Inclusion of Disabled Children in Primary School Playgrounds
Helen Woolley with Marc Armitage, Julia Bishop, Mavis Curtis and Jane Ginsborg
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This book identifies organisational, social and physical barriers to disabled children's inclusion in primary school playgrounds, and suggests ways to overcome these barriers in the future, as well as examining examples of good practice. This is essential reading for teachers, special educational needs coordinators, personal support assistants, lunchtime supervisors, playworkers, and architects and landscape professionals involved in play. It will also be of interest to those involved in children's oral history and folklore.
Published for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation by NCB.
Helen Woolley is senior lecturer in the Department of Landscape at the University of Sheffield. Helen studied Agricultural and Environmental Science and Landscape Design and then worked in both private practice and the public sector before returning to academia in the early 1990s. She is Director of the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth, a multi-disciplinary research centre within the University of Sheffield. Helen's research interests include social inclusion and open spaces, particularly how under-represented user groups use spaces and the barriers which prevent them from using them. She has a specific focus on children, young people and disabled people.
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