Reflections on inclusion: how far have we come since Warnock and Salamanca?


Conner, Lara 2016. Reflections on inclusion: how far have we come since Warnock and Salamanca? Research in Teacher Education. 6 (1), pp. 18-23.
AuthorsConner, Lara

In England, inclusion has once again become a much discussed topic following the publication of the 2015 Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Code of Practice. There have been successes and improvements in inclusion since the Warnock Committee first published its findings on special educational needs in 1978, but many argue that these improvements are not enough. When the state of inclusion today is compared to the ideals advocated by both the Warnock Report and the Salamanca Statement it is clear that the education system has fallen short of the expectations outlined in these documents. There have been efforts to reduce the level of segregation between special schools and mainstream schools such as the establishment of resourced provisions, but these settings often have their own difficulties when considering inclusion.

JournalResearch in Teacher Education
Research in Teacher Education
Journal citation6 (1), pp. 18-23
PublisherUniversity of East London, Cass School of Education and Communities
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.15123/PUB.5096
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PrintMay 2016
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Deposited05 Jul 2016
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