PRESCRIBED TEXT FOR:
Institution: ACU Brisbane (Banyo) - 2014 2nd Semester
Course Code: EDFD623
Subject: Professional Practice and Wellbeing in Inclusive School Communities
Part A: Inclusive Environments
1. Introducing inclusion in education
2. Legislation, policies and inclusive practices
3. Practicing inclusion in diverse school communities
Part B: Inclusive Teaching and Learning Practices
4. Curriculum, learning, teaching and assessment adjustments
5. Planning effective teaching strategies
6. Encouraging positive interactions
Part C: Strategies to Support Inclusive Teaching
7. Developing communication skills
8. Understanding and supporting literacy competence
9. Understanding and supporting numeracy competence
Part D: Inclusion Across the School Years
10. Inclusion in early childhood
11. Inclusion in primary schools
12. Secondary school inclusion and transition to life after school
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.
Whilst retaining a strong focus on understanding issues related to disability, this new edition now treats diversity from a broader perspective. Throughout, it emphasizes a practical, research-based approach to teaching that can be applied to support students with a range of differences and additional needs.