This paper approaches inclusive education as one of the means towards social justice and social inclusion. Based on this approach, the paper, drawn from an ongoing participatory action research project on developing an index for inclusion in Tanzania, attempts to situate inclusive education within the ongoing debate of social justice. The literature review and emerging findings of the project suggest that there has been considerable progress towards including all: however the march towards inclusive, just and quality education remains some distance away.
This paper was first presented at the 10th UKFIET International Conference, University of Oxford,15-17 September 2009. ISBN: 978-1-906675-18-9, 19 pp.