First published in 1997. This book examines recent and contemporary trends in training teachers in special educational needs. It views initial teacher education and subsequent professional development as part of a continuum in which significant opportunities exist for innovation. It presents a series of chapters in support of this optimistic stance which provide practical examples of effective ways of working, written by authors who have direct experience in the field. For student teachers, tutors, lecturers and school-based mentors in both general subjects and SEN.