Thoroughly revised throughout, this bestselling book returns in a new edition to take an even more comprehensive look at the question: How can teachers and schools create genuinely inclusive classrooms that meet the needs of every student? Inclusive Education for the 21st Century provides a rigorous overview of the foundational principles of inclusive education and the barriers to access and participation.

It explores evidence-based strategies to support diverse learners, including specific changes in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment practices, and the use of data. It addresses the needs of children with physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities, as well as those with complex learning profiles, including mental health issues. This second edition is rich with new content, including eleven new chapters which address learning from international experience, multi-tiered systems of support, leading inclusive education reform, the importance of language and supporting friendships. A new section has been added to provide explicit support for implementing systemic inclusive education reform from the policy level right through to classroom practice. A new series of podcasts, featuring interviews with expert chapter authors, offers an engaging complement to the chapter topics and content.

With many schools still operating under twentieth-century models that disadvantage students, this book presents the deep knowledge, tools and strategies to better equip pre- and in-service teachers and leaders to make inclusive education a reality in all schools.

part I|114 pages

Foundations Of and For Inclusion

chapter Chapter 1|15 pages

Inclusive education

Three (and a bit) years on

chapter Chapter 2|20 pages

What is inclusion . . . and what is it not?

chapter Chapter 5|14 pages

The legal foundations of inclusion

chapter Chapter 6|20 pages

Inclusive education

A review of the evidence

part II|136 pages

Implementing Systemic Inclusive Education Reform

chapter Chapter 9|19 pages

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

What are they, where did they come from, and what are the lessons for Australian schools?

chapter Chapter 10|22 pages

The critical importance of language

chapter Chapter 11|25 pages

Accessible Pedagogies™

part III|132 pages

Developing an Inclusive School Culture

chapter Chapter 19|14 pages

Rethinking the use of teacher aides