Action Research for Inclusive Education

Exploring practitioner research and the possibilities it creates for increasing student participation and developing inclusive practices in educational contexts, this insightful text presents a range of original and innovative approaches to ...

Author: Felicity Armstrong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351048347

Category: Education

Page: 174

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Exploring practitioner research and the possibilities it creates for increasing student participation and developing inclusive practices in educational contexts, this insightful text presents a range of original and innovative approaches to Action Research, and highlights the critical relationship between educational theory, research and practice in transformative action. Focussing on social constructivist approaches to teaching and learning, Action Research for Inclusive Education offers first-hand insights from researcher-practitioners from international settings including Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Granada, Greece, Singapore and England. Chapters explore diverse participatory and collaborative research practices which draw on the strengths and contributions of teachers and support staff, pupils, and families to foster inclusive practices across the school community and strengthen the participation and independence of all students. Topics considered include collaboration in Participatory Action Research, friendships and the development of students’ social skills, student voice and the role of pupils as co-researchers and peer mentors. Making an important contribution to debates on inclusive education and the role of practitioners and students in bringing about change, this text will be key reading for students, teachers and educational researchers.

Educational Inclusion As Action Research

The text argues for: *action research as a means of implementing and evaluating inclusive practice in classrooms and schools *action research as an interpretive and discursive process *inclusion related to specific educational contexts ...

Author: O'Hanlon, Christine

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335227327

Category: Education

Page: 144

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"One of the most accessible features of the book is the incorporation of vignettes of real-life action research enquiries, and in some cases, drawing on the field notes an journals kept by the teachers themselves. There is much to welcome in this book... There is an engaging honesty of tone... an abiding sense of authenticity in the author's voice; this is writing which comes out of long professional experience of teaching pupils with learning difficulties and challenging behaviour, and equal experience of facilitating action research enquiries in her practice as a teacher educator." European Journal of Special Needs Education In its detailed elaboration of action research as a basis for teacher professional development this book locates inclusive practice in a discursive process that continually interprets its meaning while at the same time inevitably changes educational cultures. The book starts by linking government policy with social justice and inclusion issues and argues that inclusion is currently promoted via a democratic political process, which needs to be complemented at a professional level through the demonstration of democratic and inclusive procedures in the investigatory process itself. The text argues for: *action research as a means of implementing and evaluating inclusive practice in classrooms and schools *action research as an interpretive and discursive process *inclusion related to specific educational contexts *inclusion as responsive to change and improvement at any level This book is ideal for postgraduate students, teachers and educational professionals who need a basis for developing inclusive practice.

Teacher Action Research

Educational Action Research, 1(1), 7–24. Adelman ... Norwich, UK: University of
East Anglia, Centre for Applied Research in Education. Airasian ... Action
research for inclusive education: Changing places, changing practices, changing
minds.

Author: Gerald J. Pine

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781452278742

Category: Education

Page: 416

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"This is a wonderful book with deep insight into the relationship between teachers' action and result of student learning. It discusses from different angles impact of action research on student learning in the classroom. Writing samples provided at the back are wonderful examples." —Kejing Liu, Shawnee State University Teacher Action Research: Building Knowledge Democracies focuses on helping schools build knowledge democracies through a process of action research in which teachers, students, and parents collaborate in conducting participatory and caring inquiry in the classroom, school, and community. Author Gerald J. Pine examines historical origins, the rationale for practice-based research, related theoretical and philosophical perspectives, and action research as a paradigm rather than a method. Key Features Discusses how to build a school research culture through collaborative teacher research Delineates the role of the professional development school as a venue for constructing a knowledge democracy Focuses on how teacher action research can empower the active and ongoing inclusion of nontraditional voices (those of students and parents) in the research process Includes chapters addressing the concrete practices of observation, reflection, dialogue, writing, and the conduct of action research, as well as examples of teacher action research studies

Inclusive Teaching in South Africa

While there has been much debate, indications are that inclusive education has been gaining momentum. The book is divided into six coherent sections that address the how of inclusive education both inside and outside of the classroom.

Author: Tsediso Michael Makoelle

Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

ISBN: 9781928355021

Category: Education

Page: 222

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ÿInclusive education presupposes an all-inclusive approach where all learners are taught in regular classrooms, regardless of background, disability or social context. While there has been much debate, indications are that inclusive education has been gaining momentum. The book is divided into six coherent sections that address the how of inclusive education both inside and outside of the classroom.

