2nd Edition

Addressing Tensions and Dilemmas in Inclusive Education Resolving Democratically

By Brahm Norwich Copyright 2024
    258 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    258 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This updated second edition of Addressing Tensions and Dilemmas in Inclusive Education further develops the critical analysis of the initial edition that integrates the interaction between different perspectives and positions in the field of inclusive education.

    This key resource expands the arguments present in the first edition with clearer implications about how to address tensions and dilemmas in inclusive education, and resolve them through democratic deliberation. Based on contemporary research, theory and policy, as well as responding to current perspectives towards the education of children and young people with learning difficulties and disabilities, Brahm Norwich extends and refines the original core argument of the previous edition – the practical realisation of inclusion involves tensions and dilemmas that have to be addressed and resolved. This core analysis focuses on:

    - identification and classification
    - current national and international conceptions
    - pedagogic and curriculum issues
    - organisation of schooling
    - parental and student perspectives and the contribution of research to policy and practice.

    Re-engaging with the fundamental issues in the field and providing a coherent perspective that recognises and justifies the inter-connection between specialised and general school provision, this accessible new edition will be of interest to all students and researchers of inclusive education.

    1. Setting the agenda  2. Special educational needs, barriers and disability  3. Classification and identification of special educational needs or disability in education  4. Inclusive curriculum issues  5. Inclusive pedagogy  6. Inclusive educational institutions: schools and universities  7. Parents and children: participation, partnerships and preferences  8. Philosophical issues  9. Researching inclusive education  10. Conclusions


    Brahm Norwich is Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology and Special Educational Needs at the School of Education, University of Exeter, UK.