‘Telling Tales’. An investigation into the representation of disability in classic children’s fairy tales

The research examined the cultural construction of disability found within children’s traditional fairy tales that are employed to support the English National Curriculum. The study employed proto text analysis, a meta-analysis process which combines textual analysis, critical discourse analysis and semiotics, to uncover the hidden representations and stereotypes relating to disability that were contained within […]

Lessons learned – Increasing participation of children with disabilities in Physical Education through a collaborative school and third sector partnership approach

This paper reports on an evaluation of the Everton in the Community Pan-disability Coaching Programme, an initiative which is concerned with enhancing the inclusion of children with disabilities in PE in schools across Merseyside. It aims to provide young people with a positive experience of sport and to increase their fundamental physical skills and to […]

Conceptions of Inclusion and Inclusive Education: a Critical Examination of the Perspectives and Practices of Teachers in England

This paper details the development and operation of a system of inclusive education in England during the latter part of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st Century. Through the employment of a literature review and in-depth semi-structured interviews the study sought to determine how teachers defined and operationalised inclusive education in their schools. […]