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Engaging the Disengaged

Engaging the Disengaged
Inclusive Approaches to Teaching the Least Advantaged

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Shirley Steinberg, Roger Slee, Greg Neal, Nicola Yelland, Andrea Nolan, Tarquam McKenna, Colleen Vale, Sharyn Livy, Anthony Watts, Mark Vicars, Marcelle Cacciattolo, Cathryn Carpenter, Peter Burridge, Davina Woods, Jeanne Carroll
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  • Date Published: January 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107627987

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  • Engaging the Disengaged addresses strategies and models of immersive teaching and learning that lead to successful schooling outcomes. The new Australian Curriculum emphasises the importance of improved educational participation. This book will equip pre-service teachers with the tools and strategies they need to successfully implement these priorities. Drawing together a diverse range of experts, this book offers innovative ways of thinking about student engagement. Addressing education across early primary, middle and secondary school levels, it explores how differences in culture, sexuality and wealth can alienate students, and examines challenges faced by schools in rural, remote and high-poverty settings. It also offers new ideas for engaging students in subjects such as mathematics, physical education and the arts. Contemporary, real-life case studies help connect theory to practice. Each chapter also includes learning objectives, further reading suggestions and a reflective closure, as well as a set of strategies for invigorating disadvantaged students.

    • Presents immersive teaching and learning approaches that lead to successful schooling outcomes for young people
    • A unique publication in the field of inclusive education
    • Written by experts in the field locally as well as internationally recognised scholars
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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107627987
    • length: 254 pages
    • dimensions: 249 x 176 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • contains: 15 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword: are the engaged really engaged? Shirley Steinberg
    Introduction: exclusion: a habit that's hard to kick Roger Slee
    Part I. The Digital Divide as a Tool for Inclusion:
    1. Accommodating new learning in different school cultures Greg Neal
    2. Technology and social inclusion: rethinking the digital divide Nicola Yelland
    Part II. Engagement in the Early Years:
    3. The early years: reconnecting families with preschool education Andrea Nolan
    Part III. Curriculum-Based Engagement:
    4. Arts education: do the arts really matter? Tarquam McKenna
    5. Bringing joy and success to students and teachers through student-centered teaching of mathematics Colleen Vale and Sharon Livy
    6. Physical education: promoting healthy living in the classroom Anthony Watt
    7. Literacy: who needs books? There not 'kewl' Mark Vicars
    Part IV. Agents of Change and Student Wellbeing:
    8. Fostering collaborative partnerships: one school's approach Marcelle Cacciattolo
    9. Natural environments for learning: effecting change in classrooms and the community Cathryn Carpenter and Peter Burridge
    10. Sexualities: gays and lesbians as outsiders? Mark Vicars and Tarquam McKenna
    11. Indigenous Australia: ontologies, epistemologies and pedagogies Davina Woods
    12. Positive education: pathways to achieving social and academic success Jeanne Carroll and Marcelle Cacciattolo
    Conclusion: Creating purposeful, optimistic learning engagements Tarquam McKenna.

  • Authors

    Tarquam McKenna, Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne

    Marcelle Cacciattolo, Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne

    Mark Vicars, Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne


    Shirley Steinberg, Roger Slee, Greg Neal, Nicola Yelland, Andrea Nolan, Tarquam McKenna, Colleen Vale, Sharyn Livy, Anthony Watts, Mark Vicars, Marcelle Cacciattolo, Cathryn Carpenter, Peter Burridge, Davina Woods, Jeanne Carroll

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