How can classroom teachers effectively differentiate learning and teaching programs to provide for the needs of every student in their class? This best-selling text begins by asking 'Why include all students?' in regular classrooms and then shows how this can be done. It outlines the philosophy of inclusive education and focuses on the use of individualised planning and effective teaching practices to maximise learning outcomes within positive and productive environments. Vignettes and narratives provide real-life examples that help put the theory in context. This fifth edition includes broader coverage of issues to do with diversity and individual differences, particularly cultural and multicultural inclusion, linguistic diversity and giftedness. There is more throughout on the universal design for learning framework and on partnerships with families, while new pedagogical features encourage readers to reflect. Throughout, it emphasises a practical, research-based approach to teaching that can be applied to support students with a range of differences and additional needs.
Michael Arthur-Kelly is a teacher and researcher in the School of Education at the University of Newcastle. He has experience as a classroom teacher in both regular and special schools, as a consultant and as a teacher educator. Throughout his career in schools and universities his goal has been to support students with disability to reach their potential. He is especially interested in translation of theory and research to practice in schools and classrooms. Phil Foreman is Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Newcastle. He was Chair of the NSW Institute of Teachers from 2007-2013, and was Professor and Dean of Education at the University of Newcastle from 2002-2008. In 2013 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to tertiary education, particularly in the area of special education, and to people with a disability.
Standards mapping grid PART A: Inclusive Environments
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