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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.

Fostering Inclusive and Culturally Responsive Family-Professional Partnerships
Fostering inclusive and culturally responsive family-professional partnerships
Colby T. Kervick Katharine G. Shepherd Shana J. Haines
Introduction

Collaborative family-professional partnerships are broadly recognized as important to the success of all students and the creation of inclusive schools. Researchers and school reform advocates in the United States assert the need for family members to be involved with all aspects of school life (Epstein, 2011; Henderson et al., 2004), citing connections between higher levels of engagement among parents with a range of positive outcomes for students, including improved academic and behavioral performance (Ferguson, 2008; Henderson & Mapp, 2002), improved attendance rates, and higher aspirations for post-secondary education ...

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