Diversity and Inclusion In Australian Schools
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Diversity & Inclusion in Australian Schools presents a clear, socially-oriented approach to understanding and developing inclusion in education. The text conveys positive dimensions to promoting the implementation of inclusive education policy in practice, while at the same time focussing on those areas that are currently providing challenges to many teachers in inclusive learning environments. Its many practical examples and suggested classroom activities are balanced with relevant evidence-based information to assist student with their understanding of the issues about diverse abilities as they relate to inclusion in classroom and associated school and community activities.
Diversity & Inclusion in Australian Schools is also available as an e-book.
- Locates the principles of inclusion within international and national obligations, as well as national legislation and policy
- Covers a broad range of topics, including gender issues, gifted children in the classroom, students with indigenous heritage and with English as a second language
- Re-conceptualises the issues around children who present challenging behaviours for their schools and families, or who are seen as having a learning disability
Learning goals & key terms. And a vignette or story from personal experience that ties into learning goals.
Reflective practice questions – to help students draw out and reflect on important issues raised.
Focus on Practice: case examples from school and/or student experience. They may also be cases that reflect current research and illustrate issues about transitioning and social equity.
Reflective practice exercises: to help students think about how to put teaching methods into practice for themselves, and reflect on important issues raised.
Margin: glossary terms with definitions
Summary: summarises the chapter and revisits the learning goals from the start.
Instructors Resource Manual
Flashcard glossary for students
Part 1: Setting the Scene
1. Understanding Diversity and Inclusion
2. Australian Schools, Policy and Legislation in Perspective
Part 2: Embracing Diversity
3. Linguistic and Cultural Diversity
Michele De Courcy
4. Indigenous Perspectives and Cultural Identity
Clair Andersen and Maggie Walter
5. Gender and Diversity in the Classroom
Maxine Cooper and Lyndsey ILes
Part 3: Supporting Diverse Learning Needs in the Classroom
6. Addressing Learning Difficulties
Raymond Brown and Elizabeth Hirst
7. Supporting Behaviour Change
Lorelei Carpenter and Roberta Thompson
8. Meeting Complex Communication Needs in the Classroom
Julie McMillan and Parimala Raghavendra
9. Suporting Students with Intellectual Disabilities
10. Understanding Sensory Impairment
Mervyn Hyde and Carolyn Palmer
11. Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder
12. Special Learning Needs: Gifted and Learning Disabled
Harry J.O. Milne
Part 4: Creating Diverse and Inclusive Schools
13. Creating Inclusive Schools
14. Accommodating Transitions Across the Years
15. Inclusive Education: The Way to the Future
Mervyn Hyde, Lorelei Carpenter and Robert Conway
Mervyn Hyde , The University of the Sunshine Coast and Griffith University
Lorelei Carpenter , Griffith University
Robert Conway , Flinders University
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