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Author Quicke, John, 1941-

Title Inclusion and psychological intervention in schools : a critical autoethnography / John Quicke
Published Dordrecht : Springer Verlag, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 188 pages)
Series Inclusive education--cross cultural perspectives ; v. 6
Inclusive education--cross cultural perspectives ; v. 6
Contents Front Matter; Introduction; From Classroom to 'Colditz' via a Learning Support Unit; A Girl Who 'Squeezed in and out of Everywhere'; 'Giving up on Them': A Tale of Despair; 'Off the Differentiation Map': Why Did Inclusion Fail?; Constructing a 'Disordered' Identity in a Child-Centred School; Action Research, Learning and Football Culture: A Successful Intervention?; On the Social Meaning of 'Throwing a Wobbly' and the Question of Survival in a Primary Classroom; 'We Might be Losing Him'; 'That's Our Boy Down to a T'
Summary "This book consists of a number of case studies about interventions in schools to promote the inclusion of pupils referred to a local authority, Educational Psychology Service (EPS) in the north of England. The aim is to provide accounts which do not shirk from describing "failures" as well as "successes" and which reflect the general "messiness" of this kind of work. They are written as "stories" from the point of view of an educational psychologist who regards himself as a critical reflective practitioner whose professional practice is grounded in a democratic, inclusive philosophy. The methodology of the book draws on the qualitative research tradition in social science and education, in particular ethnography and action research, and makes a unique contribution to the role of "storying" in this kind of research. The author feels that his approach represents a challenge to conventional constraints on research in his own profession which prevent the development of a more open dialogue about the role and purpose of psychological interventions to promote inclusion. The worked examples of practical strategies in mainstream provide insights which should be of interest to all support professionals, teachers, educationalists and others concerned with inclusion of pupils described as having "special educational needs"."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-182) and index
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In Springer e-books
Subject Inclusive education -- England, Northern.
Students with disabilities -- Education -- England, Northern.
Students with social disabilities -- Education -- England, Northern.
School psychology -- England, Northern.
Problem youth -- Functional assessment -- England, Northern.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008941150
ISBN 1402063679 (hb.)
1402096143 (paperback; alk. paper)
9781402063671 (hb.)
9781402096143 (paperback; alk. paper)