Special Issue "Global Special and Inclusive Education: Current Issues and Ways Forward"

A special issue of Education Sciences (ISSN 2227-7102). This special issue belongs to the section "Special and Inclusive Education".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2023 | Viewed by 88

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Garry Hornby
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Guest Editor
Institute of Education, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA, UK
Interests: special education and inclusive education
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Prof. Dr. James Kauffman
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Guest Editor
Department of Special Education, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA
Interests: special education for emotional and behavioral disorders; history of special education; special education policy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

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 attention on the most effective education for learners with different types and severities of special educational needs and disabilities who live in countries at various phases of development and 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 the practice of special or inclusive education are of particular interest.  

Articles presenting differing perspectives on the issues, examining challenges to effective practice, or considering prospects for developing theories or conducting research are welcome. Of particular interest are articles that focus on the development of models of effective practice in special education, inclusive education, or combinations of the two and that are suitable for implementation in the education systems of various countries throughout the world. 

Articles reviewing the recent, relevant literature on novel practices are welcome, 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 the community of scholars, policymakers, and practitioners to consider the latest thinking on these issues. 

Prof. Dr. Garry Hornby
Prof. Dr. James Kauffman
Guest Editors

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  • special education
  • inclusive education
  • disability
  • special educational needs

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