Combining examination of policy with primary research and analysis of up-to-date literature, On Inclusive Education explores the various interpretations of inclusion, its history in education, and a range of its applications internationally.

With an international complement of authors, this book features detailed yet accessible chapters on a range of topics, including inclusion in law; academically gifted students; students with severe, sensory, and multiple impairments; and case studies from Germany, Portugal, the Netherlands, and the Russian Federation. The book also examines the impact of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities—and Article 24 in particular—and the likely legacies and future implications of recent inclusion movements.

For postgraduate students and academics researching in the field of inclusive education, and also for school administrators and policy makers, On Inclusive Education is an essential resource.

chapter 1|24 pages

Definitions and other issues

ByJames M. Kauffman, Jeanmarie Badar

chapter 2|21 pages

Inclusion as idea and its justification in law

ByJean B. Crockett

chapter 3|21 pages

The inclusion of students with high-incidence disabilities in general education environments

ByBrian R. Barber, Andrew L. Wiley

chapter 4|18 pages

A science of instruction and its implications for students with disabilities

ByJustin T. Cooper, Terrance M. Scott, Todd Whitney

chapter 5|22 pages

Tiered systems and inclusion

Potential benefits, clarifications, and considerations
ByKathleen Lynne Lane, Mark Matthew Buckman, Wendy Peia Oakes, Holly Menzies

chapter 6|23 pages

Disproportionality and inclusion

ByAdrienne D. Woods, Yangyang Wang, Paul L. Morgan

chapter 7|30 pages

An examination of highly cited research on inclusion

ByBryan G. Cook, Lysandra Cook

chapter 8|16 pages

Inclusion and students with severe, sensory, and multiple impairments

ByJason C. Travers, Heather J. Forbes, Jenee Vickers Johnson, Kevin M. Ayres

chapter 9|19 pages

Inclusion of academically advanced (gifted) students

ByCarolyn M. Callahan, Jonathan A. Plucker, Stuart Gluck, Carlos Rodriguez

chapter 10|21 pages

Inclusion, governments, and nongovernmental organizations

ByMitchell L. Yell, David F. Bateman

chapter 11|33 pages

The impact of article 24 of the CRPD on special and inclusive education in Germany, Portugal, the Russian federation, and the Netherlands

ByDimitris Anastasiou, Marion Felder, Luís Augusto De Miranda Correia, Alexey Shemanov, Inge Zweers, Bernd Ahrbeck

chapter 12|17 pages

Likely legacies of the inclusion movement

ByJames M. Kauffman, Daniel P. Hallahan, Timothy J. Landrum, Carl R. Smith