Special Issue "Special and Inclusive Education: Perspectives, Challenges and Prospects"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2021).
Interests: inclusive and special education; parental involvement in education; evidence-based practice; teacher education for special needs; educational psychology; bullying
Interests: special education; pedagogy and education; teaching and learning teacher training; behavior; teaching; inclusion; professional development; learning
For the past 50 years, there has been increasing consideration and debate about how to best educate learners with special educational needs and disabilities. Competing paradigms of special education and inclusive education have been developed, disseminated and discussed at length over the years. These discussions have focused the attention on effectively educating learners with different types and severities of special educational needs and disabilities, who are living in either developing and developed countries in various parts of the world.
The aim of this Special Issue of Education Sciences is to focus on the latest theory, practice and research relevant to special education and inclusive education. Articles that present new ideas, suggest future research directions or potential ways forward for educational practice are of particular interest.
Articles are sought that present differing perspectives on the issues, examine challenges to implementing effective practice, and consider future prospects for developing theories or conducting research. Of particular interest are articles that focus on the development of models of effective practice in special education or inclusive education, or combinations of the two, that are suitable for implementation in the different education systems that exist in various countries throughout the world.
Therefore, articles based on reviews of the recent and relevant literature or on novel practices are welcomed, as well as those based on research conducted using a range of methodologies, or of differing theoretical perspectives. In this way, it is intended that this Special Issue will help to enable a community of scholars, policymakers and practitioners to consider the latest thinking on this issue.
Prof. Dr. Garry Hornby
Prof. Dr. James M. Kauffman
Manuscript Submission Information
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- special educational needs
- special education
- inclusive education