The Oxford Encyclopedia of Inclusive and Special Education

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Inclusive and Special Education

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Inclusive and Special Education gathers researchers and practitioners from around the globe to explore a wide range of topics at the nexus of inclusive and special schooling. Uniquely, the Encyclopedia addresses topics related to both special and inclusive education in a single collection. This approach makes the volume particularly relevant to contemporary researchers, as special and inclusive education are inextricably linked, and lessons learned in one domain have significant implications for the other. The project brings a fresh perspective insofar as it is organized around the assumption that scholars around the world can learn a great deal from colleagues who work in economically poor nations, and whose voices and experiences have often been missing from the field. All of the articles also appear online as part of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education.


Umesh Sharma, Monash University

Spencer Salend, State University of New York at New Paltz (emeritus)

Associate Editors

Amitav Mishra, Indira Gandhi National Open University

Jayanthi Narayan, University of Northampton

Maya Kalyanpur, University of San Diego

Michael Arthur-Kelly, University of Newcastle

Federico Waitoller, University of Illinois at Chicago

Laura Sokal, University of Winnipeg

Mirna Nel, North-West University (South Africa)

Richard Rose, University of Northampton 



Autism, Neurodiversity, and Inclusive Education (Sara M. Acevedo, Emily A. Nusbaum)
Creating Engaging Classrooms for All Learners (Diane Myers, Brandi Simonsen, George Sugai)
Data-based Decision Making (Mark Carter, Jennifer Stephenson, Sarah Carlon)
Diversity and Inclusion and Special Education (Chris Forlin, Dianne Chambers)
Dual Certification Programs (Linda P. Blanton, Marleen C. Pugach)
Effective Practices for Helping Students with Neurodiversity Transition to Independent Living (Ngonidzashe Mpofu, Elias M. Machina, Helen Dunbar-Krige, Elias Mpofu, Timothy Tansey)
Effective Practices for Helping Students Transition to Work (Michael Shevlin, John Kubiak, Mary-Ann O'Donovan, Marie Devitt, Barbara Ringwood, Des Aston, Conor McGuckin)
Effective Practices for Teaching Content Area Reading (Elizabeth A. Stevens, Sharon Vaughn)
Effective Practices for Teaching Self-Determination (Dalun Zhang, Yi-Fan Li, Melina Cavazos)
Effective Practices for Teaching Social Skills (Timothy J. Lewis, Courtney Jorgenson, Jessica Simpson, Trisha Guffey)
Effective Self-Management Strategies (Lisa A. Rafferty, Kristie Asaro-Saddler)
Effective Strategies for Improving Reading Comprehension (Meenakshi Gajria, Athena Lentini McAlenney)
Financing Mechanisms to Support Inclusive Practice (Serge Ebersold, Edda Óskarsdóttir, Amanda Watkins)
High Leverage Practices in Elementary Inclusive Education (Lawrence J. Maheady, Angela L. Patti)
Inclusion and Pacific Island Countries (Ann Cheryl Armstrong, Derrick Armstrong)
Inclusive and Special Education in Australia (Michael Arthur-Kelly, Phil Foreman)
Inclusive and Special Education in the Middle East (Hala Elhoweris, Efthymia Efthymiou)
Inclusive Education and the Progressive Inclusionists (Christopher Boyle, Joanna Anderson)
Inclusive Education as a Human Right (Ignacio Calderón-Almendros, Gerardo Echeita-Sarrionandia)
Inclusive Education in Central America and the Caribbean (Marta Caballeros, Jeannette Bran, Gabriela Castro)
Inclusive Societies (Zana Marie Lutfiyya, Nadine A. Bartlett)
In-Service Teacher Training for Inclusion (Chris Forlin, Kuen Fung Sin)
Labeling and Inclusive Education (Fraser Lauchlan, Christopher Boyle)
Models of School-Family Relations (Cristina Santamaría Graff, Brandon Sherman)
New Approaches to Designing and Administering Inclusive Assessments (Meagan Karvonen, Neal M. Kingston, Michael L. Wehmeyer, W. Jake Thompson)
Preparing Teaching Assistants for Including all Learners (Rob Webster, Paula Bosanquet, Peter Blatchford)
Professional Development for Inclusive Education (Dries Vansteenkiste, Estelle Swart, Piet Van Avermaet, Elke Struyf)
Response to Intervention (Evelyn S. Johnson)
School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (Steve Goodman, Heather Peshak George)
Students with Special Needs Who Are Gifted and Talented (Twice Exceptional) (Nina Yssel, Kristie Speirs Neumeister, Virginia Burney)
Teaching Learners with Vision Impairment: An Analysis of Evidence-Based Practice (Mike McLinden, Graeme Douglas, Rachel Hewett, Paul Lynch, Jane Thistlethwaite)
The Matter of ‘Evidence’ in the Inclusive Education Debate (Christopher Boyle, George Koutsouris, Anna Salla Mateu, Joanna Anderson)