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This course introduces students to methods of critical enquiry into the social, institutional, classroom and individual practices that can support and/ or hinder the inclusion of diverse learners.
How might we make education about the learning and belonging of all learners? Is it possible to make exclusion in early childhood centres, classrooms, schools and universities a thing of the past? How do experiences of inclusion and exclusion in the education system shape our wider communities? In this course we explore the experiences and effects of inclusion and exclusion, with a view to understanding how we can help move toward more inclusive practices for diverse learners – for all of us.
Students will: Describe, compare and contrast various means of framing inclusive education;Examine and contextualise current debates in NZ in/about inclusive education;Analyse research, policy and education as sites of inclusive or exclusionary practices;Evaluate text for its reproduction of exclusion and potential for inclusion.
EDUC206 orany 30 points at 200 level of EDUC orSOC, POLS, HIST, CULT, ANTH, orby permission of the Head of School.
EDUC215 completed before 2000
British journal of sociology of education;
Carfax Pub. Co.
Disability & society;
Carfax International Publishers.
Gender and education;
International journal of inclusive education;
Taylor & Frances.
International journal of qualitative studies in education : QSE;
Taylor & Francis.
International studies in sociology of education;
Mind, culture, and activity;
L. Erlbaum Associates, 1997.
Feminist Teacher Editorial Collective;
Feminist Teacher Editorial Collective.
Many voices : a journal of new settlers and multicultural education issues;
Learning Media, Ministry of Education (This journal is available in hard copy only).
Library portalOn-line course content
Domestic fee $1,464.00
International fee $5,950.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
School of Educational Studies and Leadership.