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ERIC Number: EJ811169
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1030-0112
Social Justice Principles, the Law and Research, as Bases for Inclusion
Foreman, Phil; Arthur-Kelly, Michael
Australasian Journal of Special Education, v32 n1 p109-124 Apr 2008
Educational policies for students with a disability in Australia, the USA, the UK and in most western countries stipulate that inclusive placement should be an option available to parents. This article examines three principal drivers of inclusion: social justice principles, legislation, and research findings, and considers the extent to which each of these has impacted on inclusive policy and practice. The article considers the research base for inclusion, and examines the extent to which the policy and practice of inclusion is supported by evidence. It concludes with some suggestions for a research agenda that focuses on the particular contextual challenges and complexities faced in Australasian school settings, whilst recognising international directions in the identification of evidence-based practices. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia