Leading on Inclusion: Dilemmas, debates and new perspectives critically examines the current theory and legislative context of special educational needs and disability, and explores the enduring issues and opportunities that will affect future practice in all schools.

The central theme throughout the book asks the inevitable question ‘What happens next?’ and the expert team of contributors, drawn from a pool of teachers, academics and researchers, consider wide-ranging issues such as:

  • the voice of young people
  • whole school development and planning for inclusion
  • educational change within the context of inclusion
  • the pros and cons of multi-professional working
  • inclusive and ethical research
  • international perspectives on inclusion, SEN and disability
  • the development of teacher education and the notion of ‘joined up’ thinking.

This forward-thinking and rigorously researched book will be essential reading for students, teachers undertaking school-based training, SENCOs, inclusion managers, higher education tutors and anyone with a professional interest in the future for inclusive education.

chapter |6 pages


Leading on Inclusion
ByLynne Graham-Matheson

chapter |15 pages

How did We Get Here?

A Brief History of Inclusion and Special Educational Needs
ByLynne Graham-Matheson

chapter |11 pages

Perspectives on Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Practice

Whose Views Count?
ByGill Richards

chapter |12 pages

Theorizing Educational Change within the Context of Inclusion

ByAnastasia Liasidou, Cathy Svensson

chapter |13 pages

Whole School Development, Inclusion and Special Educational Needs

Acknowledging Wider Debates
ByDavid Thompson

chapter |15 pages

Learning and Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms

ByBridget Middlemas

chapter |11 pages

Multi-Professional Working

The Way Forward?
BySue Soan

chapter |11 pages

Dilemmas of Enablement

Inclusive and Special Technologies
ByMike Blamires

chapter |11 pages

Inclusive and Ethical Research

ByFiona Hallett, Graham Hallett

chapter |12 pages

Developing Inclusive Schools

An International Case Study
ByPeter Grimes

chapter |9 pages

Leading on Inclusion

The Sum of the Parts is not the Whole Story...
ByJohn Cornwall