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Books

Arter, Christine ... [et al]
Children with visual impairment in mainstream settings
London: David Fulton,1999
1853465836

Attwood, Alison
Visual impairment support in Finland: an inclusive approach (mainstream setting)
North Lanarkshire Council, [2001]
Report of a visit by two specialist teachers from North Lanarkshire Council to schools in Finland.

Bishop, Virginia E
Teaching visually impaired children (2nd ed)
Illinois: Charles C Thomas, 1996
0398065969

Buultjens, Marianna; Stead, Joan; Dallas, Mary
Promoting social inclusion of pupils with visual impairment in mainstream schools in Scotland
Edinburgh: Scottish Sensory Centre, 2002
Report of the project funded by the Scottish Executive. The aims of the project were to to identify the range of school based strategies and initiatives that promote social inclusion and describe the social experiences of pupils with a visual impairment.

Chambers, Sarah
Being a VIP: a personal account of a visually impaired student in mainstream education
London: RNIB, 1999
1858783534

Chapman, Elizabeth K & Stone, Juliet M
Visually handicapped child in your classroom
London: Cassell, 1988
0304314005
Series: Special needs in ordinary schools. Information for teachers on the causes, development & effects of visual handicap, the support provided by advisory services & the management of the classroom environment.

Clough, Peter
Managing inclusive education: from policy to experience
Paul Chapman, 1998
1853963933
The transition from the special and segregated practices of twenty years ago through the more integrated developments of the 1980's, towards a much wider discourse about inclusive education. Discusses the emerging practices.

Davis Pauline
Including children with visual impairment in mainstream schools: a practical guide
London: David Fulton, 2003
1853469149
Uses detailed case studies of inclusion in 4 primary schools.

Dawkins Jasmine
Models of mainstreaming for visually impaired pupils: studies of current practice with guidelines for service development
HMSO, 1991
0117015563
Examines, through studies of LEA services & individual blind & partially sighted pupils, the wide range of issues relating to the education of VI children, including curriculum, communication needs & inservice training.

Dawkins Jasmine
Training for special needs assistants: a research report into the employment and training of Special Needs Assistants working with visually impaired children in mainstream schools
London: RNIB, 1994

Dowling Marion
Young children's personal, social and emotional development
Paul Chapman, 2000
076196360X
The theory and practice of personal and social development with young children, using everyday examples from early years settings.

Ellis, Anne & Frankenberg, Alison
Paving the way: a guide for main-stream nursery and playgroup leaders caring for visually impaired children (3rd edition)
London: RNIB, 1996
1858780853
How a child with impaired vision can take a full part in play & learning at nursery/ playgroup, alongside children who are fully sighted. For all who work in nurseries & playgroups. (Early Years Series).

Ellis, Anne & Frankenberg, Alison
What shall we do to help?
London: RNIB, 1992
A guide for mainstream nursery and playgroup leaders caring for visually impaired children with information and advice on how to develop and encourage learning.

Everett, Dominic & Ravenscroft, John
Parent guide to mainstream visual impairment education in Scotland
Edinburgh: VI Scotland, 2004
0954608119
Provides information to parents on how children with visual impairments are educated in mainstream schools in Scotland

Fellenius Kerstin
Reading acquisition in pupils with visual impairments in mainstream education
Stockholm: Stockholm Institute of Education, 1999
917656455X Flavell Liz
Preparing to include special children in mainstream schools: a practical guide
London: David Fulton, 2001
1853467707
Demonstrates how mainstream and special schools can work together in preparing the special schoolchild to succeed in a mainstream environment.

Gale Gillian & Cronin, Peter
Blind child in my classroom: a handbook for primary teachers
Melbourne: RVIB, 1983 (1990)
0949390100
RVIB Burwood Educational Series; No 2. A practical guide for teachers based on personal experience.

International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI)
Preparing teachers of the visually impaired to support integration / inclusion
ICEVI, 2002
Report of the 3rd workshop on training of teachers of the visually impaired in Europe held in Warsaw, 3-6 April 2002

Jamieson, Monika; Parlett, Malcolm; Pocklington, Keith
Towards integration: a study of blind and partially sighted children in ordinary schools
Windsor: NFER, 1977
0856331198
A report of the National Foundation for Educational Research in England and Wales

Jenkinson, Josephine C
Mainstream or special? Educating students with disabilities
London: Routledge, 1997
0415128358
This book aims to stimulate debate about educational options for students with disabilities. Draws on recent research, current practices and real life examples from Australia, Canada and the UK.

MacCuspie, P Ann
Promoting acceptance of children with disabilities: from tolerance to inclusion
Halifax, Canada: Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority, 1996
0968038808
Offers valuable discussion about providing for special needs in ways that promote understanding and acceptance in the classroom.

Mason, Heather L & Mason, Brian F
Use of low vision aids (LVAs) in mainstream schools by pupils with a visual impairment
Birmingham: University of Birmingham, 1998
Report to the Viscount Nuffield Auxiliary Fund February 1998. Part of Heather Mason's pack on Low Vision Aids.

McDonald, Suzy
One of the class: advice, reference, resources
London: RNIB, 2000
1858782813

McKenzie, D Ross
And as you can see ... : a manual for teachers with a partially sighted pupil in a regular classroom
New Zealand: Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind, 1984
0473002396

Miller, Olga
Supporting children with visual impairment in mainstream schools
Franklin Watts, 1996
0749617470

Naish, Lucy; Bell, Judy; Clunies-Ross, Louise
Exploring access: how to audit your school environment, focusing on the needs of pupils who have multiple disabilities and visual impairment
London: RNIB, 2004
1858786304
Folder of information which deals with access and adaptations to the physical environment for children with multiple disabilities and visual impairments.

