Inclusive education: Perspectives on implementation and practice from international experts

Jennifer A Kurth, Amanda L. Miller, Samantha Gross Toews, James R. Thompson, Mónica Cortés, Mukunda Hari Dahal, Inés E. de Escallón, Paula Frederica Hunt, Gordon Porter, Diane Richler, Indiana Fonseca, Ruchi Singh, Jan Šiška, Rolando Villamero, Fatma Wangare

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Abstract

Every child has the right to an education, including children with disabilities. Research findings from across the globe have shown the benefits of inclusive education, and mandates for providing accessible, inclusive education can be found in national policies and international agreements as well. This article explores the perspectives of 11 international experts on the state of inclusive education in countries spanning 5 continents. Experts participated in a focus group discussion at Inclusion International's 17th Annual World Congress 2018 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Participants shared multifaceted factors impacting inclusive educational practices. Based on their experiences, participants also discussed strategies that were deemed effective or ineffective depending on varied contextual elements. Implications for policy, research, and practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)471-485
Number of pages15
JournalIntellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Volume56
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Inclusive education
  • Intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • International perspectives

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Community and Home Care
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Inclusive education : Perspectives on implementation and practice from international experts. / Kurth, Jennifer A; Miller, Amanda L.; Toews, Samantha Gross; Thompson, James R.; Cortés, Mónica; Dahal, Mukunda Hari; de Escallón, Inés E.; Hunt, Paula Frederica; Porter, Gordon; Richler, Diane; Fonseca, Indiana; Singh, Ruchi; Šiška, Jan; Villamero, Rolando; Wangare, Fatma.

In: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Vol. 56, No. 6, 01.12.2018, p. 471-485.

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Kurth, JA, Miller, AL, Toews, SG, Thompson, JR, Cortés, M, Dahal, MH, de Escallón, IE, Hunt, PF, Porter, G, Richler, D, Fonseca, I, Singh, R, Šiška, J, Villamero, R & Wangare, F 2018, 'Inclusive education: Perspectives on implementation and practice from international experts', Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, vol. 56, no. 6, pp. 471-485. https://doi.org/10.1352/1934-9556-56.6.471
Kurth, Jennifer A ; Miller, Amanda L. ; Toews, Samantha Gross ; Thompson, James R. ; Cortés, Mónica ; Dahal, Mukunda Hari ; de Escallón, Inés E. ; Hunt, Paula Frederica ; Porter, Gordon ; Richler, Diane ; Fonseca, Indiana ; Singh, Ruchi ; Šiška, Jan ; Villamero, Rolando ; Wangare, Fatma. / Inclusive education : Perspectives on implementation and practice from international experts. In: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. 2018 ; Vol. 56, No. 6. pp. 471-485.
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