Education for Inclusion

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Education for Inclusion

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Latest Activity: Nov 11, 2017

The objective of this group is to potentiate the efforts of ensuring a quality education for all students in the region of the Americas, including those children and youth that are in vulnerable situations, that belong to marginalized groups or that have different capabilities.

Through this virtual forum, we hope to exchange experiences and information for inclusive education, that will consider principles of equity and the fundamental rights of children, without any discrimination to participate actively in learning-processes.  

We invite you to discover the resources that are available in this topic and review the virtual webinars that addressed this issues that are located in the top right corner. We would like to hear your experiences and opinions.

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Comment by ITEN on November 1, 2017 at 1:26pm

Are there any current teaching practices that you are implementing in your classroom at the moment that you are finding helpful?

Please share!

Comment by Timothy P. Kowalski on October 4, 2016 at 2:37pm

Quite often individuals with Asperger syndrome do things that invariably irritate others. Those in the position of authority, such as parents and teachers, make judgments based on what they see. It is my opinion that many times this leads to mistaken presumptions and problems result. Always ask "What were you trying to do?" before jumping to conclusions. For example a teacher said "Joey" was hitting another girl yesterday and got upset with him when he responded "No I wasn't." This created a back and forth Yes-No interchange. I informed the teacher that it really was a definition problem and asked the child if he had made body contact in any way. He responded that he did. "What were you trying to do?" "I was playing tag." This demonstrates an all too often problem. Our perception of the situation is incorrect. Add to this mix the problem of a hyper-literal mind ("hit" means "to cause bodily harm." I wasn't hitting.) and deficient Theory of Mind (I know why she made that comment and what she was thinking. I need to get her to understand what I was doing.) Can you see why these interactions usually end up in arguments?

Comment by ITEN on January 9, 2013 at 5:16pm

Every month starting in December of 2012, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will present a different topic associated with the high school dropout crisis – a potential barrier to graduating – and we’ll ask you for your help to break it down!  

You can send your ideas in writing or send us a link to a video proposal.

Each contest winner will receive a new iPad Mini !!!

This month, for the first contest, the IDB ask:

WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO MAKE EDUCATION MORE INCLUSIVE AND ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE?

To participe, click here

Comment by ITEN on December 20, 2012 at 5:28pm


How kids outsmart learning disabilities?

Find out in this articles by the Globe and Mail:

To access the article, please click HERE

Comment by ITEN on December 7, 2012 at 5:10pm

 

UNESCO Publication

From Access to Equality

To access the publication, please click here.

Comment by ITEN on December 3, 2012 at 10:45am

 

UNICEF Position Paper

The Right of Children with Disabilities to Education: A Rights-Based Approach to Inclusive Education

To access the publication, please click here.

 
 
 

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