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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.

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Introduction

The concept of inclusive education is based on the premise that all children and young people, despite different cultural, social and learning backgrounds should have equivalent learning opportunities in all kinds of schools (UNESCO, 2008). Inclusive education is a child-focused approach to education and requires reforms and innovations at different levels of the education system. From planning objectives and lessons to differentiating activities that cater to diverse needs, inclusive education is intended to support children in their school environment. The Education for All (EFA) initiative from the United Nations set the groundwork for the education-focused Sustainable ...

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