Personal/Public Scholarship

From Exclusion to Excellence

Building Restorative Relationships to Create Inclusive Schools

Authors: Razer, Michal, Friedman, Victor J.

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  • This book addresses the need for inclusive teaching practices that reconnect students with the educational process, while at the same time promoting teacher well-beingThis book provides teachers and policymakers with a practical guide for working more effectively with excluded/at risk students in their schoolsThis book argues that achieving inclusive and equitable quality education depends on the development of innovative teaching practices to meet the needs of young people who are not only diverse, but often feel abandoned by the systemThis book advocates for an expansion of the teaching role to include a psycho-social element as a critical approach to inclusive education
  • This book argues that the road to excellence begins with inclusion and offers ideas and practical guidelines for helping teachers integrate inclusion with excellence
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The authors draw on their 30 years of action-research activities helping educators provide a meaningful education to at-risk/excluded students. They explain how teacher well-being is a precondition for building the sorts of relationships that enable excluded students to learn. They present in detail four concrete skills (non-abandonment, reframing, connecting conversation, and emphatic limit-setting) for reaching children and at the same time strengthening educators’ emotional resilience and professional pride. They address how schools can rethink and reshape the way they relate to parents of excluded children, so as to allow both sides to trust and empower each other. If you are a teacher, this book will help you make sense of the difficulties you face daily and provide you with reliable methods for working more effectively. If you are a principal or policymaker, it will show how the road to excellence begins with inclusion, and with providing teachers the kind of support that enables them to succeed.
I am not an education expert, but you don’t have to be to want to implement the conclusions that Michal Razer and Victor J. Friedman make about schools to societies as a whole. To produce a successful school serving the needs of all of its students, you need to focus—before passing out any curriculum or teaching any classes—on building that elusive thing called “trust”, or what the authors call “inclusion”. When there is trust in the classroom, when every student believes that they and their aspirations matter to a teacher, everything is possible and everything is easier—the most difficult students become more educable and inspired and take more ownership over their success—and the best students soar even higher. This book should be read by teachers, parents and politicians alike, because its incisive recommendations for building more successful schools apply just as much to families and parliaments. – Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times columnist"

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Exclusion to Excellence
Book Subtitle
Building Restorative Relationships to Create Inclusive Schools
Authors
Series Title
Personal/Public Scholarship
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-6300-488-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6300-488-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 160
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