Imagination for Inclusion: Shared Understandings Across Diverse Contexts of Educational Practice
Tangen, Donna & Mercer, Louise (2016) Imagination for Inclusion: Shared Understandings Across Diverse Contexts of Educational Practice. In Bland, Derek (Ed.) Imagination for Inclusion: Diverse Contexts of Educational Practice. Routledge, New York, NY, pp. 159-171.
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This chapter explores inclusive education as a social imaginary; that is, a common understanding that has become a global perspective. We trace the roots of inclusive education in early movements for social justice and the development of special education and note that these two domains continue to be seen in the ongoing tensions within the practice of inclusive education. We conclude that although much has been achieved in opening up greater opportunities for all children and young people to participate in and engage with education, there is still much work to be done. Creative imagining, discursive dialogue, and courageous actions in breaking down barriers in schools and communities will strengthen the local and global social imaginary of inclusive education, thus affording even greater opportunities for all children and young people regardless of any categorisation that may have been applied to their differences.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||Imagination, Socail Imaginary, Pedagogy, Inclusion, Inclusive Education|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2016 Donna Tangen & Louise Mercer|
|Deposited On:||29 Mar 2016 23:24|
|Last Modified:||26 Sep 2016 00:17|
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