From Inclusion to Engagement: Helping Students Engage with Schooling through Policy and Practice
- Presents an innovative approach rooted in a biopsychosocial theoretical perspective – an approach that is still relatively misunderstood within the educational sphere
- Offers insights based on an extensive review of contemporary international research in the field
- Avoids the biases of ideology in favour of science-based social and educational outcomes
- The first comprehensive account of evidence-based interventions for students with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
About the Authors.
1 Introduction: From Inclusive Education to Educational Engagement – Putting Reality before Rhetoric and Finding the Elephant in the Living Room.
2 SEBD: The Evolution of Intervention and Current Theory.
3 The Teacher–Student Interface.
4 Interventions for Enhancing Teachers' Skills.
5 Whole-school Approaches and Support Systems.
6 Small-Scale On- and Off-Site Provision.
7 Working with Parents.
8 Multi-Agency Intervention.
9 A Summary of the Research Evidence.
Barbara Jacobs is a professional writer, lecturer, broadcaster and researcher, who has recently completed a late-life PhD on autistic intelligence, at the School of Education, University of Leicester.
—Brahm Norwich, Professor of Educational Psychology and Special Educational Needs, University of Exeter, UK
In this book the authors provide a thoughtful and stimulating examination of how our more vulnerable pupils are viewed. After examining the labeling issue, the authors make intervention recommendations based on the latest research evidence. In sum, the authors acknowledge there are a multitude of approaches and emphasize that the ultimate goal is to devise practices that make a real difference in the lives of the students being served.
—Lyndal M. Bullock, Regents Professor, Special Education, University of North Texas, USA
Inclusion is a key problem for teachers worldwide. Reading this book will help them find some practical answers.
—Maurice Galton, Senior Research/Teaching Fellow, University of Cambridge, UK