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Education, disability and social policy

Steve Haines David Ruebain



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Policy Press
08 June 2011
Disability: social aspects; Social welfare & social services; Teaching of physically disabled students
Disability is an increasingly vital contemporary issue in British social policy especially in education. Education, disability and social policy brings together for the first time unique perspectives from leading thinkers including senior academics, opinion formers, policy makers and school leaders. Key issues covered include: law and international human rights frameworks; policy developments for schools and school leaders; educational inequalities for disabled children and young people and curriculum design and qualifications changes for children who are being failed by the current education system. The book is a milestone in social policy studies, of enduring interest to students, academics, policy makers, parents and campaigners alike.
Edited by:   Steve Haines, David Ruebain
Imprint:   Policy Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm,  Spine: 13mm
ISBN:   9781847423368
ISBN 10:   1847423361
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   08 June 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

David Ruebain is Chief Executive of the Equality Challenge Unit, the equality organisation for the UK higher education sector. He was formerly Director of Legal Policy at the Equality and Human Rights Commission and former Head of Education & Disability Law at Levenes Solicitors. Steve Haines was formerly Head of Policy at the Disability Rights Commission and consultant on young disabled people in education to the Nuffield Review of 14-19 Education and the QCA Curriculum Futures Programme.

Reviews for Education, disability and social policy

This book is a powerful contribution to the literature on education, disability and social policy in the UK, of interest to practitioners, experts, and parents alike. Patrick Diamond, Senior Research Fellow, Policy Network This book seeks to identify and analyse a range of significant issues and questions concerning the position and experiences of disabled people in education and society generally. It contains a wealth of ideas, insights and questions and should be of interest to all those concerned with the well-being of all learners. Len Barton, Executive Director of IDRIS, Emeritus Professor of Inclusive Education, University of London.

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