Funding Inclusive Education

The Economic Realities
Author: Alan J. Marsh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351765507
Category: Political Science
Page: 166
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This title was first published in 2003.Funding for pupils with special educational needs has created resource management difficulties for schools and budgetary control problems for LEAs. Special educational needs is a frequent area of LEA overspending. These issues are particularly important as the development of inclusion and raising attainment for all pupils are key Government priorities. Many LEAs are now considering revisions of their funding formulae for additional and special educational needs during Best Value Reviews and Fair Funding consultations. This stimulating and accessible book examines the policy context for formula funding and the design and accountability issues for the construction of a revised formula. One of the central themes is the idea that a funding formula should be viewed as a key instrument of policy to assist in delivering specific inclusive policy objectives to meet the additional and special educational needs of pupils.

Child Friendly Schools Manual

Author: N.A
Publisher: UNICEF
ISBN: 9280643762
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 204
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This Child-Friendly Schools (CFS) Manual was developed during three-and-a-half years of continuous work, involving the United Nations Children's Fund education staff and specialists from partner agencies working on quality education. It benefits from fieldwork in 155 countries and territories, evaluations carried out by the Regional Offices and desk reviews conducted by headquarters in New York. The manual is a part of a total resource package that includes an e-learning package for capacity-building in the use of CFS models and a collection of field case studies to illustrate the state of the art in child-friendly schools in a variety of settings.

Education and Training Policy No More Failures Ten Steps to Equity in Education

Ten Steps to Equity in Education
Author: Field Simon,Kuczera Malgorzata,Pont Beatriz
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264032606
Page: 159
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No More Failures challenges the assumption that there will always be failures and dropouts, those who can’t or won’t make it in school. It provides ten concrete policy measures for reducing school failure and dropout rates.

A Human Rights-based Approach to Education for All

A Framework for the Realization of Children's Right to Education and Rights Within Education
Author: Unesco
Publisher: United Nations Publications
Category: Education
Page: 146
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The goal of a human rights-based approach to education is to assure every child a quality education that respects and promotes her or his right to dignity and optimum development. This publication provides a framework of strategies and actions necessary to translate children's right to education and rights within education into legislation, policies and programs for the attainment of education for all. The text is illustrated by case examples from a variety of countries. Several appendices are also included to provide background information and elaborate on issues raised in the framework, including standards on child participation, human rights education, and international goals and commitments. Also included is a checklist of actions necessary to achieve a rights-based approach to education and a bibliography of relevant documents, websites and initiatives.--Publisher's description.

Implementing Inclusive Education

A Commonwealth Guide to Implementing Article 24 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Author: Richard Rieser
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
ISBN: 1849290733
Category: Education
Page: 348
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This revised and expanded second edition of Implementing Inclusive Education shows how Commonwealth countries are attempting to undertake inclusion in education, and will encourage all those charged with ensuring education for all to make certain that disabled children are fully included in all aspects of the education system.

Inclusive Education Across Cultures

Crossing Boundaries, Sharing Ideas
Author: Mithu Alur,Vianne Timmons
Publisher: SAGE Publishing India
ISBN: 9352804880
Category: Education
Page: 500
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This comprehensive collection provides a global perspective on inclusive education. The existing literature delves into whether inclusive practice is about educating children with disabilities or children from diverse backgrounds. The articles in this compilation assert that it is both. Inclusive Education Across Cultures: Crossing Boundaries, Sharing Ideas brings together multiple perspectives to present a compelling case for inclusive practice in different areas of inclusive education, ranging from policy initiatives to practices on the ground level, and advocating and creating awareness. The articles present examples that are explicitly disability-focussed and at the same time present a vision of inclusion that is about societal reform. These articles provide a voice to the people living with disabilities and enable us to learn from their stories. They not only provide theoretical information, but also connect theory and practice by discussing implemented models and practical resources. This work will be a valuable resource material for all those involved in the study of education, social work and psychology.

