The role of social work in inclusive education

Brandon, Toby (2010) The role of social work in inclusive education. In: Making sense of inclusive education : where everyone belongs. VDM Verlag Dr. Muller, Saarbrücken, pp. 126-134. ISBN 9783639223231

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This Chapter explores the relationship between social work and inclusive education. Historically social work has been concerned with giving oppressed minorities a voice, facilitating empowerment for the devalued, challenging discrimination for outsiders and supporting diversity within communities. On the face of it the inclusion of disabled children into mainstream schools fits well with this, however inclusion is both a complex and contested interaction of factors bound by history, culture, policy and social theory and social work in many ways is relativity new to education. Social work in the last twenty years has been undergoing profound changes in terms of its practice, values and ideology and this chapter explores these in parallel to different models of disability.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: mental disabilities, inclusive education
Subjects: L500 Social Work
X900 Others in Education
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
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Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2010 14:37
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 14:37

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