Inclusive Education, Politics and the Struggle for Change
This chapter will look at why and what disabled young people need to know so that they can be effective with campaigning for inclusive education. In particular disabled young people need to be supported to understand how they are labelled as having learning difficulties and the contradictions between their own and professionals' assessments value put upon their achievements. This enables disabled young people to question the role of assessments and how they are used to legislate and legitimate segregated education or how learning takes place in a mainstream school environment. Understanding assessment models and learning outcomes will enable readers to consider possible changes so that inclusive education for disabled children with learning difficulties is being promoted within the inclusive education model.