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Managing Special and Inclusive Education
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Managing Special and Inclusive Education



232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book is a guide to special and inclusive education and provides a comprehensive overview of this complex field. Author Stephen Rayner examines context, policy, and practice, and shows how to successfully navigate the managerial challenges involved, while contributing to the way forward through leadership in a diverse field.

The author considers the present inclusion imperative with its implications for strategic leadership, planning, and provision. He presents an inclusive style of leadership for an integrative management of individual differences in education, as well as a critical review of managing inclusive learning and teaching in school contexts.

Written for both aspiring and practicing school leaders as well as those interested in its development, this book is essential for those with responsibility for inclusion, school leaders in special schools, SENCOs, SEN advisors, and students on SEN management CPD or NPQH courses.
 
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Acknowledgements
 
Preface
 
Introduction
 
Part I Understanding special education and an inclusion policy: the knowledge context?
 
CHAPTER 1 Understanding SEN policy since Warnock (1978)
 
CHAPTER 2 The inclusion imperative: an educational ideal
 
CHAPTER 3 The MISE Model: managing inclusion and special education
 
Part II Inclusive leadership, managing change and networking: the professional learning context?
 
CHAPTER 4 Inclusive Leadership: a relational practice and professional praxis
 
CHAPTER 5 Growing the learning community: culture, change and quality assurance
CHAPTER 6 Knowledge flow, agency and partnership: networking support for learning
 
Part III Inclusive leadership and managing change enabling the learning professional?
 
CHAPTER 7 The SENCO: managing support for learning and success in the school community
 
CHAPTER 8 Moving forward: including exclusion, PSE and diversity
 
CHAPTER 9 Managing learning differences and a differential pedagogy
 
CHAPTER 10 Conclusion: Managing differences, 2020 vision and a personalized education

Steve G Rayner

Steve Rayner is Professor of Leadership and Diversity in Education. His research interests include the study of individual differences in teaching, learning and leadership as well as the management of inclusion and special education. He is currently developing a further interest in the area of doctoral pedagogy and leadership in higher education. Recent projects include: Evaluation of the DfES Transforming School Workforce Pathfinder Project (2002-2005); Fostering Inclusion in Dudley LEA (2002-2003); and, consultant evaluation of the EU funded ‘Children as Learning Citizens’ - SOCRATES Comenius Project (1999-2003). More About Author

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