Harvard Educational Review
  1. Towards Inclusive Schools

    Edited by Catherine Clark, Alan Dyson, and Alan Millward.

    New York: Teachers College Press, 1995. 208 pp. $22.95 (paper).

    The editors of Towards Inclusive Schools? seek to bring an international perspective to some of the alternatives to traditional special education that have gained influence over the past decade. With this goal in mind, the editors have compiled the works of authors from Australia, Europe, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States on the topic of "inclusive education," which they define as "extending the scope of `ordinary' schools so that they can include a greater diversity of children" (p. v).

    The editors offer a framework of three overarching themes to explore many of the complexities of the inclusive education movement: 1) the process of change from past practices to more inclusive practices; 2) the sociopolitical context in which change takes place; and 3) the nature of research and inquiry that may facilitate inclusion (p. viii). Within this framework, the contributors analyze such topics as the politics of the terms "special education" and "handicapped," the field called "special education," the implications of implementing inclusionary practices for special educators and classroom teachers, the tendency of the inclusive education movement to gloss over the contradictions and inconsistencies in the field, and those factors that may facilitate positive change and success. This volume makes a contribution to the field by giving special educators and researchers an overview of difficult issues and questions that face the inclusive education movement on an international level, identifying current themes in the field, and suggesting directions for further research.

     K.S.
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    Abstracts

    Uncertain Allies
    Understanding the Boundaries of Race and Teaching
    By Marilyn Cochran-Smith
    The Four "I's" of School Reform
    How Interests, Ideology, Information, and Institution Affect Teachers and Principals
    By Carol H. Weiss
    Total Quality Management in the Academy
    A Rebellious Reading
    By Estela Mara Bensimon
    A Postmodern Vision of Time and Learning
    A Response to the National Education Commission Report "Prisoners of Time"
    By Patrick Slattery
    Crossing Borders/Shifting Paradigms
    Multiculturalism and Children's Literature
    By Elaine G. Schwartz

    Book Notes

    Urban Sanctuaries
    By Milbrey McLaughlin, Merita Irby, and Juliet Langman

    Fatheralong
    By John Edgar Wideman.

    Children Solving Problems
    By Stephanie Thornton

    The Smart Parent's Guide to Kids' TV
    By Milton Chen

    New Directions in Portfolio Assessment
    Edited by Laurel Black, Donald A. Daiker, Jeffrey Sommers, and Gail Stygal.

    The Tao of Teaching
    By Greta Nagel

    Emergent Curriculum
    By Elizabeth Jones and John Nimmo.

    Teaching Hand Papermaking
    By Gloria Zmolek Smith.

    Postmodern Theory
    By Steven Best and Douglas Kellner.

    Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes
    By Robert M. Emerson, Rachel I. Fretz, and Linda L. Shaw.

    Towards Inclusive Schools
    Edited by Catherine Clark, Alan Dyson, and Alan Millward.

    Fabled Cities, Princes and Jinn from Arab Myths and Legends
    By Kharirat Al-Saleh; illustrations by Rashad Salim.

    Educational Action Research
    Edited by Susan E. Noffke and Robert B. Stevenson.

    Ideology
    By Terry Eagleton