Inclusive Education in Northern Ireland and South Africa: A Conversation.

Jackie Lambe, Nithi Muthukrishna, Jabulani Ngcobo

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


This book chapter presents a comparative essay around the meaning of inclusion in the differing contexts of South Africa and Northern Ireland. it is presented in the form of a conversation between a three educationalists, one from the School of Education at the University of Ulster and two from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. It attempts to explore how inclusion is viewed both theoretically and in practical ways and how the concept of inclusive education has influenced both policy and legislation within both countries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComparative Education and Quality Global Learning: Engaging in Controversial Issues in South Africa and the UK
EditorsClive Harber, Jeff Serf
PublisherTide - Global Learning
ISBN (Print)IBSN 978-0-948838-39-2
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 2007


  • Comparative education
  • inclusion
  • Northern Ireland
  • South Africa


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