Inclusive Education? This Must Signify ‘New Times’ in Educational Research


Roger Slee Faculty of Education, University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Perth, Western Australia 6009, Australia


This paper argues that much of the growing body of research (on special educational needs) that claims to address inclusion for disabled students is not new, but rather a re-articulation of old ideas which fail to do sufficient justice to the demands of the ‘new times’ The paper concludes with an outline of a research agenda that is more comprehensive in scope and more finely tuned into the politics of ‘identity’