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The volume will provide an examination of issues around how policy for inclusive education can be implemented in practice. In relation to different thematic policy areas considered in each chapter these questions will be considered: What are the main policy issues for inclusive education? What recommendations are there for addressing these issues? What are the difficulties in implementing these recommendations? How can these difficulties be overcome? Overall conclusions will focus on lessons learnt for supporting the implementation of policy for inclusive education and bridging the policy-practice gap.
"The doctorate or PhD is the most mysterious of learning encounters. This collection unravels that mystery from various perspectives and is a must-read for doctoral students and PhD supervisors. How do doctoral students learn? What is the point of doctoral work in the 21st Century?"
– Stephen J Ball FBA AcSS, Karl Mannheim Professor of Sociology of Education Editor Journal of Education Policy Humanities and Social Science, Institute of Education, University of London.
Sociologists and education researchers have long studied families and schools as two most relevant resources affecting children’s educational outcomes. Studies collected in this volume highlight how various family and school resources matter for educational outcomes in diverse contexts. Readers will find how a variety of family resources such as parents’ and children’s own educational expectations, participation in cultural activities, and parenting approaches in relation to mothers’ education influence children’s educational outcomes in rural China, Hong Kong, and the United States. Moreover, this volume features two studies illustrating how elementary school settings and environments in the United States shape educational experiences of students and teachers. Finally, in a special essay, Professor Downey proposes a need for a contextual perspective to understand the roles of schools for educational stratification. As a whole, the current volume offers diverse and new insights into the ‘old’ question of how families and schools matter in Sociology of Education.
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Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning
This book series publishes current scholarship and practices related to teaching and learning with the aim to showcase literature reviews, narratives, case studies, and other types of qualitative and quantitative research studies that explain how faculty and institutions are using innovative teaching and learning practices to more effectively engage students and faculty.
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