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Developing a Critical Sociology of Special and Inclusive Education: The Contribution of Sally Tomlinson

Foundations of Inclusive Education Research

ISBN: 978-1-78560-417-1, eISBN: 978-1-78560-416-4

ISSN: 1479-3636

Publication date: 26 November 2015

Abstract

This chapter discusses the contribution of Sally Tomlinson’s Sociology of Special Education (1998, 2012). Following a brief biographical overview of Sally Tomlinson, the chapter provides an account of the way in which Tomlinson’s work has contributed to demystifying the social reality surrounding special and inclusive education. This is followed by a consideration of some of the outstanding issues and dilemmas connected with Tomlinson’s work. The chapter concludes by looking to the next decade and beyond and the way in which sociology may contribute to understandings of the field of special and inclusive education.

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Riddell, S. (2015), "Developing a Critical Sociology of Special and Inclusive Education: The Contribution of Sally Tomlinson", Foundations of Inclusive Education Research (International Perspectives on Inclusive Education, Vol. 6), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 23-35. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1479-363620150000006001

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