|Titel:||‘Good faith and effort?’ Perspectives on educational inclusion|
|Form:||Aufsatz / Artikel|
|Autor(en):||Barbara A. Cole|
|Veröffentlicht in:||Disability & Society, Vol. 20, No. 3|
This paper considers what might ‘count’ as educational inclusion from the perspectives of six women who are both mothers of and teachers of children with special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities. The mother-teachers draw on their own personal and professional experiences to consider meanings of inclusion in relation to ‘their’ children. Their voices suggest that it is the detail of daily interaction and the commitment to ‘good faith and effort’ on the part of both parents and educational professionals that matters. For the purposes of this paper I shall consider the discourses of SEN, learning difficulties and disability together, although I am aware of the danger of reductionism in doing so.