Barriers to Inclusion

Special Education in the United States and Germany
Author: Justin J. W. Powell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317263375
Category: Social Science
Page: 344
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Barriers to Inclusion offers a comparative and historical account of the rise of special education over the twentieth century in the United States and Germany. This institutional analysis demonstrates how categorical boundaries, professional groups, social movements, and education and social policies shaped the schooling of children and youth with disabilities. It traces the evolution of special education classification, explores growing special education organizations, and examines students' learning opportunities and educational attainments. Highlighting cross-national differences over time, the author also investigates demographic and geographic variability within the federal democracies, especially in segregation and inclusion rates of disabled and disadvantaged children. Germany's elaborate system of segregated special school types contrasts with diverse American special education classrooms mainly within regular schools. Joining historical case studies with empirical indicators, this book reveals persistent barriers to school integration as well as factors that facilitate inclusive education reform in both societies.

Register of Educational Research in the United Kingdom, 1992-1995

Author: Foundation Natl
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415132436
Category: Education
Page: 436
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This latest volume of the Register of Educational Research in the United Kingdom lists all the major research projects being undertaken in Britain during the latter months of 1992, the whole of 1993 and 1994 and the early months of 1995. Each entry provides names and addresses of the researchers, a detailed abstract, the source and amount of the grant(where applicable), the length of the project and details of published material about the research.

Education White Paper 6

Special Needs Education : Building an Inclusive Education and Training System
Author: South Africa. Dept. of Education
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780797039230
Category: Education and state
Page: 56
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Scientific Research in Education

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Center for Education,Committee on Scientific Principles for Education Research
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309133098
Category: Education
Page: 204
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Researchers, historians, and philosophers of science have debated the nature of scientific research in education for more than 100 years. Recent enthusiasm for "evidence-based" policy and practice in educationâ€"now codified in the federal law that authorizes the bulk of elementary and secondary education programsâ€"have brought a new sense of urgency to understanding the ways in which the basic tenets of science manifest in the study of teaching, learning, and schooling. Scientific Research in Education describes the similarities and differences between scientific inquiry in education and scientific inquiry in other fields and disciplines and provides a number of examples to illustrate these ideas. Its main argument is that all scientific endeavors share a common set of principles, and that each fieldâ€"including education researchâ€"develops a specialization that accounts for the particulars of what is being studied. The book also provides suggestions for how the federal government can best support high-quality scientific research in education.

Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age

Universal Design for Learning
Author: David Howard Rose,Anne Meyer (Ed. D.)
Publisher: Assn for Supervision & Curriculum
Category: Education
Page: 216
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Draws from brain research and advances in digital technology to explore the concept of universal design for learning and how it can help meet educational standards while addressing the unique needs of each student.

Rethinking special education for a new century

Author: Chester E. Finn,Andrew J. Rotherham,Charles R. Hokanson,Thomas B. Fordham Foundation,Progressive Policy Institute (U.S.),Progressive Policy Institute (U.S.).
Publisher: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 364
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Public law 94-142

special education in transition
Author: Don R. Barbacovi,Richard W. Clelland
Publisher: Amer Assn School Administrator
Category: Education
Page: 85
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Community Programs to Promote Youth Development

Author: Committee on Community-Level Programs for Youth,National Research Council and Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth and Families,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309072751
Category: Social Science
Page: 432
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After-school programs, scout groups, community service activities, religious youth groups, and other community-based activities have long been thought to play a key role in the lives of adolescents. But what do we know about the role of such programs for today's adolescents? How can we ensure that programs are designed to successfully meet young people's developmental needs and help them become healthy, happy, and productive adults? Community Programs to Promote Youth Development explores these questions, focusing on essential elements of adolescent well-being and healthy development. It offers recommendations for policy, practice, and research to ensure that programs are well designed to meet young people's developmental needs. The book also discusses the features of programs that can contribute to a successful transition from adolescence to adulthood. It examines what we know about the current landscape of youth development programs for America's youth, as well as how these programs are meeting their diverse needs. Recognizing the importance of adolescence as a period of transition to adulthood, Community Programs to Promote Youth Development offers authoritative guidance to policy makers, practitioners, researchers, and other key stakeholders on the role of youth development programs to promote the healthy development and well-being of the nation's youth.