Inclusive Education: A Global Perspective

By Carla DiGiorgio

February marks Inclusive Education month in Canada and a timely new book by Carla DiGiorgio offers a much-needed overview of the legislation, policies, and challenges to inclusive practices and offers recommendations for the improvement of inclusive education across many global jurisdictions. 

Published by Island Studies Press, Inclusive Education: A Global Perspective provides a survey of international approaches and focuses not only on disability as a separate entity but recognizes that it is closely intertwined with cultural, sociological, and economic realities of daily human life. 

The book divides itself into various chapters by continents and clusters of countries to help organize and contextualize the information and provide a snapshot of how inclusion operates in these settings. By looking at the global picture of inclusion, teachers, educators, and parents will gain a fuller understanding of the capability of communities to improve their policies and practices in meaningful ways. 

Dr. Carla DiGiorgio teaches sociology and research methods at UPEI. She has been a professor and researcher for over 20 years and specializes in social systems. Her interests lie at the intersection of ability, society, and culture in educational environments. She is the author of four books, including Inclusive Education: The interaction of identity, Power and Practice and Field and Habitus in the 21st Century.

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