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Deconstructing Special Education and Constructing Inclusion

Inclusive Education

By (author) Andrew Loxley, Gary Thomas
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Open University Press, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Feb 2001
Dimensions: w 154mm h 228mm d 9mm
Weight: 240g
ISBN-10: 0335204481
ISBN-13: 9780335204489
Barcode No: 9780335204489
Synopsis
""Deconstructing Special Education and Constructing Inclusion" is a sophisticated, multidisciplinary critique of special education that leaves virtually no intellectual stone unturned. It is a must read for anyone interested in the role and significance of inclusive pedagogy in the new struggle for an inclusive society" - Professor Tom Skrtic, University of Kansas. In this book the authors look behind special education to its supposed intellectual foundations. They find a knowledge jumble constructed of bits and pieces from Piagetian, psychoanalytic, psychometric and behavioural theoretical models. They examine the consequences of these models' influence for professional and popular thinking about learning difficulty.

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"A challenging, badly needed book likely to be read for many years to come, certainly by students of education but also by a wider readership of parents, carers and professionals." -- British Journal of Educational Studies Brit Jnl of Educational Studies 20031028