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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.

Adapting Education Management Information Systems to Support Inclusive Education
Adapting education management information systems to support inclusive education
Daniel Mont Beth Sprunt
Introduction

A growing global consensus exists on the need for inclusive education, as evidenced by the rapid and widespread ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and Sustainable Development Goal number 4 which calls for ‘inclusive and equitable quality education’ for all. Yet, evidence shows that children can face significant barriers to educational attainment, including gender, ethnicity, language diversity, poverty, and disability (WHO/World Bank, 2011). And for whatever reason, barriers to a quality education lead to poorer outcomes throughout the life-cycle for individuals as well as the economic development of the community. ...

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