Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity (CREID)

Special Education and Policy Change: A Study of Six Jurisdictions

This network investigates the changing nature of special education in six jurisdictions, interrogating the relationship between policy rhetoric, statistical evidence and practice on the ground. This extends and critiques the work of bodies such as the OECD and the EADSNE which publish national statistics provided by member states, but do not necessarily have the resources or mandate to interrogate the statistics and their underpinning discourses. The participating jurisdictions will be treated as critical cases, with a focus on their distinctive characteristics.


Start date 1st March 2012
End date 30th September 2014

Project team

University of Edinburgh, UK

Chapman University, USA

Queensland University of Technology, Australia

University of Gothenburg, Sweden

University of Groningen, The Netherlands

University of Victoria, Australia

Relevant documents

Research outputs

International Journal of Inclusive Education - "After Exclusion - What?"

Discourse - Special education and globalisation: Continuities and contrasts across the developed and developing world

Special Education and Globalisation: Continuities and contrasts across the developed and developing world

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