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Understanding Inclusion: Resource Material for Teacher Educators

Anupam Ahuja and Els Heijnen

Inclusion is one of the major challenges faced by education systems around the world. The question of how schools can include all children from the communities they serve and enable them both to participate fully and to achieve well is a pressing concern for teachers and others working with issues of equity and social justice in contemporary and future society.

Education systems and school development is, now, increasingly focused on the right to Education for All (EFA) in one national, mainstream system. In describing its vision for EFA, the Dakar World Education Forum (April 2000) stated clearly that Inclusive Education (IE) is vital if this goal ...

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