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.

Forms of Provision and Models of Service Delivery

Forms of Provision and Models of Service Delivery

Forms of provision and models of service delivery

This chapter will argue that the ways in which special education is funded are a key parameter in the development of provision and the delivery of services. It will provide a historical overview of developments in funding provision and delivery of services, looking briefly at developments in the second half of the twentieth century, but focusing more on recent and current debates about inclusion. Examples will be drawn from the UK experience with reference to developments in other European countries, the US, India and South Africa. The chapter will cover the following areas:

  • Historical overview – the development of specialist and separate provision.
  • The moves from the 1970s onwards, towards a more flexible ...
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