Jonty Rix has worked as a teacher and writer in a wide range of educational and community settings. He has extensive publications exploring policies, practices and language associated with inclusion and special education in many countries. He seeks to capture diverse perspectives and develop models to facilitate our thinking about the form and function of education. He has a particular personal and professional interest in issues relating to learning difficulties. His research has included projects funded by the British Academy, the National Council of Special Education in Ireland and the Training and Development Agency for Schools in England. His latest book (Must Inclusion be Special? Rethinking Educational Support within a Community of Provision, Oxon, Routledge) examines the discord between special and inclusive education and why this discord can only be resolved when wider inequalities within mainstream education are confronted.