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Inclusive Education in the Middle East

1st Edition

By Eman Gaad


118 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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The potential of adopting inclusive education to support learning for all is an international phenomenon that is finding its way to the Middle East and the Arabian region. Eman Gaad examines the current status of inclusive education in Arabia and the Middle East through an assessment of the latest international, regional, and local research into inclusive education. With a focus on the more complex areas of related cultural practice and attitudes towards inclusive education in this dynamic and fast-changing part of the world, Gaad offers a research-based analysis of the current educational status of the Arabian Gulf and some Middle Eastern countries that adopted inclusive practice in education, and others that are yet to follow. This book will be of great interest to students, academics, teachers, and therapists in the field of comparative and inclusive education as well as those with an interest in policies of education in the dynamic and culturally distinguished Middle Eastern Arabian region.

Table of Contents

1. Education of Learners with Special Needs in the Gulf and the Middle East: A Historical Perspective

2. Middle Eastern and Gulf Countries and the Quest for Inclusion: Current Status and Learned Lessons

3. Inclusion in the UAE: Theory, Culture and Practice

4. Inclusive Education and Cultural Challenges in the Arabian Gulf and the Middle East 5. Discussion

About the Author

Eman Gaad is a Senior Lecturer at British University in Dubai’s Faculty of Education, and leads the University’s Masters program in Special Education. She is also Executive Director of the UAE Down Syndrome Association.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Education

This series aims to present the latest research from right across the field of education. It is not confined to any particular area or school of thought and seeks to provide coverage of a broad range of topics, theories and issues from around the world.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Special Education / General
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General