Comparing Special Education is an exceptionally well-researched and carefully documented tome that should interest both general and regular educators as well as other educational constituencies. The book’s content spans the origins and history of labeling and comparative (special) education services on a global scale. Although centered on the nature of special education, the authors insist that special education is interconnected in that it is always embedded in general public education practices and societal circumstances. Hence, special education cannot be understood without taking into account the total geographical and historical contexts. The authors’ focus is broad. It is also inclusive in its reliance on the analytical tools and theories of such disciplines as philosophy, sociology, and political science.
"Comparing Special Education: Origins to Contemporary Paradoxes by John G. Richardson and Justin J.W. Powell,"
Journal of Educational Controversy: Vol. 6
, Article 29.
Available at: http://cedar.wwu.edu/jec/vol6/iss1/29