Fostering Inclusive Approaches for Learners with Special Needs



There is a growing awareness about the importance to provide equitable and inclusive educational opportunities for students with special needs at all educational levels from primary school to university. While significant progress has been made regarding the identification of the needs of special learners and the approaches to address in those, more work is to be done to ensure that students receive the support, accommodations, and resources to succeed. This special issue of Quality Assurance in Education seeks to explore the latest conceptual ideas, scholarly research, case examples, and best practices aimed at assuring the quality of learning for learners with special needs. This special issue will bring together original research and perspectives from a diverse range of disciplines and sectors, including education, psychology, social work, and assistive learning technology. By highlighting the most current and innovative approaches to inclusive education, this issue aims to contribute to the ongoing conversation on best practices for supporting learners with special needs and to inspire further research, collaboration, and effective teaching for all learners.

List of topic areas

  • Provide innovative research and interventions that promote effective learning for students with special needs.
  • Create a platform for interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration among educators, researchers, policymakers, administrators, and practitioners.
  • Identify best practices and evidence-based strategies to facilitate the successful inclusion of students with special needs in mainstream educational settings.
  • Exploring the role of technology in enhancing accessibility, engagement, and learning outcomes for students with special needs.
  • Examining the intersectionality of disability with other social factors (such as race, gender, neurodiversity, and socio-economic status) and its impact on educational experiences and outcomes.

Submissions Information

Submissions are made using ScholarOne Manuscripts. Registration and access are available here.

Author guidelines must be strictly followed. Authors should select (from the drop-down menu) the special issue title at the appropriate step in the submission process, i.e. in response to "Please select the issue you are submitting to".

Submitted articles must not have been previously published, nor should they be under consideration for publication anywhere else, while under review for this journal.

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Key deadlines

Opening date: 1st September, 2023

Closing date: 10th January, 2024