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Measuring Indicators of Inclusive Education: A Systematic Review of the Literature

Measuring Inclusive Education

ISBN: 978-1-78441-146-6, eISBN: 978-1-78441-145-9

Publication date: 25 October 2014


This chapter reviews the international literature in order to support ongoing international development work on indicators for measuring inclusive education. Building on previous work in this area, this chapter outlines 13 themes in the international literature that should be considered in the development of a set of indicators for measuring inclusive education and has produced one extra thematic area for consideration.




This research has been funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Australian Development Research Awards Scheme (ADRAS) under an award titled ‘Developing and testing indicators for the education of children with disability in the Pacific’. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the Commonwealth of Australia. The Commonwealth of Australia accepts no responsibility for any loss, damage or injury resulting from reliance on any of the information or views contained in this publication.

The assistance and advice of members of the International Inclusive Teacher Education Research Forum (IITERF) is gratefully acknowledged, along with the many members of the ADRAS research team who provided documents and advice.


Loreman, T., Forlin, C. and Sharma, U. (2014), "Measuring Indicators of Inclusive Education: A Systematic Review of the Literature", Measuring Inclusive Education (International Perspectives on Inclusive Education, Vol. 3), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 165-187.



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