Inclusion

Diagnosing the cure: ADHD

No longer such a controversial topic, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder is the most commonly diagnosed and 'treated' special educational need today. With its first descriptive diagnosis as early as the 18th century, it has quite a long lineage within the Special Educational Needs world, although in England at least, it's fallen out of favour… Continue reading Diagnosing the cure: ADHD

Inclusion · Philosophy

On Grass’s’Tin Drum’ and the paradox of the sacred and the profane when considering Dis/ability

My apologies for the hiatus to this blog, as I've been travelling once more. I'm writing this from a very spiritual mountain in India, and it couldn't help me remembering the old Durkheimian/Skinner distinction between the Sacred and Profane. As I finished a novel which lends itself to the bookshelves of any Inclusion professional, it… Continue reading On Grass’s’Tin Drum’ and the paradox of the sacred and the profane when considering Dis/ability

Philosophy

Bodies without Organs and the Waste Economy: On a Contemporary Dance Show in Leeds

After a rather long day of sensory rooms and vegan cafes in Leeds, an old acquaintance and I went to a contemporary dance show based on tensions in Leeds. The first installation of live art seemed to question the ethnic roots of genealogy through a subversion of the artistic form. Walking on apples and unravelling… Continue reading Bodies without Organs and the Waste Economy: On a Contemporary Dance Show in Leeds

Inclusion · Philosophy

Encounters with The Glass Bead Game

So it was with fear and trembling I approached Hesse's oft recommended work. After having my proverbial fingers burnt at the hands of Mann's mountain of magic, it seemed folly to attempt to wrestle with a book he considered sublime. My hatred of Mann aside (whose words from his foreword encouraging the reader to climb… Continue reading Encounters with The Glass Bead Game

Inclusion · Philosophy

The Paradox of the Great Gatsby: Designing a Sensory Room

My apologies for the hiatus for the past week to all my avid readers, however I am back briefly with a lot of research to share. To try and ostensibly shoe-horn some literature references into something that would otherwise be a rather dull article on designing a sensory room, I thought I'd begin with a… Continue reading The Paradox of the Great Gatsby: Designing a Sensory Room

Inclusion · Philosophy

Critical Race Theory: Ellroy’s LA Confidential and International Schools

Yesterday, I enjoyed concluding a reading of Ellroy's LA Confidential, a neo-noir novel which I read mostly for the literary style than the rather played out content. Yet as I considered after what I would take from the book, it was not the way it adapts the journalistic style perpetuated by Hemingway and Chandler into… Continue reading Critical Race Theory: Ellroy’s LA Confidential and International Schools