The Inclusion Dialogue: Debating Issues, Challenges and Tensions with Global Experts brings together a series of global expert views on inclusive education, revealing the evolving tensions in this research area and highlighting future directions.

Based on fascinating and unique conversations with leading academic experts across the globe, Joanne Banks uses in-depth interviews to examine current debates in special and inclusive education and provides a clear overview of the key tensions which impact policy and practice across different national contexts. Her book also highlights how inclusive education policies do not always translate into inclusive practices in our schools. The dialogue presented in this accessible text provides readers with insights into our conceptual understanding of inclusion within the context of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.

Through these informal discussions, this book is ideal for academics and researchers working in the area of inclusive and special education, for educators wishing to create more inclusive environments for their students, and for policy-makers seeking to understand what inclusive education looks like on the ground.

chapter |5 pages


Democratising debates on inclusive education

chapter 1|17 pages

Making Sense of Inclusion and Equity in Education

A personal journey

chapter 2|13 pages

Challenges and Dilemmas in Inclusive Education

What we can learn from children

chapter 3|18 pages

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

A roadmap for achieving an inclusive education system

chapter 8|13 pages

Inclusion Naturally!

chapter 9|15 pages

Inclusive Education Trends and Practices

Recognising and addressing issues positively and realistically

chapter 10|18 pages

Children's Rights and School Inclusion in Scotland

Tensions and challenges

chapter 13|8 pages

Listening to the Voices of Experts

Global tensions in inclusive education