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**Winner of the nasen particular academic wishes educational publication award 2008** there's an everlasting and common conception among coverage makers and practitioners that definite teams of youngsters, particularly those that locate studying tricky, have a unsafe impact at the success of different childrens. demanding this easy assumption, success and Inclusion in faculties argues that prime degrees of inclusion will be solely appropriate with excessive degrees of feat and that combining the 2 isn't just attainable yet crucial if all teenagers are to have the ability to take part totally in schooling. filled with bright case reviews that discover the advantages and tensions for kids and colleges, this e-book units out to reply to the subsequent questions: what's the nature of the connection among the inclusion of a few young children and the fulfillment of all? Are there techniques that can elevate the success of all kids, when safeguarding the inclusion of others who're extra susceptible? What adjustments can a faculty make to make sure excessive degrees of inclusion in addition to excessive degrees of accomplishment for all its childrens? fulfillment and Inclusion in faculties deals an up to date research of present matters, offers sensible counsel for practitioners and policy-makers, and may be of curiosity to someone enthusiastic about inclusive schooling.

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Doing so is intended to underpin the notions of accountability, competition and choice in education. In England, for example, performance tables give average levels for individual schools and across LAs as measured by Key Stages 2 and 3 tests and GCSEs at Key Stage 4. From 2002, there have been some improvements to the way the figures are compiled by the DfES to form the (now called) Achievement and Attainment Tables. That is, Key Stage to Key Stage value-added measures are used to indicate progress from one stage to the next, rather than simply using absolute outcome measures at the end of one particular Key Stage.

Moreover, whilst the concept of ‘special needs’ may pathologise some learners, rejecting it does not necessarily help practitioners to address the structural problems that create those ‘needs’ in the first place. A more nuanced and relational way of considering how schools can respond to difference is needed and we discuss this in more depth later in this chapter. Examining the concept of achievement in education It is axiomatic to state that a fundamental aim of any school is to ensure that all its students achieve at the highest possible levels.

2004) because doing so may: • • • increase inappropriate labelling; lead to a situation where labels become part of a child’s identity; ignore recent developments in new international classification systems such as the International Classification of Functioning (ICF) that challenge traditional ways of thinking about categories and labels; National datasets 37 • • • • • lead people to believe that different ‘kinds’ of children need different kinds of provision; return to deficit notions of disability by promoting the notion that the ‘fault’ is in the student rather than encouraging people to examine the learning context; ignore the interactive and contextual aspects of teaching and learning; oversimplify the complexity of children’s difficulties by having to identify a primary type and cause of special educational need; and lower teachers’ and parents’ expectations.

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