Special Education and School Reform in the United States and Britain
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BeschreibungThis book is about how special education policy and practice is being negotiated within the context of educational reform in two countries. The political climate of recent years in both Britain and the USA led to many changes along similar lines, with a move towards placing greater power and choice in the hands of those individuals with special educational needs. Each chapter provides an overview and comparative analysis of the origins and evolution of specific educational reforms in the USA and the UK. The themes explored include: *providing parents with greater choice *decentralising decision making *making the whole curriculum available to all *accountability *funding the necessary changes.
Inhaltsverzeichnis1.Introduction: the Struggles for Reform Margaret McLaughlin and Martyn Rouse 2.Defining Difference: a Comparative Perspective on Legal and Policy Issues in Education Reform and Special Educational Needs Lani Florian and Diana Pullin 3.Standards and Curriculum: the Core of Educational Reform Margaret J. McLaughlin and Christina Tilstone 4.National Assessment and Special Education in the United States and England and Wales: Towards a Common System for All? Martyn Rouse, James G. Shriner and Lou Danielson 5.Educational Accountability and Students with Disabilities in the United States and in England and Wales Judy Sebba, Martha L. Thurlow and Margaret Goertz 6.Special Educational Needs Policy and Choice: Tensions Between Policy Development in the US and UK Contexts Cheryl Lange and Sheila Riddell 7.The Dying Governance of Education and Its Comparative Impact on Special Education in the United Kingdom and the United States Jennifer Evans and Michael M. Gerber 8.Funding of Special Education in the United States and England and Wales Tony Bowers and Tom Parrish
Pressestimmen"The authors of this volume provide provocative cross-national perspectives on the current situation and raise awareness of issues and tensions involved in school reform, thus setting the stage for what is yet needed: a growing and significant critical scrutiny and challenge of the basic premises and assumptions underlying contemporary school reform."
-Comparative Education Review
"The authors of this volume provide provocative cross-national perspectives on the current situation and raise awareness of issues and tensions involved in school reform, thus setting the stage for what is yet needed: a growing and significant critical scrutiny and challenge of the basic premises and assumptions underlying contemporary school reform. The message here is that other nations would do well to heed the lessons learned and described in the U.S. and British context and to undertake a way forward that is informed by a more analytical and challenging path that is not blind to the current hegemonic discourse of school effectiveness.."
-Comparative Educational Review, November 2001
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN HALL
Erscheinungsdatum: November 1999
Seitenanzahl: 216 Seiten