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 Roger Slee
Roger was appointed as a Vice-Chancellor's 100 Professors initiative at the University of South Australia.He is also the Founding Editor of the International Journal of Inclusive Education published by Taylor and Francis.Roger's most recent book was The Irregular School. Exclusion, Schooling and Inclusive Education. Published by Routledge.
Roger was formerly Deputy Director-General of Education Queensland. He has been adviser to governments and led consulting and development projects in Australia, England, Canada, New Zealand, India, Iraq, Kosovo, the Republic of Montenegro, Ethiopia, Singapore and Greece.