The SAGE Handbook of Inclusion and Diversity in Education examines policy and practice from around the world, with respect to broadly conceived notions of inclusion and diversity within education. This growing and significant area of research reflects the ever-increasing expectation that not only should schools accept all students, but that they should be able to provide each student with a high-quality educational and social experience. This Handbook sets out to provide a critical and comprehensive overview of current thinking and debate around aspects such as inclusive education rights, philosophy, context, policy, systems, and practices for a global audience. This an ideal text for students, academics and researchers in the field of education, as well as those involved in policy-making, or those teaching in classrooms today. Part I: Conceptualizations and Possibilities of Inclusion and Diversity in Education; Part II: Inclusion and Diversity in Educational Practices, Policies, and Systems; and Part III: Inclusion and Diversity in Global and Local Educational Contexts.

Gender, Poverty and Educational Equality

Gender, Poverty and Educational Equality

Gender, poverty and educational equality
Amy North Helen Longlands


This chapter considers trends, conceptual debates and empirical research in relation to gender, poverty and educational equality globally, with a particular focus on developing-country contexts. Gender and poverty are key factors that determine forms of exclusion from education. Persistent challenges around inclusion are more acute and complex where these two factors intersect, and grow ever more severe with additional intersecting inequalities associated with, for example, disability, location or race. This chapter understands inclusive education in a broad sense that encompasses access to schooling and other forms of education as well as experiences within and through education and the ways in which these are both ...

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