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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.

Collaborative Teaching: Critique of the Scientific Evidence
Collaborative teaching: Critique of the scientific evidence
Introduction and Purpose

In 1994 the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) issued the Salamanca Statement and Framework for Action on Special Needs Education which supported the practice of inclusive education for students with disabilities, with the caution that ‘while inclusive schools provide a favorable setting for achieving equal opportunity and full participation, their success requires a concerted effort, not only by teachers and school staff, but also by peers, parent, families, and volunteers’ (p. 11). The inclusion of students with disabilities has become stated policy in more than two-thirds of the 92 signatory nations to the Salamanca Statement (Villa, 2004). International and national policy and laws combined with increasingly diverse student ...

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