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  • A Place To Call Home

    A Place To Call Home

    by Alexis Deacon

    *An endearing adventure story about finding a place to call home.* This is the story of a band of seven furry brothers. They live in a nice, safe, warm home - a very small hole. Yet as they grow up they become too big for the tiny space and are forced out into the world. And so their adventure begins - a quest for a new place to call their own! This determined little unit tackle the elements: crossing the sea, climbing a mountain, trawling across the desert...

  • Creating New Futures - Settling Children and Youth from Refugee Backgrounds

    Creating New Futures - Settling Children and Youth from Refugee Backgrounds

    by Mary Crock

    This book has been written at a time when as many children are on the move as forced migrants as at any time in human history. In 2014, UNHCR estimated that more than 59 million people were on the move as refugees or ‘persons of concern’. At least half were children. Australia has not escaped this global phenomenon: young people feature prominently in both planned humanitarian migration and asylum flows. Rather than focus on how children seek protection, this book is about what happens afterwards. Essays by distinguished professionals in...

  • Dignity for All: Safeguarding LGBT Students

    Dignity for All: Safeguarding LGBT Students

    by Peter DeWitt

    This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the topic of safeguarding sexually diverse students. The author explains why this group of students has been marginalized, the need for safeguards, and whyAthis group is at high risk of dropping out of school. This text also describes the history behind the stereotypes of the GLBT community and how harmful they can be for this student population. Included is practical information that administrators and staff can use in their daily practice, such as how to: Implement curriculum and offer professional development ideas...

  • Diversity and Inclusion in Early Childhood: An Introduction

    Diversity and Inclusion in Early Childhood: An Introduction

    by Chandrika Devarakonda

    Covering a wide range of concepts and taking a broader perspective of what inclusion entails, this book offers an overview of current research, policy and practice in diversity and inclusion in the early years. It is a clear introduction to what inclusive practice means for those working with young children in the early stages of their lives. With case studies and activities designed to help students relate to diverse situations, the author discusses the main issues surrounding: race gender culture  disability and Special Educational Needs  English as an Additional Language...

  • Diversity, Equality and Achievement in Education

    Diversity, Equality and Achievement in Education

    by Gianna Knowles and Vini Lander

    Most classrooms contain children from a variety of backgrounds, where home culture, religious beliefs and the family's economic situation all impact on achievement. This needs to be recognised by teachers in order to establish fair, respectful, trusting and constructive relationships with children and their families, which will allow every child to reach their full potential. This book looks at real issues that affect teachers in the classroom, and examines a variety of influences affecting child development. It provides you with the theoretical and practical information you need to ensure you...

  • Engaging the Disengaged: Inclusive Approaches to Teaching the Least Advantaged

    Engaging the Disengaged: Inclusive Approaches to Teaching the Least Advantaged

    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...

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