Inaugural Lecture by Professor Roger Slee, University of South Australia School of Education.
'Many will recognise that I have tampered with Frank Zappa's famous declaration of his disdain for jazz during a live recording at The Roxy. In this inaugural lecture I propose to review my work on social exclusion and inclusive education since establishing the International Journal of Inclusive Education over twenty years ago.
In particular I will call upon the growing field of disability studies in education as a means for probing the troubled architecture of inclusive education. My organising question will be: How might formal education construct productive educational experiences and social futures for the surplus populations (Bauman, 2004) it has created?'
Professor Slee's book of the same name posits inclusive education as a cornerstone of democracy, social equality and effective education.