Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement ebook

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Mervyn Hyde, Lorelai Carpenter, Shelley Dole

Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement ebook

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Mervyn Hyde, Lorelai Carpenter, Shelley Dole




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Positive inclusion that will prepare you for diverse classrooms

Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement presents a clear, socially oriented approach to understanding and developing inclusion in education. It focuses on encouraging pre-service teachers to develop strategies to engage students of all backgrounds, needs and abilities in a diverse classroom. It conveys positive dimensions to promoting the implementation of inclusive education policy in practice, while at the same time focusing on those areas that we know are currently providing challenges for many teachers in engaging students in inclusive learning environments.

This third edition responds to constant change in schools, the national curriculum implementation, national and international developments, and heightened expectations of teachers by the public and employers. It includes some new chapters, notably one examining the needs of students facing challenges to their mental health and wellbeing. In addition, there is greater focus within most chapters on key issues, including early intervention, the use of technology, and assessment practices. There are also some new headings to help the instructors and students focus on classroom practice and facilitate individual and group learning.

With extensive learning features that blend theoretical issues and context with practical skills, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement provides pre-service teachers with the knowledge and understanding to manage classroom challenges and develop inclusive learning environments.

New to this edition

  • Increased focus on early intervention with young children, content indicated by new icons in the margins
  • Focus on the use of technology in the classroom to support diverse learner needs, content indicated by new icons in the margins
  • New Chapter – Chapter 16 Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing: Promotion, Prevention and Intervention
  • New Case studies include voices of students, teachers, parents, teaching aides, and a wider age range of children to illustrate theory working in real life situation
  • Discussion throughout indicated by icons about the increasing focus on all teachers being responsible for supporting the needs of diverse learners in every classroom, rather than this being the province of “special schools” and specially trained teachers as per new teacher standards.
  • All content and references have been expanded and updated to reflect contemporary trends, issues, new curriculum initiatives, new policies and international developments.


    Part 1: Setting the Scene

  1. Understanding Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement

    Mervyn Hyde

  2. Australian Schools, Policy and Legislation in Perspective

    Robert Conway

    Part 2: Embracing Diversity

  3. Linguistic and Cultural Diversity

    Michèle de Courcy, Amy Farndale

  4. Indigenous Perspectives and Cultural Identity

    Clair Andersen, Maggie Walter

  5. Gender, Inclusivity and Engagement

    Michael Nagel, Laura Scholes

    Part 3: Supporting Diverse Learning Needs in the Classroom

  6. Students with Literacy Difficulties

    Gary Woolley

  7. Assisting Children with Learning Difficulties in Mathematics

    Shelley Dole

  8. Behavioral engagement in the inclusive classroom

    Roberta Thompson, Lorelei Carpenter

  9. Meeting Complex Communication Needs in the Classroom

    Julie McMillan, Parimala Raghavendra

  10. Supporting Students with Intellectual Disabilities

    Kathleen Tait

  11. Understanding Vision Impairment

    Carolyn Palmer

  12. Understanding Hearing Impairment

    Mervyn Hyde

  13. Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Lorelei Carpenter

  14. Supporting Diverse Gifted Students

    Jane M. Jarvis

  15. Understanding Physical Impairment in Young Children

    Kathleen Tait

  16. Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing: Promotion, Prevention and Intervention

    Julie M. McMillan, Jane M. Jarvis

    Part 4: Creating Diverse and Inclusive Schools

  17. Creating Inclusive Schools

    Mervyn Hyde

  18. Accommodating Transitions across the Years

    Robert Conway

  19. Inclusive Education: Ways to the Future

Mervyn Hyde, Lorelei Carpenter, Shelley Dole


Mervyn Hyde is an Emeritus Professor of Education at Griffith University and a Professor in the School of Education at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Lorelai Carpenter is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Education and Professional Studies at Griffith University

Shelley Dole is a Professor and Head of School in the School of Education at the University of the Sunshine Coast

Lecturer Resources

Lecturers who prescribe Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement 3rd edition for their course, will have access to:

  • A completely revised Instructors Resource Manual with a focus on innovative teaching; using technology in teaching; and strong 21st century learning approach.