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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.

Not Dead Yet?
Not Dead Yet?
Julie Allan Roger Slee
Introduction

In 2017 Imray and Colley's book, entitled Inclusion is dead: long live inclusive education, declared that notwithstanding its ‘constantly changing and liquid definition’ (p. 1) inclusive education has not been successful in any jurisdiction. ‘It doesn't work, and it never has worked. Inclusion is dead’ (p. 1), they argue. We have also witnessed a death threat issued to special education. Mike Oliver declared that he had accepted an invitation to deliver the opening keynote address at an international conference on special education in Manchester so that he would be able ‘to dance on the grave of special education’ (Slee, 2011, p. 75). His prediction of the imminent demise ...

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