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


RogerSleeUniversity of Western Australia

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Is There a Desk with my Name on It? The Politics of Integration (1993)

Special education and human rights in Australia: how do we know about disablement and what does it mean for educators? (1999)

The challenge in trying to account for our intellectual development is to extract events, experiences, people and literature that stand as formative landmarks, and disregard the minutiae of that which we dismiss as the daily grind. However, on reflection the minutiae is the mortar that sets the formative bricks of a life. How do you start if not to describe the cultural lessons of life from family, from school, from the communities you move in and through. How do we come to know what we do? What ...

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