Who’s In? Who’s Out?

What to Do about Inclusive Education


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Who’s in? Who’s out? Who decides? What are we going to do about inclusive education? What kind of world do we want our children to live in? How might education help us to achieve that vision for our children?

In Who’s In? Who’s Out? What to Do about Inclusive Education, a group of respected international scholars come together to think about education at a momentous time in global history, where the world has fractured, people are displaced and we search for new research, education programmes and political leadership to restore social cohesion and rebuild school systems that may claim to be an apprenticeship in democracy.

This book highlights the challenges inclusive education researchers take on in working to dismantle barriers involving access, presence, participation and success in education.

Contributors include: Elga Andriana, Michael Apple, Ann Cheryl Armstrong, Marnie Best, Roseanna Bourke, Jenni Carter, Kathy Cologon, Tim Corcoran, Deborah Crossing, Simona D’Alessio, Rosemary Ann du Plessis, David Evans, Lani Florian, Cameron Forrest, Christine Grima-Farrell, Bjørn F. Hamre, Leechin Heng, Amitya Kumara, Bindi MacGill, Laisiasa Merumeru, John Munro, Patricia O’Brien, John O’Neill, Sulochini Pather, Deborah Price, Merelesita Qeleni, Kathleen Quinlivan, Puti Ayu Setiani, Peta Skujins, Roger Slee, John Stanwick, and Peter Walker.

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Marnie Best, Ph.D. (2013), University of South Australia, is a Lecturer in the School of Education. She has published a number of chapters and articles in the fields of inclusive education, alternative education and inclusive design.
Tim Corcoran, Ph.D. (2008), Deakin University, is Senior Lecturer in the School of Education. He has published widely in the areas of educational psychology and inclusive education. His most recent co-edited books include Joint Action: Essays in honour of John Shotter (Routledge, 2016) and Critical Educational Psychology (Wiley, 2017).
Roger Slee holds the Crossing the Horizon Chair in Education at the University of South Australia. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Disability Studies in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at The University of Leeds. He is the Founding Editor of The International Journal of Inclusive Education (Taylor & Francis) and The Journal of Disability Studies in Education (Brill). He formerly held the Chair of Inclusive Education at The Institute of Education – UCL and was Deputy Director-General of the Queensland Ministry of Education.
Notes on Contributors

1. Who’s In? Who’s Out?
Marnie Best, Tim Corcoran and Roger Slee
2. Reflections on TIES: Why TIES 2017 Made a Difference
Michael W. Apple
3. Reflections on TIES: An Oasis to Engage
Lani Florian
4. Reflections on TIES: A Passion about Inclusion
Patricia O’Brien
5. Reflections on TIES: Eating an Elephant
Peter Walker
6. Inclusive Education in Italy and in Australia: Embracing Radical Epistemological Stances to Develop Inclusive Policies and Practices
Simona D’Alessio, Christine Grima-Farrell and Kathy Cologon
7. Inclusion and the Management of Diversity in the Danish Welfare State
Bjørn F. Hamre
8. ‘Working the Space’ towards the Vision of Inclusion from One Initial Teacher (ITE) Education Programme in Aotearoa, New Zealand
Leechin Heng, Kathleen Quinlivan and Rosemary Ann du Plessis
9. Fearless and Informal Learning: Challenging Inclusion
Roseanna Bourke and John O’neill
10. UDL to Support Learning in Gunung Kidul
David Evans, Elga Andriana, Puti Ayu Setiani and Amitya Kumara
11. Reconceptualising Support for Inclusive Education within the Pacific (A Sea of Islands): Exploring the Vaka
Ann Cheryl Armstrong, Merelesita Qeleni and Laisiasa Merumeru
12. Dilemmas in the Field – Doing Inclusive Education Elsewhere
Sulochini Pather and Roger Slee
13. Predictors and Consequences of Being Persistently Not in Employment Education or Training (NEET): Evidence from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth
Cameron Forrest, Peta Skujins and John Stanwick
14. Youthworx South Australia: Re-Engaging Youth in Learning and Employment through the Creative Art of Film-Making
Bindi MacGill, Jenni Carter and Deborah Price
15. Effective Inclusive Teaching Needs Synergistic Knowing and Learning
John Munro
16. Principles of Inclusion for Children and Students with Disability in Education and Care
Ministerial Advisory Committee: Children and Students with Disability (MAC: CSWD)
All interested in inclusive education, and anyone concerned with discussion and debate about educational and social exclusion.
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