Inclusion: changing the variables

Wearmouth, Janice (2001). Inclusion: changing the variables. In: Peer, Lindsay; Reed, Gavin and Reid, Gavin eds. Dyslexia: successful inclusion in the secondary school. London: David Fulton, pp. 44–53.



Increasingly dyslexia is becoming a whole-school issue. The responsibility for addressing the needs of dyslexic students no longer rests with one individual but is the responsibility of all school staff-subject specialists and school management. This timely book addresses this need by providing specific guidance to secondary school staff on how to support dyslexic students within different subject areas and within the principles and practices of inclusion.
Table of Contents:
Part 1 Dyslexia - implication for secondary schools: dyslexia and its manifestations in the secondary school; biological and cognitive dimension of dyslexia - current scientific thinking; the dyslexia-friendly secondary school. Part 2 Inclusion - principles and practices: inclusion - the challenges, changing the variables; inclusion and equal opportunities. Part 3 The subject of success: learning styles and mathematics; dyslexia and the teaching of modern foreign languages; implications for the humanities - dyslexia in the history classroom; implications for the sciences; supporting students with dyslexia in the maths classroom; dyslexia and music; dyslexia in the art classroom; dyslexia with geography, drama and PE. Part 4 Cross-curricular aspects: dyslexia across the curriculum; cross-curricular approaches to staff development in secondary schools. Part 5 Professional perspectives: assessment and support in the secondary school - an educational psychologist's view; the careers service; dyslexia and the law; implications for teachers.

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