What is the future for inclusive education in England?

12 July 2017, 12.30 PM - 12 July 2017, 1.30 PM

Brahm Norwich, Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter

Room 1.21, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, BS8 1JA

This event is part of the Graduate School of Education's 'Bristol Conversations in Education' seminar series. 

What is the future for inclusive education in England?

This seminar will address this question by setting the scene in the context of recent policies and practices going back to the 1981 Education legislation and the introduction of the term ‘special educational needs’. Brahm Norwich will consider the usefulness of the category of SEN and some of the legal protections afforded by legislation to parents and children the Statements and the new EHC Plans. The growth of the inclusion movement will be set within national policies of raising school standards. He will suggest that the future of inclusive education depends on what people want from and mean by inclusion. Trends in special school placements will be summarized and the value issues framed in terms of the relationship between education and social inclusion values. A version of the capability approach will be proposed as providing a way of thinking about resolving the tensions between different values related to education and inclusion. Brahm will conclude with the idea of an educational settlement that can command cross-political agreement within which inclusive educational policies can be developed and implemented.

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