This is the homepage of the Special Interest Group "Inclusive Education"*

Chairperson: Florian Kiuppis (Lillehammer University College)
Program Chairperson: Kathy E. Johnson (St. Cloud State University)
Secretariat: Alisha Brown (Michigan State University)
Founder: Paula Hunt (UNICEF, Geneva)
* This SIG comprises about 40 people from 16 different countries.


The purpose of this "Inclusive Education" SIG is to provide CIES members with a forum in which the research of Inclusive Education, Education for All, as well as Special Needs Education take center stage.

"Inclusive Education" takes on different meanings depending upon on geographic and situational contexts. The guiding principles are those of the Salamanca Declaration (UNESCO, 1994), according to which Inclusive Education can be considered

"[a] developmental approach seeking to address the learning needs of all children, youth and adults with a specific focus on those who are vulnerable to marginalization and exclusion"

By using a broad definition of Inclusive Education, we hope to elicit the participation of scholars dealing with the heterogeneity of learners, and interested in educational issues specific to (but not limited by) children who are marginalized due to special education needs. These might include: disabilities, second language acquisition, poverty, racial and ethnic discrimination, social exclusion, etc. 



To become a member of the Inclusive Education SIG:

  1. You have to be a member of CIES*
  2. Pay your annual SIG due at the time of subscription at
    , or at the time of online conference registration.
    • Annual membership fee is $10. 



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