The provenance and growth of the use of the term inclusion is difficult to locate. In the UK, the term is frequently cited in government policy -making, regardless of the difficulties of establishing specific meaning. So, for example, in a number of policy documents inclusion appears to be cited as an opposition to exclusion , particularly in an educational context (e.g., in DfES, 2001), while in a global context inclusion is typically aligned to issues of equality and human rights (e.g., see the work of the Centre for Studies in Inclusive Education: www.csie.org.uk).