DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS
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The book opens with an introductory chapter by Dario Ianes followed by a second chapter, by Vanessa Macchia and Sofia Cramerotti, in which the conceptual and methodological framework the work refers to, is outlined. Starting from the bio-psycho-social model ICF-CY (WHO, 2007), the attention is focused on the importance of identifying SEN pupils (pupils with special educational needs). The work analyzes the main concepts of the Directive and the Ministerial Circular, the "key" words referring to the working directions, the methodological approaches and the fundamental aspects of inclusive education. The chapter edited by Flavio Fogarolo deals with the Personalized Learning Plan (PDP) which outlines the strategies, the operational guidelines, the educational and teaching planning, the activities, the learning evaluation and the expected criteria. Then, the chapter edited by Salvatore Nocera deals with an interpretation of the Directive and the Ministerial Circular according to the current legislation on inclusive education, with particular reference to assessment. The fourth chapter, edited by Stefano Franceschi, emphasizes the lead role taken by the Class Board while the following chapter, edited by Anna Maria Garettini, focuses the attention on the function of the Working Group for Inclusion (GLI). Finally, the last chapter, by Henry Angelo Emili, talks about the role of the Support Local Centres (CTS) and the Inclusion Local Centres (CTI) and the opportunities they provide through good practice and procedures.
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The book is an effective tool that helps both headmasters and teachers to overcome their bewilderment and concern about the practical implementation of operational guidelines set out by the Directive and the Circular. It suggests how to use specific tools and techniques in order to ensure that the right to education of disabled pupils or pupils with special educational needs, enshrined in the Directive, is fully and effectively respected. The volume also provides a management software, designed to help teachers and headmasters to put into practice the instructions included in the Directive and in the Circular and to recognize promptly pupils’educational needs in order to activate early intervention strategies.