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*New Publication

Deconstructing Special Education and Constructing Inclusion

Authors, Gary Thomas and Andrew Loxley

This revised 3rd edition of a popular text offers students an updated and comprehensive overview across special education. It critically examines the intellectual foundations of special education and considers the consequences of their influence for professional and popular thinking about learning difficulties. The chapters place inclusion within a social and political context to highlight how concepts have been influences by theory and ideology across the years.

The book offers guidance to students on specific issues such as reading and behavioural difficulties with theoretically grounded information. With a fresh chapter discussing current research,intersectionality and increased marketisation within education this book reflects the new landscape and legislation of special education.

For further information in acquiring the book, please contact Head of Portfolio Marketing Higher Education and Open University Press Bryony Waters.