Policy, Experience and Change: Cross-Cultural Reflections on Inclusive Education

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Len Barton, Felicity Armstrong
Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 8, 2007 - Education - 202 pages
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One of the qualities of this book is the authors’engagement with personal experience. This is part of the contextualising of issues within particular cultural, historical and social contexts. I shall begin the Foreword in the same spirit by recounting an experience that is still a foundation for analysing and developing my own understanding. This h- pened some twenty-five years ago. I was going with Vic Finkelstein, a disabled a- demic and activist, to a seminar, on a hot summer’s day, making our way across the Open University campus in Milton Keynes. The seminar was entitled ‘The Problems of Integration’. Making conversation with Vic I suggested that the seminar sounded int- esting. His response was immediate and direct: no it was not interesting – the problems for disabled people were the problems of segregation, not the problems of integration. As he did often for me, Vic turned understanding on its head and his seemingly simple observation carried ever-increasing ripples of critical questioning. Reading of international developments and of the specifics of education policy, provision and practice across the widely differing circumstances found in different nation states, from the majority as well as the minority world, challenges, deepens and confirms understanding. There are, not surprisingly, considerable diversities and c- monalities, and recurring themes that speak to both – and fire critical questioning. The complexities pretty quickly give food for thought and ring bells of caution. The first for me is the lack of digestion – the impossibility of comprehensive knowledge.
 

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Contents

CrossCultural Reflections on Inclusive Education 1 POLICY EXPERIENCE AND CHANGE AND THE CHALLENGE OF INCLUSIVE EDUCATIO...
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CrossCultural Reflections on Inclusive Education 2 INCLUSIVE EDUCATION IN SPAIN A VIEW FROM INSIDE
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CrossCultural Reflections on Inclusive Education 3 THE INTEGRATION OF DISABLED CHILDREN IN ORDINARY SCHOOLS IN FRANCE A N...
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CrossCultural Reflections on Inclusive Education 4 MADE IN ITALY INTEGRAZIONE SCOLASTICA AND THE NEW VISION OF INCLUSIVE ...
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CrossCultural Reflections on Inclusive Education 5 THE RHETORIC OF INCLUSIVE EDUCATION IN LIBYA ARE CHILDRENS RIGHTS IN CRI...
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CrossCultural Reflections on Inclusive Education 6 THE LETHARGY OF A NATION INCLUSIVE EDUCATION IN INDIA AND DEVELOPING S...
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CrossCultural Reflections on Inclusive Education 7 INCLUSIVE EDUCATION IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
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CrossCultural Reflections on Inclusive Education 8 DISABILITY AND INCLUSIVE EDUCATION IN ZIMBABWE
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CrossCultural Reflections on Inclusive Education 9 TOWARDS INCLUSIVE EDUCATION IN CANADA
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CrossCultural Reflections on Inclusive Education 10 EDUCATING THE OTHER A JOURNEY IN CYPRUS TIME AND SPACE
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CrossCultural Reflections on Inclusive Education 11 TO BE OR NOT TO BE INCLUDED THAT IS THE QUESTION DISABLED STUDENTS IN ...
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CrossCultural Reflections on Inclusive Education 12 ITS A FITUP INCLUSIVE EDUCATION HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY AND THE DISCOR...
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CrossCultural Reflections on Inclusive Education INDEX
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