Published in 1998, this book provides an analysis of the development of learning support for students with special needs from the 1970s to the present. Based on case study research the book examines the complexities of defining special needs and considers ways in which marginalization of students is created and maintained.

chapter 1|10 pages

Historical perspective and present context

chapter 2|21 pages

Design and conduct of the investigation

chapter 3|19 pages

Where have the current issues come from?

chapter 5|11 pages

The education market place

chapter 6|18 pages

Labels: the language of marginalisation

chapter 11|12 pages

Determining quality: teaching styles

chapter 13|13 pages

In conclusion: reflections