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Understanding and Developing Inclusive Practices in Schools

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TLRP: Views from the institution: overcoming barriers to inclusive teacher education?
In this chapter, the author discusses some of the barriers to the development of inclusive teacher education in England and how they might be reduced. He considers the way inclusion is supported and opposed within national policies. He argues that the national approach to the development of public institutions, including schools, colleges and universities, with its strong emphasis on standards and accountability has particular implications for teacher education institutions. The author then analyses what inclusion means for colleagues, the barriers to inclusion that the encounter and the progress towards inclusion that they perceive. He offers some suggestions for how barriers to inclusive development may be countered. His analysis of the implications of inclusion for teacher education is grounded with extracts from interviews and a discussion with colleagues about its themes.
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Author T Booth

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