• Summary
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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.

Special Education and Its Contribution to the Broader Discourse of Education
Special education and its contribution to the broader discourse of education
Introduction

Producing a handbook in any domain of education is necessarily an ambitious task, and the particular situation of special education makes the present enterprise an extremely challenging, if fruitful, one. What this handbook provides is a mapping of a changing – and contested – domain, a distillation of thinking about particular parts of it and a review of what is known about specific areas of practice. Special education is important both in its own right and as a key dimension of general education, and handbooks such as this serve a uniquely valuable function in relation to it. To the extent that it has done its ...

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