Achieving Inclusive Education in the Caribbean and Beyond: From Philosophy to Praxis is an edited volume which seeks to offer an international perspective of the issues, some philosophical, conceptual and others that relate to praxis that impinges on achieving education for all students. This work is grounded in the larger discourse on equity in education that seeks to examine inclusion from a multicultural perspective and what it will take to achieve education for all students across spaces that are geopolitically, culturally and ethnically diverse.  The key question posed by this work is: Are there areas of confluence in the discourse that can inform inclusion in practice for diverse learners in diverse settings?

The book has three sections that focus on the nexus between ideas, concepts and the practice of inclusive education from the perspectives of scholars from the Caribbean, The Diaspora and international settings. Section one of the book invites chapters that examine the philosophical debates in inclusion. How these ideas inform perspectives on education, diversity and access in the Caribbean and other international contexts will be interrogated. Section two explores conceptual understandings of inclusion and inclusive education in the Caribbean and beyond. The last section of the book focuses on praxis and relates specifically to how inclusion is practiced in the Caribbean and other international contexts.

We invite submissions on the following areas

  1. Theoretical and Epistemological debates on achieving inclusive education in developed and developing countries
  2. Diverse and Multicultural perspectives of inclusion and inclusive education
  3. Valuing Teacher Voices and Perspectives
  4. Accommodation, Adaptation and Support
  5. Assessment and Evaluation in Inclusive Settings
  6. Teacher Education and Training for Inclusion
  7. Achieving Equity in Education through engaging Pupils’ Perspective
  8. Education Leadership for Diverse Settings
  9. Critical Pedagogy for inclusion
  10. Legislation and Policy
  11. Equitable education for At-Risk groups
  12. Parents and community perspectives on inclusive education.
  13. Quantitative research methods and design in addressing and investigating issues in inclusive education.

Estimated Time Lines

Abstract Submission June 15th, 2017

Draft of Completed Manuscript November 30th, 2017 Final Submission of Manuscript January 19th, 2018

Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts should be a concise summary of the manuscript of 200-250 words that addresses the purpose, methods/concept, scope, key results, arguments conclusions, and recommendations. This would comprise one or more well-developed paragraphs that summarizes the manuscript but adds no new information. Abstracts are due June 15th, 2017.

Manuscript length

Manuscripts should be 25‐35 pages [US letter] in length and should not exceed 7,500 words, excluding references and submitted in Times New Roman 12, double spaced. All manuscripts should conform to American Psychological Association Style (APA) including any tables, figures, and Artwork. We also ask that authors have their final chapters professionally proof‐read to avoid delays in the publishing process. A list of approved proof readers and services will be available from the Editors upon request.

This book will be published by Springer and is estimated to be completed by July 2018.

Please contact the Editors if you have queries about this publication.

Dr. Stacey Natasha Jillian Blackman

The University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus University Drive, St. Michael, P.O. Box 64, BB11000<>

Professor Dennis. A. Conrad

State University of New York Potsdam,  School of Ed and Professional Studies, 204 Satterlee Hall, Potsdam, NY 13676, USA<>

Professor Launcelot Brown

Duquesne University, School of Education, 401B Canevin Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15282, USA<>