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Studies in Inclusive Education

Tales from School

Learning Disability and State Education after Administrative Reform

Editors: Wills, R., Morton, M., McLean, M., Stephenson, M., Slee, R. (Eds.)

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  • Professional, academic and parent leaders explore the struggle for disabled learners in New Zealand as neoliberal politics and government reform clash with the development and delivery of inclusive education.

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This is a book about the struggle of many New Zealand families to have their children with learning disabilities included in local community schools. It reviews the influences in the post war period that shaped the state response to the right of all children to attend school. Reflections from both education policy makers and parents of that time are included. The book also examines the more recent impact of neoliberal politics on education policy and the consequences experienced by families with school-aged children with disabilities who may well become ‘collateral damage in the enterprise of improving schools.’ 

After examining the families’ experience the book asks how inclusion can be fostered in schools and classrooms? Practitioners and academics present research findings that indicate alternative ways of thinking and acting that attest to more ethical and humane responses to human difference. Citizens, school personnel, politicians and policy makers should be challenged by the tales from school arising from attempts to achieve a ‘world class, inclusive education system.’


Cover photograph by Rod Wills, “Oratia District School”

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $49.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-6209-893-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tales from School
Book Subtitle
Learning Disability and State Education after Administrative Reform
Editors
  • Rod Wills
  • Missy Morton
  • Margaret McLean
  • Maxine Stephenson
  • Roger Slee
Series Title
Studies in Inclusive Education
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-6209-893-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6209-893-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 292
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