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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.

Chapter 32: Possibilities and Challenges of Inclusive Education in Brazil: Understanding the Role of Socioeconomic Factors

Possibilities and Challenges of Inclusive Education in Brazil: Understanding the Role of Socioeconomic Factors
Possibilities and challenges of inclusive education in Brazil: understanding the role of socioeconomic factors
Fernanda T. Orsati Rosane Lowenthal Carolina C. Nikaedo
Introduction

There are around 650 million people living with a disability in the world, which corresponds to around 10% of the world's population, and from this number, 80% live in the Global South (WHO, 2011). The international report on disability also indicates an increasing number of people living with a disability and its intersections with vulnerable living conditions. They estimate that in the Global South, 30% of boys and girls living on the streets have a disability, ...

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