• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

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.

Inclusive and Special Education and the Question of Equity in Education: The Case of Finland
Inclusive and special education and the question of equity in education: the case of Finland
Juho Honkasilta Raisa Ahtiainen Ninja Hienonen Markku Jahnukainen

Equity and quality are often mentioned as key ingredients of high performing education systems (e.g. OECD, 2012). According to Field, Kuczera and Pont (2007), equity consists of two dimensions: fairness and inclusion. Fairness is related to reducing the socio-economic barriers to participation, and inclusion is defined as ‘ensuring a basic minimum standard of education for all’ (Field et al., 2007, 11). Both these qualities seem to fit well in the Finnish education ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles