Challenges Surrounding the Education of Children with Chronic Diseases

Challenges Surrounding the Education of Children with Chronic Diseases

Maria Gordon (Voyageur Memorial Elementary School, Canada)
Release Date: October, 2015|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 402
ISBN13: 9781466694521|ISBN10: 1466694521|EISBN13: 9781466694538|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9452-1


While governing bodies have mandated that all students have the right to an education, with disabled students treated to the same rights and opportunities as non-disabled students, policymakers do not always agree on what all-inclusive education should look like.

Challenges Surrounding the Education of Children with Chronic Diseases explores the needs that children with certain conditions—such as diabetes, cancer, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease—might have in the classroom. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics relating to pre-service teacher training, school administrators’ policies, and the experiences of children with chronic health conditions, this book is an essential reference source for teachers, educators, school administrators, policymakers, and anyone else concerned with inclusive educational rights for all students.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • ADHD
  • Diabetes
  • Inclusive Education
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Parent Involvement in Education
  • Pediatric Patients
  • Pre-Service Teacher Training
  • Special Needs Advocacy

Reviews and Testimonials

Editor Maria Gordon presents students, academics, researchers, policy makers, and education professionals working in a wide variety of contexts with a collection of academic papers and scholarly articles focused on the variety of issues that arise from educating children with chronic diseases. The editor has organized the fifteen contributions that make up the main body of the text in five parts devoted to school experiences of children with physical chronic diseases, the mental health of children at school, policies in education and parental involvement, and a wide variety of other related subjects. The editor is with Voyageur Memorial Elementary School, Canada.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Maria Gordon holds a position as the Re-Adaptation Officer at Voyageur Memorial Elementary school on a Cree reservation in Mistissini, Quebec, Canada. Dr. Gordon is a bilingually certified Natural Health consultant and licensed Naturotherapist with a doctorate in Psychopedagogy (Teaching, Learning and Evaluation) from the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa. She is a professional member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Psychological Association and Executive Vice-President of the Shamiso Foundation. Dr. Gordon has 10 years of experience in the fields of education and health research. Her lectures, writings and research interests include global health issues, inflammatory bowel disease, inclusive and early childhood education, special education, complementary and alternative medicine, applied human sciences, First Nation and aboriginal students, and school curricula.