Difference as part of the human condition

The following texts explore some of the tensions and dilemmas that can occur in schools as teachers aim to respond to the diversity of learners in their classes in ways that support the learning of all, without  marginalising or stigmatising some because of their identified special needs or disabilities.

Inclusive education is a complex concept, used differently by different people in different contexts. The following texts provide an overview of the main theoretical influences on thinking about inclusive education:

For principled accounts of developing inclusion in primary and secondary classrooms and schools, see:

An insightful practical account of developing practices to promote equal opportunities in primary school classrooms is:

The Centre for Inclusive Education has a campaigning research and practitioner focused web site:

The following texts offer further insights into different ways in which practices associated with inclusive education can be developed: