A recipe for successful inclusive education: three key ingredients revealed


  • Gordon Porter Instituto de Educação, Universidade de Lisboa




Inclusion, School improvement, Peers, Education.


Inclusive education has been the subject of discussion among policy makers, educators and parents for more than 30 years. In this article a definition of inclusive education is suggested and the development of inclusion as a critical concept is described. The continuing gap between theory and practice is connected to the need for further action to make inclusive schooling a reality. Three key ingredients of a recipe to advance inclusive education are revealed: the commitment and capacity of teachers and parents; the linkage between implementing inclusive education strategies and school improvement; and finally, the power of peer relationships in inclusive classrooms.

Biografia Autor

Gordon Porter, Instituto de Educação, Universidade de Lisboa

Professor Associado do Instituto de Educação da Universidade de Lisboa. Áreas de investigação: Didáctica das ciências; Conhecimento e desenvolvimento profissional de professores; A discussão de questões sociocientíficas na educação em ciências; Integração das TIC na educação em ciências.