This study aims to make explicit fundamental challenges, which includes children with disabilities and special educational needs in education in China, Hong Kong, and Indonesia under the current conceptions of Inclusion and Education for All (EFA). Based on extensive research and staff development work in these places, this chapter argues for uniting the aims of inclusive education and EFA in order to realize the goal of EFA in all countries. Such a transformative agenda will require a new model of looking at difficulties in learning and the concept of diversity in education. Unless a conscious effort is made to move our thinking and planning from EFA to Inclusive EFA, we will not achieve true universal education. Copyright © 2007 Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
|Title of host publication||Education for all: Global promises, national challenges|
|Editors||David P. BAKER, Alexander W. WISEMAN|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam|
|Publisher||Elsevier JAI Press|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
CitationHeung, V., & Grossman, D. (2007). Inclusive education as a strategy for achieving education for all: Perspectives from three Asian societies. In D. P. Baker & A. W. Wiseman (Eds.), Education for all: Global promises, national challenges (pp. 155-180). Amsterdam: Elsevier JAI Press.
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