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20080901 Inclusive Education where there are few resources


20080901 Inclusive Education where there are few resources

This book aims to provide a background and critical overview of key issues, concepts and strategies in relation to inclusive education, that are relevant to situations where economic resources and access to information is limited.

It is for readers who are receptive to the idea of inclusive education, but want a more in-depth understanding of its history and current context – what it is, how it can be planned for, what problems/opportunities to look out for, and where to go for further information. It is not a training manual and will not provide detailed information on classroom methodology.


In this book, inclusive education is understood as a process towards creating a system of education that meets the needs of all, recognising that many different groups are currently excluded. However, inclusive education has historically dealt primarily with children with disabilities, and the need to focus on these learners continues to be highlighted here, as they remain extremely vulnerable to exclusion. This book views inclusive education as encompassing all forms of learning, from birth throughout life; and formal, non-formal, informal and alternative approaches.