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The SAGE Handbook of Special Education brings together the most up to date knowledge of this area and will serve as the major source book of authoritative information and ideas about current and future directions for special education. It aims to examine the intricate relations between theory, research, and practice, and places a particular emphasis on international policies such as Education for All, and inclusive education as a strategy for achieving it. This comprehensive, research-based work, assembles scholarship on an international level, and covers topics that transcend national boundaries.
Chapter 11: Learning from Difference: Sharing International Experiences of Developments in Inclusive Education
Learning from Difference: Sharing International Experiences of Developments in Inclusive Education
This chapter considers ideas about how inclusive education can be shared across national borders. We argue that important lessons can be learned from international experiences, including from countries facing considerable economic constraints, but that this is a complex process because cultural and linguistic differences sometimes create barriers such that accounts of developments in a particular context can easily be misinterpreted and misconstrued, therefore making it difficult to learn from each other.
Building on our experience of cross-cultural learning within the Enabling Education Network (EENET), an international, information-sharing network, we explore ways of overcoming such difficulties. We set this argument in the wider context of current debates ...