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Gilda María García Sotelo y Renata Demichelis Ávila


The model of education for children with disabilities has gradually been transformed, passing through various paradigms as a result of changing perspectives on disabilities. The segregated model in which special education was prioritised was initially dominant. After this, there was a move towards the integrative model, “admitting” pupils with disabilities into a pre-existing system, so long as they could “become normal”. Most recently, the inclusive model aims to provide education for everyone without discrimination, under equal conditions, making schools into meeting spaces for diversity, and particularly into media for empowering children and adolescents with disabilities. Justified by questions of equality and social justice, the inclusive education model is transformative and is the only model to guarantee schools for global citizenship.


Key words

Inclusive Education, Disability, Diversity, Equality, Special Education.