A Tribute to Joe Whittaker
Joe Whittaker, a longstanding member of GMCDP and activist for equality and inclusion for disabled people, particularly in the field of education, died in March 2023.
For more about Joe, see this post on GMCDP's website and this article by Richard Rieser in 'Inclusion Now', the magazine of the Alliance for Inclusive Education (ALLFIE), which Joe was also centrally involved in.
Joe wrote a number of articles and letters that were published in "Coalition" magazine. As a tribute to Joe, we have decided to make these publicly available now on this page.
All the 'Coalition' issues that they were originally published in will eventually be uploaded to the website, when all the rest of their contents have been digitised.
We will also be digitising many of ALLFIE's publications in the near future, so we will likely soon be able to share more of Joe's writing.
"Inclusive" Education versus "Integrated" Education (Coalition, May 2000)
Segregated Special Schools Must Close (Coalition, November 2001)
From the Siege of Beslan Emerges the New Beginnings of an Inclusive School (Coalition, November 2005)
When an Inclusive Education Policy Means More Segregated Schooling (with Navin Kikabhai) (Coalition, November 2005)
Write to Reply (Coalition, August 2006)
Letter to the Editor (Coalition, May 2007)