The government is committed to reducing the number of children who are forced out of mainstream schooling. The author of this book addresses the key issues and relates them to the main theory/literature in the area, including the work of Vygotsky, Foucault, Lacan, Burman and Bion. He "unpicks" the major theories and applies them to possible ways of working with children in the classroom. Four case studies are used in order to make these proposed ways of working more accessible. As with other books in the series, exercises, readings and questions are set throughout.