Inclusion in New Zealand Research Paper by hicaliber

Inclusion in New Zealand
An analysis and synthesis of the literature available on inclusion, with specific attention to New Zealand resource teachers.
# 93513 | 2,060 words | 13 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Mar 20, 2007 in Education (Special) , Education (Teaching Methods)

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The paper relates that New Zealand resource teachers work with students with high special needs or physical needs and sometimes those who are low academic achievers. The paper defines inclusion as situations where students are educated in mainstream classrooms to the greatest extent appropriate. The paper argues that inclusion is likely to result in positive outcomes when students demonstrate mild to moderate learning and behavioral needs, when it is age appropriate and when it helps with social development. The paper points out, however, that inclusion practices need to be tailored to meet the needs of specific students for it to be a successful practice.

Part I - Define Inclusion
Part II - Implications of Inclusion for Special Educators
Section Three - Analyse Cluster of Approaches

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ainsocow, M. (2003). Developing inclusive education systems: What are the levers for change? In V. Heung & M. Ainscow (Eds.), Inclusive education: A framework for reform. Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Institute of Education
  • Brown, D., & Thomson, C.(2005). Special education: The new paradigm. In J. Codd & K. Sullivan (Eds.). Education policy directions in Aotearoa New Zealand: Is there a third way? Palmerston North: Dunmore Press.
  • Corbett, J. (2001). Supporting inclusive education: A connective pedagogy. London: Rutledge Falmer.
  • Ferguson, D.L. (1995, Dec). "The real challenge of inclusion: Confessions of a rabid inclusionist." Phi Delta Kappan, 1: 281-6.
  • Frederickson, N. & Turner, J. (2003). "Utilising the classroom peer group to address children's social needs: An evaluation of the circle of friends intervention approach." Journal of Special Education, 36(4): 234.

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