The volume will provide an examination of issues around how policy for inclusive education can be implemented in practice.
In relation to different thematic policy areas considered in each chapter these questions will be considered:
* What are the main policy issues for inclusive education?
* What recommendations are there for addressing these issues?
* What are the difficulties in implementing these recommendations?
* How can these difficulties be overcome?
Overall conclusions will focus on lessons learnt for supporting the implementation of policy for inclusive education and bridging the policy-practice gap.
Edited by Amanda Watkins, European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education, Denmark Cor Meijer, European Agency for Special Needs and Inclusive Education, Denmark
Changing Conceptions of Inclusion Underpinning Education Policy - Cor Meijer and Amanda Watkins SECTION I: KEY POLICY AREAS FOR INCLUSIVE EDUCATION Ensuring a Strong Start for All Children: Inclusive Early Childhood Education and Care - Paul A. Bartolo, Eva Bjorck-Akesson, Climent Gine and Mary Kyriazopoulou Financing Inclusive Education: Policy Challenges, Issues and Trends - Serge Ebersold and Cor Meijer Educating All Teachers for Inclusion - Amanda Watkins, Annet De Vroey and Simoni Symeonidou Inclusive Vocational Education and Training (Vet) - Policy and Practice - Edgar Pereira, Mary Kyriazopoulou and Harald Weber SECTION II: SUPPORT AND PROVISION How Can Education Systems Support All Learners? Tipping-Point Leadership Focused on Cultural Change and Inclusive Capability - Per Skoglund and Hans Stacker Multicultural Diversity and Special Educational Needs - Geoff Lindsay, Sonali Shah and Mary Kyriazopoulou ICT as a Tool for Supporting Inclusive Learning Opportunities - Marcella Turner-Cmuchal and Stuart Aitken Addressing the Challenges of Raising Achievement for All - Verity Donnelly, Finn O'Murchu and Wiltrud Thies SECTION III: MONITORING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF INCLUSIVE EDUCATION Inclusive Assessment: Issues and Challenges for Policy and Practice - Anthoula Kefallinou and Verity Donnelly Efficiency, Effectiveness and Equity Within Inclusive Education Systems - Amanda Watkins and Serge Ebersold Young Voices on Inclusive Education - Victoria Soriano Summary and Conclusions: Ways Forward in Bridging Policy-Practice Gap Issues Within Inclusive Education