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Inclusive design and schools

Porter, J. (2018) Inclusive design and schools. In: Tse, H. M., Daniels, H., Stables, A. and Cox, S. (eds.) Designing Schools for the Future of Schooling: Contemporary Visions for Education. Routledge, London.

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This chapter explores the drivers of inclusive design; the social model of disability that informed principles and values underlying inclusive design; and the legal framework that has shaped a compliance culture of policy-making.Little attention has been paid to the ways in which school design shapes and is shaped by the practices of inclusion, with the focus largely disability specific. The chapter provides a review of the empirical literature and places this alongside guidance and reaches a conclusion that inclusive design is not an optional add-on but the essence of good design.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Institute of Education > Improving Equity and Inclusion through Education
ID Code:80777
Publisher:Routledge

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