Naish, Lucy; Clunies-Ross, Louise; Bell, Judy
Exploring access in mainstream: how to audit your school environment, focusing on the needs of pupils who have visual impairment
London: RNIB, 2004
1858786304
Folder of information for staff in mainstream schools which deals with access and adaptations to the physical environment for children with visual impairments.

Nixon, Howard L II
Mainstreaming and the American dream
New York: AFB, 1991
0891281916
Sociological perspectives on parental coping with blind and visually impaired children.

Richards, Regina G
Classroom visual activities: a manual to enhance the development of visual skills
California: Academic Therapy, 1988
0878796576

Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)
Finding out about blindness: an education resource for use in primary and middle schools: teacher's pack
London: RNIB, 1991
0901797774
Includes Teacher's guide; Lesson plans; Activity cards; BNIB factsheets; posters; booklets; Braille sheets; Simulation spectacles

Russotti Joanne & Shaw, Rona
When you have a visually impaired student in your classroom: a guide for paraeducators
New York: AFB, 2004
0891288945
Easy to understand guide to teaching and responding to visually impaired children in mainstream classrooms. Aimed at classroom assistants etc.

Videos

Dawkins, Jasmine & Fetton, E
With support: integrating visually impaired pupils in the secondary classroom
London: RNIB, 1990
In-service training package of video & booklet produced to raise issues in the development of good practice in the integration of VI pupils. Video duration 25 minutes.

Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)
Anna's Story
London: RNIB, 1990
Portrays a day in the life of a nine year old who is blind. Duration 14 minutes.

Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)
Vision shared: good practice and strategies for the successful inclusion of visually impaired pupils in mainstream education
London: RNIB, 1999
185878235X
An important new video identifying aspects of good practice and strategies for the successful inclusion of visually impaired pupils in mainstream education

CD-ROM

International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI)
New visions: moving toward an inclusive community: proceedings of the 11th World Conference held on 27 July - 2 August 2002 in the Netherlands
ICEVI, 2002
50th Anniversary Conference held in Leewenhorst Congress Centre, Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands. Papers issued in electronic format on CD-ROM. Index of papers printout on shelf.

Articles

Arandiga, Antonio Valles
Training of professionals within the O.N.C.E. moving towards a new model of integration
ICEVI, 1997
10th International Council for the Education of the Visually Impaired (ICEVI) World Conference, 3 - 10 August 1997, Sao Paulo, Brazil Section K - Teacher training

Asare, Augustine Kwame
Pilot Itinerant Education Programme (IEP) to integrate low vision children in mainstream schools
ICEVI, 1997
10th International Council for the Education of the Visually Impaired (ICEVI) World Conference, 3 - 10 August 1997, Sao Paulo, Brazil Section I - VI Education

Bashford, Louise & Bashford, Carol
Getting on with it! (nystagmus)
Visability
Summer 2005, Issue 44, p8-10
A teenager and her mum describe living with nystagmus. Louise attends a mainstream school.

Bishop, Virginia E
Educational inclusion: premise, practice and promise
ICEVI
1997
10th International Council for the Education of the Visually Impaired (ICEVI) World Conference, 3 - 10 August 1997, Sao Paulo, Brazil Section I - VI Education

Craig, Jane
Supporting Arman in the mainstream classroom
Eye Contact
Summer 2004, Issue 39, p27-28
Using an Intellikeys overlay keyboard with a student who has a cortical visual impairment and cerebral palsy.

Danby, Brenda
Teaching Braille in a mainstream school
Visability
Spring 1995, No 13, p9

Gasparetto, Maria E R; Carvalho, Keila M M; Kara-Jose, Newton
Mainstream of low vision children in regular school
ICEVI
1997
10th International Council for the Education of the Visually Impaired (ICEVI) World Conference, 3 - 10 August 1997, Sao Paulo, Brazil Section I: VI Education

Meieran, Gillian M
Successful implementation model of inclusionary practices for children with sensory impairments
ICEVI
1997
10th International Council for the Education of the Visually Impaired (ICEVI) World Conference, 3 - 10 August 1997, Sao Paulo, Brazil Section I - VI Education

Phan Thi, Xuan
Changing attitude toward blind students in the mainstream school system
ICEVI
1997
10th International Council for the Education of the Visually Impaired (ICEVI) World Conference, 3 - 10 August 1997, Sao Paulo, Brazil Section I - VI Education

Punong-on, Prayat
Development of integrated education in Thailand and its impact on other countries in South-East Asia
ICEVI
1997
10th International Council for the Education of the Visually Impaired (ICEVI) World Conference, 3 - 10 August 1997, Sao Paulo, Brazil Section H: VI Education

Ralphs, Wendy
Friendship and play in a mainstream primary school
Visability
Summer 2005, Issue 44, p21-23
Describes an individualised programme which has helped one pupil to develop friendship and play skills.

Xiaguang, Peng
Integrated education for visually impaired children in China
ICEVI
1997
10th International Council for the Education of the Visually Impaired (ICEVI) World Conference, 3 - 10 August 1997, Sao Paulo, Brazil Section H - VI Education