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Introductory Chapter: Disability Within Contemporary Inclusion Dynamics: A Global Point of View

  • Vassilios ArgyropoulosEmail author
  • Santoshi Halder
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Abstract

This chapter focuses on individuals with disabilities and special educational needs and highlights issues regarding inclusive practices and types of accessibility under the scope of differentiation, assistive technology, action research, and principles of design for all. Although many steps have been made toward this direction, there are inter- and intracountry differences regarding the kind and the systematic character of accessibility provisions, facilitations, and educational programs in formal and non-formal educational settings. The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of issues in hands-on inclusion, combining theory and practice. It draws together current information about the nature and contemporary educational needs of individuals with disabilities and details regarding best practices in their education from a global point of view.

Keywords

Disability Inclusion Flexible curriculum Child-centered environment Contemporary learning environments Universal design Differentiation Mainstream And special educational settings 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Special EducationUniversity of ThessalyVolosGreece
  2. 2.Department of EducationUniversity of CalcuttaKolkataIndia

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