Introduction: Setting the Scene

  • Leda Kamenopoulou


In Chap. 1, which is the introduction, the author sets the context and outlines the book’s focus and objectives. The chapter begins with a clarification of the concepts Inclusive Education, Disability and global South, followed by a description of the book’s contribution to knowledge and how it expands our current understanding of these concepts. As the author explains, the qualitative research studies presented in this book focused on four countries of the global South, where research on inclusive education and disability is scarce, and as a consequence very little is known about the participation of some of the most vulnerable children in education within these contexts. The author argues for the need to allow thus far ignored and silenced voices and contexts to be heard.


Inclusive education/inclusion Disability Special educational needs Global South Qualitative research 


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  • Leda Kamenopoulou
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  1. 1.University of RoehamptonLondonUK

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