Ethics and Research in Inclusive Education

Ethics in quasi - experimental research on people with severe learning
disabilities Dilemmas and compromises Mary Kellett ... Oral history approaches (
in which people tell their stories in their own words ) and participatory action
research ( in ...

Author: Kieron Sheehy

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415352061

Category: Education

Page: 254

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Adopting the standpoint of inclusive rather than special education, this collection aims to develop the ability of the student to identify & respond to ethical dilemmas within their research methodologies & respond appropriately to the myriad of complex legal issues that are pertinent to their work.

Inclusive Education

His recent publications include From Them to Us: An International Study of
Inclusion in Education (Routledge) and ... His research interests are inclusive
education, action research with families of disabled children, and qualitative ...

Author: Keith Ballard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135701215

Category: Education

Page: 200

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The aim of this text is to convey the experience of excluded children, their parents, teachers and remaining classmates. Looking at all those involved, the book offers reflections on inclusion and exclusion in the context of schools that do not cater well for diversity. The contributors and issues raised are international, giving the reader everything necessary for considering concepts and practices across countries and cultures, and highlighting ways in which schools might bring down the barriers to participation and learning.

Action Research in South African Education

The book delves into his beliefs, attitudes and conceptions about the evolving discourse of Action Research in education and how it could be operationalised in varying educative contexts.

Author: TM Makoelle

Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

ISBN: 9781928480327

Category: Education

Page: 144

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In an increasingly complex and challenging profession, the need for teachers, administrators and school systems to become involved in professional development activities is ever present. Action Research in South African Education: A Critical Praxis is a culmination of varying reflective accounts Professor Makoelle made as a teacher, an academic and a devoted action researcher. The book delves into his beliefs, attitudes and conceptions about the evolving discourse of Action Research in education and how it could be operationalised in varying educative contexts. The conversation fosters openness toward new ideas and learning new innovations, as well as giving teachers ownership of effective practices. It ultimately provides teachers with the necessary skills, knowledge, and focus to engage in meaningful inquiry about their professional practice.

Professional Development Through Action Research in Educational Settings

Christine O'Hanlon. 6 Seeing - off Cuts : Researching a Professional and Parents
' Campaign to Save Inclusive Education in a London Borough Alice Paige - Smith
ABSTRACT In this paper I firstly present an action research case study of a ...

Author: Christine O'Hanlon

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0750705086

Category: Education

Page: 213

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Describes ways of using action research to improve teaching and learning

Making Special Education Inclusive

From Research to Practice Peter Farrell, Mel Ainscow. CHAPTER 1. Making.
special. education. inclusive: mapping. the. issues. Peter Farrell aaa' Mel
Ainscow In recent years the issue of inclusion has ... Meeting Special Educational
Needs' (DfEE 1997) and the subsequent 'Programme for Action' (DfEE 1998)
referred to ...

Author: Peter Farrell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136609480

Category: Education

Page: 224

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The aim of this book is to consider how schools and LEAs can develop inclusive policies and practices for students who experience a range of difficulties in learning or behavior. It highlights debates and contradictions about the realities of inclusion and suggests ways in which practice can move forward. The contributors look at key areas of development in special and inclusive education and considers ways in which the latest research can inform practice. Areas covered include promoting inclusion for all; how to make sense of the Code of Practice SEN Thresholds; working with Teaching Assistants; new approaches to counseling and pastoral care in schools; including pupils with EBD; how nurture groups are helping inclusive practice; making education inclusive for pupils with sensory disabilities; including pupils with specific learning difficulties; and preparing students for an inclusive society. The book will be of particular interest to teachers, LEA support staff, educational psychologists and related professionals who face the challenge of meeting the needs of a diverse population within an inclusive framework. it will also be of relevance for students in further and higher education, and their tutors.

Creating Equitable Classrooms Through Action Research

Learn how to implement a sustainable school or district action research program that promotes educational equity, helps close the achievement gap, and strengthens instructional leadership.

Author: Cathy Caro-Bruce

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412936675

Category: Education

Page: 303

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Learn how to implement a sustainable school or district action research program that promotes educational equity, helps close the achievement gap, and strengthens instructional leadership.

