The Education for All and inclusive education debate: conflict, contradiction or opportunity?

  title={The Education for All and inclusive education debate: conflict, contradiction or opportunity?},
  author={Susie Miles and Nidhi Singal},
  journal={International Journal of Inclusive Education},
  pages={1 - 15}
  • S. Miles, N. Singal
  • Published 1 February 2010
  • Education
  • International Journal of Inclusive Education
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