This book traces the major stages of thinking in the development of inclusive education. It provides overviews of the main theoretical influences: the medico-psychological model; sociological positions; curriculum studies; school effectiveness; and the impact upon policy and practice of the Disability Movement. Positioned and discussed in their historical contexts the book provides a synopsis and critique of the last 50 years, including the introduction of the term "Special Educational Needs," the practice of integration, and the present processes of inclusive education. The unique features of this book include personal reflections by a number of people who are considered to have had major influence in the

Routes to Inclusion

Routes to Inclusion
Routes to inclusion

Tracing origins helps us to understand something of where we find ourselves today. I want to use this text to try out some ideas with you, the reader. It has been written as a tool for thinking. It offers some ideas and ‘lenses’ through which to view the recent history of inclusive education … and with which to argue!

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