning needs of all students at every level of schooling are accommodated.

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Table of contents
  • SECTION 1 Principles
  • 1 The Foundations of Inclusion
  • 2 The Australian educational landscape
  • 3 Inclusive Technology
  • 4 Social and interpersonal development in schools
  • 5 Behaviour support and management
  • 6 Supporting outstanding learners
  • SECTION 2 Methods
  • 7 Curriculum Adaptation
  • 8 Inclusive Practices
  • 9 Literacies
  • 10 Numeracy
  • 11 Early and middle years of schooling
  • 12 Secondary school and beyond
  • Glossary
  • Cross-referenced topics
  • Index

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  • Content mapped to Australian Professional Standards for Graduate Teachers
  • Demonstrates how the fundamentals and teaching strategies of inclusive education are applied.
  • Uses a problem-based learning approach which includes scenarios based on real situations.
  • Encourages readers to self-test their knowledge of each chapter’s content and to consider how that knowledge might be applied to common teaching-learning events.
  • Demonstrates the varying attitudes towards inclusive education.
  • Learning objectives are included to strengthen student understanding, moving towards independent learning.
  • Case studies are woven throughout the text to encourage self-testing of the content.
  • Supports both educators & pre-service teachers in preparing for real classrooms with the alignment of content to professional standards.
  • Can be used across all levels of undergraduate and postgraduate (Masters) Education courses, for schools of early childhood, primary and secondary education.
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