1st Edition

Space, Education, and Inclusion Interdisciplinary Approaches

Edited By Georg Rißler, Andreas Köpfer, Tobias Buchner Copyright 2024
    212 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This timely, edited volume brings together interdisciplinary perspectives on space and spatiality in inclusive education discourses.

    With research from an international range of scholars, the book explores the intersections, boundaries, and intermediary spaces of inclusion and exclusion within educational contexts. It advances thinking in inclusive education research and links discourses of the spatial turn in inclusive education with a call for thinking spatially. Instead of defining one spatial approach as the overarching framework for analysis, it considers the potential of combining spatial approaches from diverse disciplines, including social sciences, educational science, and geography. The book systematically identifies and links the relations between a diversity of spatial theoretical perspectives and phenomena of inclusion/exclusion.

    This volume provides invaluable, transdisciplinary readings and reflections on space and spatiality in inclusive education, and will be highly relevant for academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of inclusive education, educational theory and the sociology of education.

    The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license.

    1. Space, Education, and Inclusion: An Introduction to the Volume

    Georg Rißler, Andreas Köpfer and Tobias Buchner

    2. Exploring Dimensions of Access Within Restrictive Spaces of Schooling

    Katie Scott Newhouse and Srikala Naraian 

    3. From Excluding Schools to Excluding Spaces: Spatial and Postcolonial Reflections on Inclusive Education in Africa

    Amani Karisa, Benedict Khumalo, Joachim Nyoni, Kofi Nseibo, and Judith McKenzie 

    4. Evaluating Education Policies Through a Spatial Lens: Uncovering the Ability-Space-Regimes of Austrian New Middle Schools

    Tobias Buchner and Flora Petrik

    5. Inclusive Research, In-/Exclusion and Ethics: After the Spatial Turn(s) 

    Melanie Nind

    6. Inclusion, Exclusion, and the Spaces of Practices

    Jürgen Budde, Georg Rißler and Theodore Schatzki

    7. The Education MarketSpace

    Federico R. Waitoller 

    8. Revisiting Kracauer’s Perspectives on Space and Inclusion/Exclusion

    Andreas Köpfer

    9. Digital Learning: Navigating Inclusive/Exclusive Spaces Through Open Educational Practice

    Michelle Harrison

    10. Inclusion and Exclusion in Classroom Practices: Empirical Analyses of Conjunctive Spaces of Experience in Secondary Schools

    Tanja Sturm, Benjamin Wagener, and Monika Wagner-Willi 

    11. Learning Spaces at the Intersections of Families and Preschools

    Hanna Ragnarsdóttir

    12. Teaching When Students Are Absent: A Study on the Relationship Between Space and Inclusion Based on the Covid Crisis

    Andrea Bossen and Georg Breidenstein


    Georg Rißler, Andreas Köpfer and Tobias Buchner


    Georg Rißler is affiliated with the Centre for Childhood in Education and Society at the University of Teacher Education in Zurich. His research focuses on practice theory, space and spatiality, inequality, common worlds and ethnography.

    Andreas Köpfer is Professor for Research in Inclusive Education at the University of Education Freiburg, Germany. His research focuses on international comparative perspectives in inclusive education, and social and spatial theories regarding dis-abilities and disadvantages.

    Tobias Buchner is a Professor at the Department of Inclusive Education at the University Teacher College, Upper Austria. His research focuses on Inclusive Education, Education and Space, Dis/ability Studies in Education, and Ableism in the Educational System.