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Inclusion, Equity and Access for Individuals with Disabilities

Insights from Educators across World

  • Santoshi Halder
  • Vassilios Argyropoulos
  • Provides valuable new research on disability inclusion, equity and access

  • International in scope with leading global researchers presenting engaging studies from countries such as the USA, U.K, India, Australia, Greece, Singapore, Azerbaijan, South Africa, Lebanon, Nepal, Ukraine, Croatia, Romania, Spain, Japan, Hungary and Sierra Leonne

  • Presents cross-cultural perspectives within and across a variety of countries provoking symptomatic and critical analysis of each region and issue

  • Provides mixed methods research that will help all readers (whether scholars, teachers, parents or community members) develop a deeper awareness of the importance of infusing inclusive attitudes


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lxxii
  2. Inclusion and Disability: Social Realms and Conceptual Underpinnings Across the World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Boon Siong Tan, Erin Wilson, Robert Campain, Kevin Murfitt, Nick Hagiliassis
      Pages 41-65
    3. Galyna Korniyenko, Inna Kovalyshena, Dmytro Schebetyuk
      Pages 89-107
    4. Vassilios Argyropoulos, Vassilios Papadimitriou
      Pages 243-262
    5. Maximus Monaheng Sefotho, Refilwe Elizabeth Morwane, Juan Bornman
      Pages 281-296
    6. Kate L. Anderson, Susan Balandin
      Pages 297-316
  3. Identifying Enablers, Barriers and Challenges in Inclusive Education

About this book


This book offers a global and social examination of how disabilities are played out and experienced around the world. It provides multiple perspectives and insights on the area of inclusion and brings together various inclusive practices in action. The book documents perspectives from educational researchers and teacher educators through first-hand experience using cutting-edge research and conceptual understandings, thought processes, and reflections.

The book brings together various methodologies to expose scientific truths in the area of disability and inclusion. Chapter authors utilize a self-reflective stance, representing state of the art theory and practice for exploring notions of disability. Authors examine cultural relational practices, common values and beliefs, and shared experiences for the purpose of helping cultural members and cultural strangers better understand interdependent factors.  Each chapter is an attempt to unravel a thought provoking, comprehensive, and thorough understanding of the challenges and abilities of individuals with disabilities shaped by their own culture, society and country, re-engaging the promise of scientific research as a generative form of inquiry. 

The book is designed to be of use to a wide range of professionals; researchers, practitioners, advocates, special educators and parents providing information and or discussions on educational needs, health care provisions, and social services irrespective of country and culture.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Santoshi Halder
    • 1
  • Vassilios Argyropoulos
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EducationUniversity of Calcutta, Alipore CampusKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Department of Special EducationUniversity Of ThessalyVolosGreece

About the editors

Dr. Santoshi Halder is Associate Professor at Department of Education, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India.

Dr. Vassilis Argyropoulos is Associate Professor at Department of Special Education, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Inclusion, Equity and Access for Individuals with Disabilities
  • Book Subtitle Insights from Educators across World
  • Editors Santoshi Halder
    Vassilios Argyropoulos
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-13-5961-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-5962-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages LXXII, 671
  • Number of Illustrations 14 b/w illustrations, 63 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Disability Studies
    Regional and Cultural Studies
    Education, general
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