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Educating Children with Facial Disfigurement: Creating Inclusive School Communities

Jane Frances



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06 November 2003
Educational psychology; Schools; Teaching of physically disabled students
This text demystifies a difficult and delicate subject. It invites teachers to help themselves by acquiring a better knowledge of the issues involved, enabling them to achieve the confidence to handle a variety of sensitive issues, and foster inclusive attitudes both in and out of the classroom. Approximately one in 500 children have a serious facial disfigurement, which means that there is at least one such child in every school. Common causes are birthmarks, cleft lips and palates, scarring, burns or serious skin conditions. The author examines many of theses problems in a practical, uncomplicated style, covering: teasing, name-calling and bullying; career ideas and work experience; medical needs, special educational needs and related issues; creating inclusive school communities; self-perception and self-expression; and social skills for life. With illustrative case studies, and reference to useful resources, this book will be of particular relevance to teachers with responsibility for special educational needs, pastoral care, curriculum planning and school ethos, English, Drama, Citizenship or PSHE.
By:   Jane Frances
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 174mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   249g
ISBN:   9780415280457
ISBN 10:   0415280451
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   06 November 2003
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly ,  Undergraduate ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Introduction 1. Our beliefs and feelings about disfigurement 2. Having something to say 3. A new pupil or a pupil returning from hospital 4. Creating inclusive school communities 5. Teasing, name-calling, ostracism and bullying 6. Self-esteem 7. Social skills for life 8. Self-perception and self-expression 9. Looking anew at a pupil's situation 10. Thinking about careers 11. Medical needs, special educational needs and related issues

Jane Frances is a Consultant to the School Service at Changing Faces, UK.

Reviews for Educating Children with Facial Disfigurement: Creating Inclusive School Communities

' a valuable aide for teachers and schools. The main emphasis throughout is on simple, practical advice ... In helping teachers to empower those affected by disfigurement the book has great value.' - British Journal of Educational Studies

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