There is “no excuse” for segregated education on the basis of disability, says Professor Sue Buckley when she addressed the World Down Syndrome Congress, held in Glasgow, Scotland, in July 2018.
“After nearly two decades of inclusion, we know that ensuring students with disabilities have access to the same educational environments as their peers has resulted in significantly improved outcomes. Twenty years later, progress to fully include all students has stalled, says Sarah Barnes in a guest post on Education Week.com. Education Week is an independent news organization that covers American education system up to grade 12.
A new school year begins for many students and educators this week. The team at Together We Rock! sends our best wishes for a time of learning, leadership and new adventures. Thank you for your efforts to create accessible and inclusive school communities where everyone belongs – Inclusive Education Rocks!
Inclusive education values diversity and the unique contributions each student brings to the classroom. In a truly inclusive setting, every child feels safe and has a sense of belonging. Students and their parents participate in setting learning goals; school staff has the training, support, flexibility, and resources to nurture, encourage, and respond to the needs of all students.
Inclusion Lab by Paul H. Brookes Publishing shared these ten infographics full of ways for educators to welcome, reach, and include all learners. This handy roundup of their best tip sheets contains great tips on helping young learners see diversity as a strength. In colourful infographic format, they’re ready to pin, print, share, and tweet. Here’s a sample
Nicole Eredics educator, speaker, and consultant is a recognized advocate for inclusive education. Nicole’s successful blog, The Inclusive Class , disseminates information about inclusion through podcasts and printed resources. Nicole has authored a book titled “Inclusion in Action: Practical Strategies to Modify your Curriculum” to be released by Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. in the Spring 2018. Nicole will be holding a one hour webinar on her book on Tuesday March 27, 2018 at 3:00pm ET on edWeb.net.
Inclusion in Action: Practical Strategies to Modify Your Curriculum is a soon to be released book by Nicole Eredics from Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co. Nicole Eredics is a teacher, speaker, and consultant who is a recognized advocate for inclusive education. Nicole’s highly successful blog, The Inclusive Clas is a well-respected resource for educators dedicated to the full inclusion of students with disabilities in school communities.
The Canadian Research Centre on Inclusive Education, based at Western University, encourages collaborative investigation of inclusive practices and relevant theories. Its web page on understanding inclusive education answers many questions that people may have about classroom inclusion and explores the complexities of inclusion's history, challenges, and potential.