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Responding to Special Educational Needs: An Irish Perspective
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Responding to Special Educational Needs: An Irish Perspective (Paperback)

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Introduces the basic concepts underlying policy, practice and provision in this area

Traces the development of Special Education policy and practice in Ireland within a European and international context

The Education of Persons with Special Educational Needs Act 2004 (EPSEN) permeates the text

A discursive approach is used in presenting the philosophical and ethical issues underlying relevant policies and provision

Refers to relevant Irish research on issues within this area

Reflective questions and/or case studies are provided at the end of each chapter

Suitable for undergraduate students in primary teacher education, and students completing the Higher Diploma for post-primary education

Also suitable for Special Education personnel,a` Special Needs assistants and parents

EducationTeaching SkillsTeaching of specific groups & persons with special educational needs Publisher: Gill Publication Date: 15/05/2007 ISBN-13: 9780717141975  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Sean Griffin is Academic Head in St Nicholas Montessori College, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin where he is also Director of Special Education Studies. He is a tutor in Special Education postgraduate studies in Trinity College Dublin and a part-time lecturer in the School of Education Studies, Dublin City University. His background is in primary education and he was principal of a special school for children with autism. Michael Shevlin is Senior Lecturer in Special Education in Trinity College Dublin where he teaches under-graduate students in primary teacher education, and students completing the Higher Diploma for post-primary education. He also co-ordinates Special Education courses at postgraduate level. His research has been published in national and international journals and he is co-author of Breakthrough (1994), Hidden Voices (2000) and co-editor of Encouraging Voices (2003). His background is in post-primary education and he co-ordinated schools' link programmes between mainstream and special schools.

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