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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.

The Friendships and Peer Relationships of Children and Young People Who Experience Difficulties in Learning
The friendships and peer relationships of children and young people who experience difficulties in learning

She's my friend – my best friend … I'm her friend … she's kind to me … never horrible … we share … we come on the bus … she helps me do things … and I help her … she sits with me … we stay together at break time … say secrets! No boys! (Katie, a young person with learning disabilities, describing her long-term friendship with Lizzie)

The purpose of this chapter is to offer a rationale for the importance of friendships and peer relations in the lives of children and young people with learning disabilities; ...

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