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Smith, Allister – Kairaranga, 2005
Index for Inclusion is a programme to assist in developing learning and participation in schools. It was written by Tony Booth and Mel Ainscow from the Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education, UK. Central Normal School was pleased to have the opportunity to trial this programme.
Descriptors: Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Student Needs, Program Development
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Booth, Tony – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2005
Tony Booth has fought for inclusive education all his life, arguing that the labelling of children as "having special educational needs" serves to devalue a group and obscure their diversity. It encourages educational difficulties to be seen primarily in terms of the deficiencies of children thus deflecting attention away from the contextual…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Inclusive Schools, Labeling (of Persons)
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Booth, Tony – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2011
This article considers the inclusive development of teacher education, drawing on changes made for the new edition of the Index for Inclusion. It defines inclusion as putting inclusive values into action and sets out a values framework for education. It critiques approaches to inclusion that are confined to the mainstream participation of children…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teacher Education, Mainstreaming, Curriculum
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Booth, Tony – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2011
This article gives an account of the way an opportunity has been taken to draw together ideas for a curriculum for the common school and beyond, during the writing of a new edition of the "Index for Inclusion; developing learning and participation in schools" (Booth & Ainscow, 2011). I discuss the way thinking about the curriculum for the common…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Values, Change Strategies
Booth, Tony; Ainscow, Mel; Kingston, Denise – Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education, 2006
This 2006 revised and updated edition of the Index for early years and childcare now includes a CD Rom to make it more accessible. The Index is a detailed set of materials to help settings increase the participation of children and young people in play and learning. The Index involves a self-review of all aspects of a setting, drawing on…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Play, Inclusive Schools, Early Childhood Education
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Ainscow, Mel; Booth, Tony; Dyson, Alan – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2006
This paper reports on some aspects of a collaborative action research project involving teams from 25 schools in England working with researchers from three universities in an attempt to understand how schools can develop more inclusive cultures, policies and practices. Unusually in this field, the schools were not selected because of any…
Descriptors: Action Research, Foreign Countries, Mainstreaming, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
Booth, Tony; Ainscow, Mel – 2002
The Index for Inclusion is a compilation of materials to support British schools in the process of inclusive school development. Part 1 introduces the Index, then identifies the following key concepts: inclusion, barriers to learning and participation, resources to support learning and participation, and support for diversity. Part 1 then…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Disabilities, Diversity (Student), Educational Change
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Ainscow, Mel; Booth, Tony; Dyson, Alan – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2004
This paper provides an account of the methodological lessons and emerging findings of a collaborative action research network in England. The Network involves teams of researchers from three universities in working alongside school and local education authority practitioners as they explore ways of developing more inclusive practices. The analysis…
Descriptors: Action Research, Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Mainstreaming
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Howes, Andrew; Booth, Tony; Dyson, Alan; Frankham, Jo – Research Papers in Education, 2005
The process of a school becoming more inclusive involves teacher learning. The Economic and Social Research Council Teaching and Learning Research Programme (ESRC TLRP) research and development Network "Understanding and Developing Inclusive Practices in Schools" presented an opportunity both to understand the nature of this learning and to…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Students, Socialization, Action Research
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Howes, Andrew; Booth, Tony; Dyson, Alan; Frankham, Jo – Research Papers in Education, 2005
The process of a school becoming more inclusive involves teacher learning. The Economic and Social Research Council Teaching and Learning Research Programme (ESRC TLRP) research and development Network "Understanding and Developing Inclusive Practices in Schools" presented an opportunity both to understand the nature of this learning and to…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Students, Socialization, Action Research
Booth, Tony, Ed.; Ainscow, Mel, Ed. – 1998
This book describes the outcomes of a comparative study that brought together an international team of researchers from eight countries (United States, Scotland, New Zealand, Norway, the Netherlands, Ireland, Australia, and England). The purpose of the study was to develop case studies that would explore the process of inclusion and exclusion…
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Case Studies, Classification, Classroom Environment
Booth, Tony – 1982
The third of 16 booklets designed for use in an Open University course on special education in the United Kingdom, this guide introduces key issues in the course. The variety of handicapping conditions is examined, and age and sex factors in special education are considered. Effects of the environment and the special educational system are also…
Descriptors: Classification, Course Content, Definitions, Disabilities
Booth, Tony – 1982
One of 16 booklets designed for use in an Open University course on the education of handicapped children in the United Kingdom, this document focuses on special education policy efforts in Norway, the United States and Italy. Separate chapters present information on each country, especially detailing each country's attempts to provide for…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Disabilities, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
Booth, Tony – 1982
This booklet, one of 16 designed for use in an Open University Course on the education of handicapped children in the United Kingdom, focuses on ways in which a disability is affected by social factors. Effects of geographic, economic, and cultural conditions are examined. Clinical and sociological perspectives of mental retardation are compared…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Booth, Tony – 1983
The prevention of handicapping conditions and the reduction of failure and disaffection in schools is the topic of this booklet, one of 16 texts designed for use in an Open University course on the education of handicapped students in the United Kingdom. Medical approaches to prevention, including those involving ethical issues, are explored.…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Handicap Identification
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