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Two book that address inclusive education in New Zealand have recently been published:

Teaching_in_inclusive_school_communities_book_coverTeaching in Inclusive School Communities, by Suzanne Carrington and Jude MacArthur, (2012), is an essential resource for pre-service teachers and those wishing to gain a comprehensive understanding of the framework of inclusive education and how to incorporate inclusive practices in the classroom. 

The book is divided into four parts: Part 1 introduces Inclusive Education, Parts 2 and 3 explore "Inclusive School Communities" and"Developing Positive Identities:Language, Beliefs, Values and Relationship"  and Part 4 concludes with "The Practical Skills of Working in Inclusive Schools".

Throughout the book Key Learning Points are noted, Inclusion in Action vignettes illustrate the main issues and Points for Discussion and Connection to Practice stimulate critical thinking and reflection and create points for discussion.

Easily accessible, this book is not just for pre-service teachers but for anyone wanting to develep a comprehensive understanding of inclusive education. it is available to purchase in print and as an e-book from Wiley or borrowed from libraries such as the IHC Library


Inclusive Education Perspectives on Professional Practice book cover

The second book," Inclusive Education: Perspectives on Professional Practice", (2012) is written by members of the Centre of Excellence for Research in Inclusive Education, Massey University. 

This book discusses policies and practices that relate to inclusive education in Aotearoa/ New Zealand, challenges existing thinking and practices, and explores new approaches.

The book looks at a diverse range of children in Aotearoa/ New Zealand's educational settings; children with special educational needs,  Maori and Pasifika children, those for whom English is an additional language and those who are gifted and talented. The reasons behind why these children are at risk of being excluded is explored and each chapter ends with further questions for reflection.

This book will also be a valuable resource for teachers, teacher educators and students of inclusive education. It is available from Dunmore Publishing.


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