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ERIC Number: EJ864865
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0952-3383
"Asking "How" Instead of "Why"": Exploring Inclusive Approaches to Teaching and Learning through Pupil and Teacher Responses to a School Link Project
Griffiths, Eve
British Journal of Special Education, v36 n4 p213-221 Dec 2009
The association of inclusive education with an equity discourse means that the question of "how" to include is one currently faced by many teachers in the UK. Written by Eve Griffiths, who teaches English, literacy, media studies and drama in a special school in Wolverhampton, this article constructs a set of inclusive principles for teaching and learning and reports on pupil and teacher responses in mainstream and special schools to a three-week literacy project in which these approaches were implemented. Research diaries and small group-based interviews were used in both educational settings to access the opinions of 20 pupils with a Statement of special educational needs. The research found that the pedagogical approaches were successful in breaking down some barriers to inclusion between the two groups of pupils, but Eve Griffiths concludes that significant changes would need to be brought about for there to be any longevity in the eradication of these obstructions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom