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Russo, Charles J. – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2019
The United States Senate's unwillingness to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) notwithstanding, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) contains significant safeguards protecting the rights of students with disabilities, acknowledging their participation rights in decisions about their futures. In the first of…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
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Hardy, Ian; Woodcock, Stuart – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2015
This paper provides an analysis of inclusive education policies across international, and Anglo-American national and provincial/state jurisdictions to reveal how policies discursively construct inclusion under current, increasingly neoliberal conditions. In making this case, the paper draws upon primary UNESCO and Organisation for Economic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Educational Policy, International Organizations
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Ferguson, Dianne L.; Ferguson, Philip M.; Kim, Joanne; Li, Corrine – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2013
This paper analyses the descriptions of families of children with disabilities as contained in introductory special education texts over the last 50 years. These text books are typically used in pre-service teacher education courses as surveys of the education of "exceptional children". The textbooks reflect the mainstream professional…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Textbooks, Textbook Content
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Hunt, Paula Frederica – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2011
This article offers a comparative analysis of the Salamanca Statement and Framework for Action, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, within a critically discursive framework. The author creates the notion of "possibilities of practice", and analyses each policy document as to how these are created, by means of…
Descriptors: Resource Allocation, Inclusion, Educational Legislation, Special Needs Students
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Hyatt, Keith J.; Filler, John – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2011
The least restrictive environment (LRE) requirement has been one of the major pillars of special education law in the USA since its enactment in 1975 and has proven to be one of the most contentious principles. Absent a decision by the US Supreme Court or further clarification in the wording of the law itself, it is likely that the debate will…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Disabilities, Public Education, Inclusion