SOME REFLECTIONS ON INCLUSIVE EDUCATION

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It can be concluded that managing challenged children is not easy but is a definite opportunity for growth for the whole institution. The head that takes up inclusion gives him or her opportunity to display good leadership skills. Apart from this inclusive education is a human right, it is good education and it makes good social sense.

Human rights

  1. All children have the right to learn together. They must be given the opportunity to achieve and maintain an acceptable level of learning.
  2. Children should not be devalued or discriminated against by being excluded or sent away because of their disability or learning difficulty.
  3. Disabled adults describing themselves as special school survivors are demanding an end to segregation.
  4. There are no legitimate reasons to separate children for their education. Children belong together- with advantages and benefits for everyone. They do not need to be protected from each other.

Good education I

  1. Research shows children do better academically and socially in integrated settings.
  2. There is no teaching or care in a segregated school which cannot take place in an ordinary school.
  3. Given commitment and support, inclusive education is a more efficient use of educational resources.

Good social sense

  1. Segregation teaches children to be fearful ignorant and breeds prejudice.
  2. All children need an education that will help them to develop relationships and prepare them for life in the mainstream.
  3. Only inclusion has the potential to reduce fear and to build friendship, respect and understanding.

 

The characteristics of inclusion reflect good, value based, people centred management paradigms, for instance:,

Inclusive schools will be in a well balanced state of change and development. Inclusive schools will support staff in innovation, experimentation, risk taking, problem solving. Inclusive schools will adopt collaborative working practices such as: joint planning, teaching partnerships, peer coaching and critical friendships.

Published by rkdskool

I am working in the field of education for more than 15 years. I teach Math. Presently I'm Working as the vice principal in reputed School.

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