This book showcases the diverse nature of policy, provision and practice for special educational needs and disability (SEND) across different international settings.

Situated across a backdrop of varied international policies relating to inclusion, the book offers insights into the rhetoric of SEND policy and practice across a range of settings to contribute to our understanding of SEND provision. It explores the complexities, concerns and challenges experienced by staff, pupils, parents and carers in contemporary education settings. Chapters draw on empirical research and are structured around four parts: special education needs and disability within policy; stakeholder perceptions and experiences of SEND provision; meeting the needs of SEND children; and moving towards inclusive practice.

The volume will challenge thought, stimulate critique and provoke debate in the field of special educational needs both locally and globally and will be of interest to researchers and postgraduate students in the field of inclusive education, special needs education and comparative education.

chapter 1|10 pages


Making the case for the exploration of special educational needs and disability policy, provision and practice across countries

part one|45 pages

Special education needs and disability within policy

chapter 2|14 pages

Culturally and linguistically diverse migrant students with special needs and disabilities

Essential policies and practices in the USA

chapter 3|15 pages

Education policy and inclusive education

People and processes

chapter 4|14 pages

Inclusive special needs and disability education

History, policies, practice and challenges in Kenya and Nepal

part three|53 pages

Meeting the needs of SEND children

part four|45 pages

Moving towards inclusive practice

chapter 11|16 pages

Teacher education for SEND inclusion in an international context

The importance of critical theoretical work

chapter 12|11 pages


Positioning special educational needs and disability in contemporary teaching and learning