Inclusive special education: development of a new theory for the education of children with SEND

 

British Journal of Special Education

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Inclusive special education: development of a new theory for the education of children with SEND

Garry Hornby argues that cultural evolution is required if SEND outcomes are to be improved, in this thoroughly visionary thesis. He argues that answer to improving educational outcomes is not inclusive education, nor special education (two approaches Hornby argues are increasingly contrasting), but inclusive special education.

Hornby's strategic theory of SEND teaching amalgamates the the philosophy, values and practices of inclusive education with the interventions, strategies and procedures of special education. The ambition is to achieve support without isolation, a social experience without endangering the child's medical needs. Hornby hopes to influence future policy, and represent a model for teaching strategy.

Authors: Garry Hornby, Article first published online: 18 JUN 2015

Publisher: Wiley Online Library. 
Article available on Researchgate

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