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.

Equity and Inclusivity in Education

Equity and Inclusivity in Education

Equity and inclusivity in education
Allyson Satter Jessica Meisenheimer Wayne Sailor

Introduction: Equity-based Inclusive Education

Education researchers, policymakers, and professionals have long debated the best educational environment in which to support students with disabilities. Currently in the US, the least restrictive environment (LRE) language of PL 94-142 (now referred to as Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, or IDEA) positions its public education system to provide a continuum of services ranging from separate special education schools to general education classrooms. The dominant argument for the need for more restrictive special education placements is that some students with disabilities require a level of specialized instruction provided by specially trained ...

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