Policy, Experience and Change and the Challenge of Inclusive Education: The Case of England

  • Felicity Armstrong
  • Len Barton
Part of the Inclusive Education: Cross Cultural Perspectives book series (INED, volume 4)

Abstract

Looking back to England in the 1980s, it is evident that the initial hope of achieving participation by disabled children in non-segregated education announced by the 1981 Education Act, turned to disenchantment for many. It became clear that the new notions of ‘special educational needs’ and ‘integration’ ushered in by the Act and the Warnock Report (1978), rather than abolishing ‘categories of handicap’, introduced a new supercategory ‘SEN’, and ‘integration’ only concerned a limited number of children – those who could ‘fit in’ to existing structures.

Keywords

Sorting Kelly Editing Stake OECD 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Felicity Armstrong
    • 1
  • Len Barton
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LondonLondonUK

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