ERIC Number: ED493233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Inclusive Education: Readings and Reflections. Inclusive Education
Thomas, Gary; Vaughan, Mark
Open University Press
This book examines the key influences behind the moves towards inclusive education and inclusion in mainstream society. The first of its kind anywhere in the world, this seminal work features more than 50 extracts from key documents and classic texts, alongside illuminating commentaries by two experts in the field. It demonstrates that moves to inclusion have come from many directions: research; the imperative for greater social justice; calls for civil rights; legislation that prohibits discrimination; original, distinctive projects started by imaginative educators; and the voices of those who have been through special education. These sources are marshalled and organised in this book. It is essential reading for students on a range of courses in inclusive education and special educational needs, and for anyone wishing to understand the development of inclusive education, including teachers, headteachers, educational psychologists, and parents. Following a preface and an introduction, this book is divided into four parts: (1) The Context Rights, Participation, Social Justice; (2) Arguments and Evidence Against Segregation 1960s to Today; (3) Legislation, Reports, Statements; and (4) Inclusion in Action. The following conclude the book: The Index for Inclusion; Conclusion; and References.
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Philosophy, Special Needs Students, Educational Innovation, Educational Research, Mainstreaming, Educational Needs, Justice, Civil Rights, Educational Change, Inclusive Schools
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Students; Counselors; Teachers
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