Schools and Diversity, 2nd Edition

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Schools and Diversity, 2nd Edition

By Mary Keeffe, Suzanne Carrington
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Suitable for undergraduate and graduate courses in inclusive education. 
Schools and Diversity is designed to provoke critical thinking about school policies, processes and practices, especially from the viewpoint of those students and parents who have been previously excluded or alienated from quality educational experiences. The text deliberately challenges the narrow focus of more traditional approaches to educational achievements by preparing teachers to maximise learning outcomes for all students. 
By developing a critical and intellectual teaching role for teachers, the text encourages school communities to support teachers to question, challenge and move outside the traditional assumptions and practices associated with education.  In doing so, the text proposes that collaborative processes are integral to maintaining a relevant and connected school community of learners and that effective communication processes can create social capital in schools that promote learning.
By contextualising the revolutionary changes in education in clear theoretical terms, the text provides a framework of pedagogical practices that improves learning for a diverse range of students along with curriculum suggestions for teaching and learning.
About the Authors
Dr Mary Keeffe is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, University of Southern Queensland.
Dr Suzanne Carrington is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Education, Queensland University of Technology.

About The Contributors
Dr Ruth Fielding-Barnsley is a Lecturer at the Faculty of Education, Queensland University of Technology.
Helen Cahill is the Deputy-Director at the Australian Youth Research Centre; University of Melbourne.
Dr Joanne Deppeler is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Monash University.
Elizabeth Freeman is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, University of Melbourne.
Linda Graham is a doctoral student in the Faculty of Education, Queensland University of Technology.
Dr Julianne Moss is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, University of Melbourne.
Ian Parsons is a leading author in the area of discrimination legislation.
Dr Chris Sarra is the Director of the Indigenous Education Leadership Institute.
Professor Roger Slee is the Dean of the Faculty of Education, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
  • Learning Outcomes are a guide to what the student will learn in each chapter
  • Reflection Boxes provide a framework for critical thinking by extending the concepts explored in each chapter by applying the principles and practices of lifelong learning, research, investigation, technology, observation, collaborative learning teams and information literacy.
  • Key Points - bulleted points of the key concepts feature in each chapter. This will assist students in reviewing and reflecting on the chapter content 
  • Conclusion - a final paragraph encapsulates the thrust of each chapter. This assists students' understanding of the critical arguments associated with the chapter.
  • Suggested readings provide students with extra curricula research and reading.
New to this edition
·          NEW Chapter on Inclusive Education by Roger Slee.
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Chapter One: Inclusive Education – Aspirations Scrambled by the Yoke of History? (Roger Slee)
Chapter 2: The Inclusive Society (Mary Keeffe)
Chapter 3: Developing an Inclusive School Culture (Suzanne Carrington)
Chapter 4: Done in by Discourse… or the Problems with Labelling (Linda J. Graham)
Chapter 5: Legislation in the Land of Oz (Ian Parsons)
Chapter 6: Young and Black and Deadly: Strategies for Improving Outcomes for Indigenous Students by (Chris Sarra)
Chapter 7: Creating School Environments that Promote Social Emotional Wellbeing (Helen Cahill and Elizabeth Freeman)
Chapter 8: Classroom Relationships: Pedagogy and Practice in the Inclusive Classroom (Suzanne Carrington)
Chapter 9: Understanding Curriculum to Support Education for All (Julianne Moss)
Chapter 10: Literacy and Learning Difficulties: Successful Outcomes for all Students (Ruth Fielding-Barnsley)
Chapter 11: Classroom Assessment for Student Learning (Joanne Deppeler)
Chapter 12: Horizons of Life Experiences (Mary Keeffe)