Autism, Pedagogy and Education

Critical Issues for Value-based Teaching

  • Carmel Conn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Carmel Conn
    Pages 97-116
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 117-130

About this book


This book discusses critical issues concerning autism and education, and what constitutes effective pedagogy for this group of learners. Autism is a high-profile area within the discipline of special education, and the issue of how to teach autistic learners remains a contested one: recent theorising has questioned a techno-rationalist approach that places the burden of change on the autistic pupil. The author explores the values that underpin educational approaches within existing pedagogical practice: while these approaches have their individual merits and shortcomings, this book introduces and expands upon a strengths-based approach. This book will appeal to students and scholars of autism and education, with particular regard to teaching autistic learners. 


Autism and Education Special Educational Needs Inclusive Education Autistic learners Enabling Environments for learning and development Agency in learning SEND

Authors and affiliations

  • Carmel Conn
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Education, Early Years and Social WorkUniversity of South WalesNewportUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-32559-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-32560-2
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