The authors in this book discuss policies and practices that relate to the provision of inclusive education for a diverse range of children in education settings in Aotearoa New Zealand: children with special educational needs; Maori and Pasifika children; those for whom English is an additional language; and, those who are gifted and talented. Reasons why these children are at risk of being academically, intellectually, culturally, physically, socially and emotionally excluded are explored. Each chapter concludes with questions to provoke further professional reflection on the issues raised. The book will be especially useful for teacher educators, practising teachers, and students studying in the education area. It not only challenges existing thinking and practice, but explores new and achievable approaches and options for truly inclusive education.
Contributors:- Jill Bevan-Brown • Jean Annan • Janis Carroll-Lind • Vijaya Dharan • Gwen Gilmore • Penny Haworth • Anita Johansen • Alison Kearney • Peti Kenrick • Jude MacArthur • Lesieli Kupu MacIntyre • Valerie Margrain • Stuart J. McLaren • Mandia Mentis • Luanna H. Meyer • Wyatt H. Page • Jane Prochnow • Tracy Riley • Angela Ward