ERIC Number: EJ1076526
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
International Representations of Inclusive Education: How Is Inclusive Practice Reflected in the Professional Teaching Standards of China and Australia?
Carrington, Suzanne; Saggers, Beth; Adie, Lenore; Zhu, Nan; Gu, Dingqian; Hu, Xiaoyi; Wang, Yan; Deng, Meng; Mu, Guanglun Michael
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, v62 n6 p556-570 2015
Inclusive education focuses on addressing marginalisation, segregation and exclusion within policy and practice. The purpose of this article is to use critical discourse analysis to examine how inclusion is represented in the education policy and professional documents of two countries, Australia and China. In particular, teacher professional standards from each country are examined to determine how an expectation of inclusive educational practice is promoted to teachers. The strengthening of international partnerships to further support the implementation of inclusive practices within both countries is also justified.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, National Standards, Cross Cultural Studies, Mainstreaming, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Discourse Analysis, Educational Policy, Documentation, Teacher Competencies, Teaching Methods, International Cooperation, Educational Practices, Equal Education, Student Diversity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; China