Skip to main content

Module Reading List

Special Educational Needs: Inclusive Curriculum, 2021/22, Semester J05
Dr Katie Gathercole
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Allan, J. (2007). Rethinking inclusive education : the philosophers of difference in practice (Vol. 5). Springer Science & Business Media.

Ang, L. (2010). Critical perspectives on cultural diversity in early childhood: building an inclusive curriculum and provision, Early Years ISSN: 0957-5146; 1472-4421, 30 (1), 41-52, doi: 10.1080/09575140903562387 - Available online:

Bain, A., Parkes, R.J. (2006). Curriculum authoring tools and inclusive classroom teaching practice: a longitudinal study. British Journal of Educational Technology., 37(2), 177–189. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8535.2005.00527.x

Boboc, M. (2012). The Postmodern Curriculum in a Modern Classroom . International Journal of Education, 4 (1), 142-152. doi:10.5296/ije.v4i1.1167 - Available online:

Brian Hudson, Sheila Henderson & Alison Hudson (2015) Developing mathematical thinking in the primary classroom: liberating students and teachers as learners of mathematics. Journal of curriculum studies., 47 (3), 374-398. doi: 10.1080/00220272.2014.979233

Carroll, J.M., Bowyer-Crane, C., Duff, F.J., Hulme, C. & Snowling, M.J. (2011). Developing language and literacy : effective intervention in the early years. Wiley-Blackwell.

Clarke, P.J. Truelove, E., Hulme, C., & Snowling, M.J. (2014). Developing reading comprehension. Wiley-Blackwell.

Co kun, Y. D., Tosun, Ü., Macaro lu, E., (2009). Classroom teachers styles of using and development materials of inclusive education. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 1, 2758–2762. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2009.01.489

Copeland, S. R., & Cosbey, J. (2008). Making progress in the general curriculum: Rethinking effective instructional practices. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 34 (1), 214-227.

Dillon, J. T. (2009). The questions of curriculum. Journal of curriculum studies., 41 (3), 343-359.

Elliott, J.G., & Grigorenko, E.L. (2014). The dyslexia debate.  Cambridge University Press

Falvey, M. A. (1995). Inclusive and heterogeneous schooling : assessment, curriculum, and instruction. Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company, PO Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285-0624.

Ferguson, D. L. (2008) International trends in inclusive education: the continuing challenge to teach each one and everyone. European journal of special needs education., 23 (2), 109-120. doi: 10.1080/08856250801946236

Forlin, C. (2012). Future directions for inclusive teacher education : an international perspective. Routledge.

Florian, L., & Linklater, H. (2010). Preparing teachers for inclusive education: using inclusive pedagogy to enhance teaching and learning for all. Cambridge journal of education., 40 (4), 369-386. doi: 10.1080/0305764X.2010.526588

Frederickson, N., & Cline, T. (2009). Special educational needs, inclusion and diversity (Second edition.). Maidenhead: Open University Press. 

Gilhespy, I. (2009). Issues in the Development of an inclusive curriculum: Listening to student voices in the evaluation of reusable learning objects in the subject areas of sport, leisure and outdoor adventure. Journal of hospitality, Leisure, sport & Tourism Education, 8 (2), 132 – 142. doi:10.3794/johlste.82.232 - Available online:;jsessionid=1C6F41A4CF5779AC65D9B795372552E5?doi=

Holden, C. (2005). Meeting SEN in the curriculum. Science ISBN: 184312159x. David Fulton Publishers.

Hord, C., Marita, S., Walsh, J. B., Tomaro, T-M., Gordon, K., Saldanha, R. L. (2016). Teacher and Student Use of Gesture and Access to Secondary Mathematics for Students with Learning Disabilities: An Exploratory Study. Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal 14 (2), 189–206.   

Hurst, T. (2004). Meeting SEN in the curriculum. English ISBN: 1843121573. David Fulton Publishers.

Idol, L. (2006). Toward inclusion of special education students in general education: A programme evaluation of eight schools. Remedial and special education, 27 (2), 77-94. doi:

Jackson, L. B., Ryndak, D. L., & Wehmeyer, M. L. (2008). The dynamic relationship between context, curriculum, and student learning: A case for inclusive education as a research-based practice. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 34 (1), 175-195.

Jeffrey, B. & Craft, A. (2004). Teaching creatively and teaching for creativity: distinctions and relationships. Educational studies., 30 (1), 77-87. doi: 10/1080.0305569032000159750

Kluth, P., Straut, D. M., & Biklen, D. P. (Eds.). (2003). Access to academics for all students : critical approaches to inclusive curriculum, instruction, and policy. Routledge.

Lewis, A., & Norwich, B. (2004). Special Teaching for Special Children? Pedagogies for Inclusion: Maidenhead: Open University Press  

Lunt, I., & Norwich, B. (1999). Can effective schools be inclusive schools? ISBN: 0854735887. London: Institute of Education, University of London.

Mara, D., Mara, E-L. (2012). Curriculum adaption in inclusive education. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 46, 4004 – 4009. doi: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.187

Nind, M. (2005). Curriculum and pedagogy in inclusive education : values into practice (Vol. 2). Psychology Press.

Nind, M., & Cochrane, S. (2002). Inclusive curricula? Pupils on the margins of special schools. International journal of inclusive education., 6 (2), 185-198.  

Norwich, B. & Lewis, A. (2007) How specialized is teaching children with disabilities and difficulties?, Journal of curriculum studies, 39:2, 127-150, doi: 10.1080/00220270601161667

Osberg, D., & Biesta, G. (2010). The end/s of education: Complexity and the conundrum of the inclusive educational curriculum. International journal of inclusive education., 14 (6), 593-607. doi:

Pearson, S., & Jones, P. (2016). Rethinking children and inclusive education. Bloomsbury Publishing.

Pickles, P. A. (2004). Inclusive teaching, inclusive learning : managing the curriculum for children with severe motor learning difficulties ISBN: 1843121751. David Fulton Publishers.

Reid, G. (2012). Dyslexia and Inclusion: Classroom approaches for assessment, teaching and learning. David Fulton.

Robinson, D. (2017). Effective inclusive teacher education for special educational needs and disabilities: Some more thoughts on the way forward. Teaching and teacher education., 61, 164-178. 

Seyyedrezaie, S.H., & Barani, G. (2013). Constructivism and Curriculum Development. International Journal of Basic Sciences & Applied Research, 2 (1), 62-67. - Available online:    

Sharp, B. (2004). Meeting SEN in the curriculum. Maths ISBN: 1843121581. David Fulton Publishers.

Slee, R. & Allan, J. (2001). Excluding the included: A reconsideration of inclusive education, International studies in sociology of education., 11 (2), 173-192. doi: 10.1080/09620210100200073

Smith, J. (2002). Learning Styles: Fashion Fad or Lever for Change? The Application of Learning Style Theory to Inclusive Curriculum Delivery. Innovations in education and teaching international., 39 (1), 63-70. doi: 10.1080/13558000110102913

Stainback, S. E., & Stainback, W. E. (1992). Curriculum considerations in inclusive classrooms : facilitating learning for all students. Paul H. Brookes Publishing.

Terwel, J. (1999). Constructivism and its implications for curriculum theory and practice, Journal of curriculum studies., 31(2), 195-199.

Tyler, R. W. (2013). Basic principles of curriculum and instruction. University of Chicago press

Udvari-Solner, A., Thousand, J. S. (1996). Creating a responsive curriculum for inclusive schools. Remedial and special education, 17 (4), 182-192. doi:

Udvari-Solner, A., (1996). Examining teacher thinking: Constructing a process to design curricular adaptations. Remedial and special education, 17 (4), 245-245. doi: 193259601700407  

Unterhalter, E. (2017) Global injustice, pedagogy and democratic iterations: some reflections on why teachers matter, Journal of curriculum studies., 49 (1), 24-37. doi: 10.1080/00220272.2016.1205141

van Driel, J. H., Bulte, A. M. W., & Verloop, N. (2008). Using the curriculum emphasis concept to investigate teachers’ curricular beliefs in the context of educational reform. Journal of curriculum studies., 40 (1),107-122. 

Väyrynen, S. & Paksuniemi, M. (2018) Translating inclusive values into pedagogical actions, International journal of inclusive education. ISSN: 1360-3116, Online First. doi: 10.1080/13603116.2018.1452989

Winter, C. (2017) Curriculum policy reform in an era of technical accountability: ‘fixing’ curriculum, teachers and students in English schools. Journal of curriculum studies., 49 (1), 55-74. doi: 10.1080 /00220272.2016.1205138

White, J. (Ed.). (2003). Rethinking the school curriculum : values, aims and purposes. Routledge.

Yates, L. (2014) Young people with health conditions and the inclusive education problematic, International journal of inclusive education. ISSN: 1360-3116, 18:3, 283-294, doi: 10.1080/13603116.2012.700737

Young, M. (2013). Overcoming the crisis in curriculum theory: a knowledge-based approach. Journal of curriculum studies., 45 (2),101-118.

further reading:

Biesta, G. (2015). What is Education For? On Good Education, Teacher Judgement, and Educational Professionalism. European journal of education., 50: 75–87. doi:10.1111/ejed.12109

Biesta, G. (2013). The beautiful risk of education. Boulder and London: Paradigm

Koo Hok-chun, D. (2002). Quality Education through a Post-modern Curriculum. Hong Kong Teacher’s Centre Journal, 1, 56-73.

Meng, D. (2004). Reflection on Curriculum Adjustment in Inclusive Education Schools [J]. Zhongguo te su jiao yu.Chinese Journal of Special Education, 3, 001.

Slee, R. (2001) Social justice and the changing directions in educational research: the case of inclusive education. International journal of inclusive education., 5( 2-3), 167-177, doi: 10.1080/136 03110010035832 

This list was last updated on 15/12/2021