Diversity and Marginalisation in Childhood
A Guide for Inclusive Thinking 0-11
- Paula Hamilton - University of Chester, UK
This core text offers students an accessible foundation to the topics of diversity, inclusion and marginalisation. Not only will they develop an understanding of how marginalisation happens, they will be encouraged to question and challenge policy and practice through case studies, reflective questions and activities. The book analyses issues encountered by marginalised groups and the impact these may have on the lives of those concerned, together with how practitioners can help to empower these individuals and groups.
With key chapters bringing attention to less cited marginalised groups such as transgender children, children with mental health conditions and looked after children, the author critically analyses the difficulties and challenges of inclusive ideology in practice, the role of mass media in reinforcing prejudice and examines theoretical frameworks and concepts related to marginalisation, inclusion and diversity.
Diversity and Marginalisation in Childhood is a work of critical inclusive education. It is accessibly written but also demands critical thinking. Hamilton introduces readers to the philosophical and sociological schools upon which much policy and practice is based and encourages, through good use of case study-based tasks, readers to link theory with practice in inclusive education.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 7 - Gender Development and Identities