Inclusion, Equity and Access for Individuals with Disabilities

Insights from Educators across World

  • Santoshi Halder
  • Vassilios Argyropoulos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lxxii
  2. Inclusion and Disability: Social Realms and Conceptual Underpinnings Across the World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Boon Siong Tan, Erin Wilson, Robert Campain, Kevin Murfitt, Nick Hagiliassis
      Pages 41-65
    3. Galyna Korniyenko, Inna Kovalyshena, Dmytro Schebetyuk
      Pages 89-107
    4. Vassilios Argyropoulos, Vassilios Papadimitriou
      Pages 243-262
    5. Maximus Monaheng Sefotho, Refilwe Elizabeth Morwane, Juan Bornman
      Pages 281-296
    6. Kate L. Anderson, Susan Balandin
      Pages 297-316
  3. Identifying Enablers, Barriers and Challenges in Inclusive Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 345-345
    2. Vasilis Strogilos, Levan Lim
      Pages 365-381
    3. Pritha Mukhopadhyay, Lipica Bhattacharya, Prasanta Kumar Roy
      Pages 409-426
    4. Richard Rose, Philip Garner, Brenna Farrow
      Pages 427-444
    5. Lorraine Graham, Jeanette Berman
      Pages 479-495
    6. Poulomee Datta, Santoshi Halder, Joy Talukdar, Tania Aspland
      Pages 525-553
  4. Santoshi Halder, Vassilios Argyropoulos
    Pages C1-C1

About this book


This book offers a global and social examination of how disabilities are played out and experienced around the world. It provides multiple perspectives and insights on the area of inclusion and brings together various inclusive practices in action. The book documents perspectives from educational researchers and teacher educators through first-hand experience using cutting-edge research and conceptual understandings, thought processes, and reflections.

The book brings together various methodologies to expose scientific truths in the area of disability and inclusion. Chapter authors utilize a self-reflective stance, representing state of the art theory and practice for exploring notions of disability. Authors examine cultural relational practices, common values and beliefs, and shared experiences for the purpose of helping cultural members and cultural strangers better understand interdependent factors.  Each chapter is an attempt to unravel a thought provoking, comprehensive, and thorough understanding of the challenges and abilities of individuals with disabilities shaped by their own culture, society and country, re-engaging the promise of scientific research as a generative form of inquiry. 

The book is designed to be of use to a wide range of professionals; researchers, practitioners, advocates, special educators and parents providing information and or discussions on educational needs, health care provisions, and social services irrespective of country and culture.


Special Education Research in Special Needs Population inclusive education social exclusion people with disabilities social services

Editors and affiliations

  • Santoshi Halder
    • 1
  • Vassilios Argyropoulos
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EducationUniversity of Calcutta, Alipore CampusKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Department of Special EducationUniversity Of ThessalyVolosGreece

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