Curriculum and Pedagogy in Inclusive Education

Research case studies in teaching , learning and inclusion Adrienne Alton - Lee ,
Christine Rietveld , Lena Klenner , Ngaio Dalton ... Ms Nikora encountered this
research in a teacher education course that included training in action research .

Author: Melanie Nind

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415352088

Category: Education

Page: 256

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This book takes the reader through the process of identifying and analyzing curriculum issues within the field of inclusive education, focussing on what actually happens in real classrooms

Towards Inclusive Learning in Higher Education

To achieve this, the authors (project team) used an action research methodology.
According to Lewin (1952, quoted in Carr and Kemmis 1986), action research
consists of analysis, factfinding, conceptualisation of problems, planning and ...

Author: Mike Adams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134216277

Category: Education

Page: 224

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It is widely recognised that the provision of an inclusive education is critical to maintaining high standards of learning and teaching for all students in higher education - a fact that is backed up by recent introduction of legislation and best practice guidelines around the world. This book is written for all practitioners in higher education today - many of whom may not have previous experience of working with disabled students, but now wish to develop a better understanding of the issues involved and of how they can improve their own practice. Towards Inclusive Learning in Higher Education is a rich source of practical advice and resources. Experienced contributors share their own techniques, outlining innovative methods and activities that will help both individuals and institutions to improve their classroom practice and develop inclusive curricula. The book explores the all the key areas in higher education today, including: the student's transition from FE to HE current barriers to inclusive education uses and requirements for information technology quality issues and benchmark descriptors examinations and assessment employability and work placements.

Disability Poverty and Education

elicitation in developing a shared understanding of the meaning of 'inclusive
education', and in accessing teachers' tacit ... The long-term sustainability of the
school-based action research principles and practices developed in these
schools ...

Author: Nidhi Singal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317850151

Category: Education

Page: 184

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This book is a succinct and distinctive presentation of current research addressing educational issues in relation to children and young people with disabilities in Southern contexts. Even though people with disabilities are disproportionately over-represented in the majority world, there is a lack of texts which bring together empirical insights highlighting the unique socio-economic and cultural realities of these contexts and the ways in which these have shaped developments in education. This book provides a comprehensive and critical overview of a range of issues, such as the dilemmas in conceptual translations, analysis of international aid and national policies, evaluation of various educational interventions, and issues interrogating the purpose of education. Bringing together various research projects conducted in eight different countries, this book successfully captures a unique spread of cross-cultural issues. It was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Inclusive Education.

Visible learning for teachers

This book: links the biggest ever research project on teaching strategies to practical classroom implementation champions both teacher and student perspectives and contains step by step guidance including lesson preparation, interpreting ...

Author: John Hattie

Publisher:

ISBN: 1003024475

Category: EDUCATION

Page:

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In November 2008, John Hattie's ground-breaking book Visible Learning synthesised the results of more thanfifteen years research involving millions of students and represented the biggest ever collection of evidence-based research into what actually works in schools to improve learning. Visible Learning for Teachers takes the next step and brings those ground breaking concepts to a completely new audience. Written for students, pre-service and in-service teachers, it explains how to apply the principles of Visible Learning to any classroom anywhere in the world. The author offers concise and user-friendly summaries of the most successful interventions and offers practical step-by-step guidance to the successful implementation of visible learning and visible teaching in the classroom. This book: links the biggest ever research project on teaching strategies to practical classroom implementation champions both teacher and student perspectives and contains step by step guidance including lesson preparation, interpreting learning and feedback during the lesson and post lesson follow up offers checklists, exercises, case studies and best practice scenarios to assist in raising achievement includes whole school checklists and advice for school leaders on facilitating visible learning in their institution now includes additional meta-analyses bringing the total cited within the research to over 900 comprehensively covers numerous areas of learning activity including pupil motivation, curriculum, meta-cognitive strategies, behaviour, teaching strategies, and classroom management. Visible Learning for Teachers is a must read for any student or teacher who wants an evidence based answer to the question; 'how do we maximise achievement in our schools?'

Participatory Action Research for Educational Leadership

action research (PAR) is a dynamic process for personal and professional
development. ... whom were identified special needs, used PAR in a yearlong
school project to improve educational practices in inclusion classes (Saurino et al
., 1996).

