Different Spaces, Different Places: An Analysis of the Inclusive Reform for Students With Disabilities in the United States and Germany
Inclusive schooling for students with disabilities has been evolving for more than 25 years in the United States. Continental Europe was more tardy in embracing inclusive ideals. In the specific case of Germany, progress is gradual: a segregated system persists and the inclusive agenda faces severe challenges. This paper interrogates and compares the status, progress, limitations, and challenges to inclusive schooling in Germany and the United States. We conclude that the inclusive agendas in each nation are developing with different intensities and different goals. The American enterprise is undergoing rapid ideological and pragmatic changes; Germany seems unready to shift course. These different paths are influenced by the cultural and educational systems, but also by challenges inherent in the precepts of the inclusive movement itself.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2010-01-01
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