Conditions of Use
Although the text explores a wide variety of concepts related to inclusion and diversity, it seems to not be exhaustive. It does, however, provide an effective index. read more
Although the text explores a wide variety of concepts related to inclusion and diversity, it seems to not be exhaustive. It does, however, provide an effective index.
The content seems to be trying to stay unbiased, but this text includes topics that are difficult to keep the authors' bias from coming through in each area.
The content in this text is up-to-date, yet less conservative than other texts available. It seems that the text will not be obsolete within a short period of time because it is more cutting-edge content and views at the current moment. It should be relatively easy and straightforward to add updates as appropriate.
At first, I was unsure about the appropriateness of the terminology used. However, as each of these situations occurred within the text, I found the authors addressing these issues/terminology/jargon used immediately following and providing a different view to promote further in-depth thinking. (For example, when referring to individuals with autism. At first, the author did not seem to be using person-first language. However, it was addressed immediately and addressed another way of thinking that made me reconsider my first judgement.)
This text is fairly consistent.
The text is easily broken down within each chapter to create user-friendly and course-friendly opportunities.
The variety of authors does make it seem to not flow as clearly from chapter to chapter. The relevance of each chapter's location included does not seem to flow smoothly and seems to feel independent of the surrounding chapters.
The interface of this text is excellent. I did not experience any problems with navigation, images, links, or other features.
I did not notice any grammatical errors.
As stated earlier, this is pretty contemporary and less conservative in overall views of many areas, so I believe it is not culturally insensitive or offensive; however, it may depend of the views and background of the individual reading the text.
Not at this time.
Table of Contents
- Introducing the key ideas
- Differing childhoods: Transgressing boundaries through thinking differently
- Celebrating diversity: Focusing on inclusion
- Opening eyes onto diversity and inclusion in early childhood education
- Fostering first year nurses’ inclusive practice: A key building black for patient centred care
- Positioning ourselves in multicultural education: Opening our eyes to culture
- Creating an inclusive school for refugees and students with English as a second language or dialect
- Opening eyes to vision impairment: Inclusion is just another way of seeing
- Setting the scene: The importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural perspectives in education (the danger of the single story)
About the Book
Susan Carter; Professor Lindy-Anne Abawi; Professor Jill Lawrence; Associate Professor Charlotte Brownlow; Renee Desmarchelier; Melissa Fanshawe; Kathryn Gilbey; Michelle Turner; and Jillian Guy
About the Contributors
Susan Carter, Lecturer Education BELA – SoLASE
Lindy Abawi, Co-Head of School of Education, Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts (BELA)
Jill Lawrence, Head of School of Humanities and Communication, Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts (BELA)