Title: Critical Perspectives On Inclusive Education: A

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Title: Critical Perspectives On Inclusive Education: a literature review

“Will UN Article 24 bring about the demise of Special Education? Referring to the literature on special education and inclusive education, discuss what you see as the positives and negatives of this possibility.”
Article 24 of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), contains the first legal enshrinement of the right to inclusive education for people with disabilities. The CRPD maintains children with special educational need and disabilities (SEND) have a basic human right to be educated in mainstream setting, however, this tenet does not take into account their moral right to be receive an education appropriate to their
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Therefore, the ideologies of inclusion and special education will be discussed in relation to their positive and negative impacts on children with SEND; alongside the proposed pros and cons of a move toward an inclusive system of education. This review, incorporates a discussion regarding the human rights of people with disabilities, giving consideration as to whether educating all children within the mainstream respects the moral rights of children with SEND (Hornby, 2012; Hornby, 2015; Mitchell, 2010).

Additionally, the outcomes for children educated in mainstream settings will be delineated and examined to assess whether, in practise, inclusive education is as effective as proponents maintain (Ainscow and Kaplan, 2005; Avramidis et al., 2002). Finally, the implementation of inclusive education in practise, in the context of Article 24, is explored; including teacher training, teacher attitudes and the challenges associated with resources.

Article 24

The CRPD places emphasis on the government role in terms providing inclusive education, across all levels of the education system, for all learners (CRPD, 2006). Fundamentally, in terms of disability issues, it offers a human rights dimension, replacing the medical model with the social model of
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