Author: E. Alana James

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412937771

Category: Education

Page: 236

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While written for mastersÆ students in any Educational Leadership concentration, this is a core text for departments that teach action research as a primary research methodology or a supplemental text for those that place it in a range of research methods. The book provides a readable overview of the PAR process similar to professional learning communities in schools. Its design reaches out to visual learners as graphic elements guide graduate students through the research methods they need to successfully complete rigorous projects. The results of the original PAR study and continued work with educational leaders lead us to believe that this approach ultimately produces the results school leaders seek and appreciate. Key Features: o Clear process through both the PAR steps employing a research logic model throughout. This benefits the graduate student or educational leader by leading them to data driven outcomes that are valid, credible and reliableGraphic elements guide the reader through the process and aid the visual learner in keeping track of the concepts behind the theory. o Reflective questions precede each section. This increases the reflective practices and routines of the reader as appropriate to the PAR process. o Tasks, written for both groups and individuals, aid participatory teams in working towards consensus and strong research designs o Practitioner stories make the lessons real and ease the emotional unease that come from tackling research practices the first time. Intended Audience: This book represents the evolution of PAR from a soft science to a process appropriate for educators in todayÆs data driven environments or for graduate students whose thesis needs to pass the recommendations of professors steeped in positivist traditions.

What Successful Teachers Do in Inclusive Classrooms

"An awesome collection of very current best practice suggestions!" Jacqueline Thousand Co-Author, A Guide to Co-Teaching "This is the way that flesh′n′blood teachers talk to each other.

Author: Sarah J. McNary

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483304106

Category: Education

Page: 152

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Test-drive these research-based strategies in your inclusive classroom! Bridging the gap between theory and practice, this book focuses on extending academic research to classroom practices that address the problems faced by teachers working with special needs learners in inclusive classrooms. It outlines a full range of research-based strategies that can be interwoven and tailored to create the best instructional plan for special learners, including: A straightforward one-line action statement An easy-to-read synthesis of relevant studies Specific tactics for immediate application in the classroom Pointers on how to identify and avoid potential pitfalls Sources for further reading on the research/strategy outlined

Preparing Teachers for Inclusive Education

equity lends itself especially well to action research projects for teachers who
wish to examine their own practice. A case titled “'Girl Speak' and 'Boy Speak':
Gender Differences inthe Classroom,” by Weikel (1995), isahelpful starting point
for ...

Author: Suzanne E. Wade

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135686642

Category: Education

Page: 256

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This book--a companion volume to Inclusive Education: A Casebook and Readings for Prospective and Practicing Teachers--is designed to assist instructors in using Inclusive Education as a text for preservice or in-service teacher education courses. Part I (Chapters 1-5) of Preparing Teachers for Inclusive Education provides a general introduction to case pedagogies and chapters describing curricula that teacher educators have developed using cases designed to prepare teachers for inclusive education. Part II provides Teaching Notes that correspond to the 14 cases in Inclusive Education.

Confronting Marginalisation in Education

This book offers a detailed focus on how the voices of learners can be used to reveal those children most likely to experience some kind of marginalisation and, in addition, to highlight issues that are related to the inclusion of all.

Author: Kyriaki Messiou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415603508

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 149

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"One of the key challenges facing schools today is that of reducing marginalisation amongst pupils in educational contexts. With a particular focus on primary school classrooms, Confronting Marginalisation in Education provides guidance and illustrative examples of the ways in which teachers can include all of their learners in the academic and social experiences they provide. This book offers a detailed focus on how the voices of learners can be used to reveal those children most likely to experience some kind of marginalisation and, in addition, to highlight issues that are related to the inclusion of all. These frequent vocal accounts are contextualised within an analytical framework that places particular emphasis on the importance of listening to children. In order to understand and, more importantly, address marginalisation through the views of children, Messiou therefore develops the text around a usable framework that consists of a unique four-step process: Step 1: Opening doors: Enabling voices to emerge Step 2: Looking closely: Bringing concerns to the surface Step 3: Making sense of the evidence: Sharing data with learners Step 4: Dealing with marginalisation: Encouraging inclusive thinking and practice. This framework shows how the systematic collecting of evidence can ease the process of understanding, help tackle marginalisation, and promote inclusion in a way that can be incorporated into the daily work of practitioners. Importantly, the book focuses on all learners, including those that might experience marginalisation but whose voices might have not previously been heard"--