Experiences of Special Education: Re-evaluating Policy and Practice through Life Stories (Hardback)Derrick Armstrong (author)
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Bringing a unique focus to the subject of special needs education, Derrick Armstrong reassesses the history of special educational policy through the life-stories of those who have first-hand experience. These stories contest official policy discourses and inform an understanding of the competing political and professional debates in this area, allowing the reader to:
* Investigate the social and historical contexts of special educational needs policy
* Challenge traditional notions of policy research
* Explore alternative policy discourses informed by the voices of the excluded.
This thought-provoking book is based on detailed case-study analysis of the experiences of over thirty adults who attended special institutions/schools between 1994 and the present. It provides a fresh perspective on current discussions of special educational provisions for teachers, student teachers, policy makers and academics, involved in special education.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 15 mm