Leadership for Inclusive Education

Volume 18 of the series Studies in Inclusive Education pp 19-33

Special Education within the Context of an Inclusive School

  • Alison EkinsAffiliated withCanterbury Christ Church University

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Discussions about special educational needs (SEN) are complex, with definitions and understandings of SEN in international, as well as local, contexts varying widely from a focus on ‘disability’, or ‘handicap’ to a broader understanding of SEN linked to a wide range of cognitive, behavioural or physical needs and difficulties.