ISBN 9788178299037,Inclusive Education Across Cultures : Crossing Boundaries, Sharing Ideas

Inclusive Education Across Cultures : Crossing Boundaries, Sharing Ideas


Mithu Alur


SAGE India



SAGE India

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9788178299037

ISBN-10 8178299038

Hard Back

Number of Pages 500 Pages
Language (English)


This comprehensive collection provides a global perspective on inclusive education. The existing literature delves into whether inclusive practice is about educating children with disabilities or children from diverse backgrounds. The articles in this compilation assert that it is both. Inclusive Education Across Cultures: Crossing Boundaries, Sharing Ideas brings together multiple perspectives to present a compelling case for inclusive practice in different areas of inclusive education, ranging from policy initiatives to practices on the ground level, and advocating and creating awareness. The articles present examples that are explicitly disability-focussed and at the same time present a vision of inclusion that is about societal reform. These articles provide a voice to the people living with disabilities and enable us to learn from their stories. They not only provide theoretical information, but also connect theory and practice by discussing implemented models and practical resources. This work will be a valuable resource material for all those involved in the study of education, social work and psychology. Table of Contents Foreword by SEAMUS HEGARTY Preface Introduction MITHU ALUR and VIANNE TIMMONS I: EMPOWERMENT AND POLITICAL SOCIAL ACTION: THE CHANGING CONTEXT FOR INCLUSIVE EDUCATION The Politics of Recognition and the Position of the Disability Movement LEN BARTON Meeting the Challenge of Inclusion?From Isolation to Collaboration RENU SINGH Scaling up Inclusive Education: Reflections on Theory and the Practice of the National Resource Centre for Inclusion?India MICHAEL BACH Inclusive Education: Considerations for Policy and Systems Development CAMERON CRAWFORD Rethinking Inclusive Education: Action Points for Communities SUDESH MUKHOPADYAY Empowerment and Political Action: The Policy Process MITHU ALUR Travelling with our Eyes Open: Models, Mantras and Analysis in New Times ROGER SLEE Key Elements for Successful Inclusive Practice: Policy Change on a Macro Sustainable Level MITHU ALUR Keeping the Future Alive: Maintaining Inclusive Values in Education and Society TONY BOOTH II: TOOLS FOR CHANGE Early Intervention and Inclusive Education MITHU ALUR and MARCIA RIOUX Early Intervention and Action Research URVASHI SHAH and ANURADHA SOVANI Action Research for Creating Inclusive Education FELICITY ARMSTRONG, MICHELE MOORE, ORLANE RUSSELL AND EDINA SCHIMANSKI Inclusion in the Real World: Practitioners Making Sense of Inclusive Education in Indian Classrooms NIDHI SINGAL Inclusion and Education SHEILA WIRZ and SHARMILA DONDE Inclusion in Post-secondary Education VIANNE TIMMONS III: COUNTRY PROFILES Inclusionary Practices in Canada BEVERLY GERG and VIANNE TIMMONS Russia DENISE ROZA Brazil: Binding Theoretical to the Practical MONICA PEREIRA DOS SANTOS and KATIA REGINA XAVIER DA SILVA Models of Inclusion: Bangladesh Experience SHIRIN Z MUNIR and SULTANA S ZAMAN Models of Inclusion: Germany ANDREAS HINZ Inclusion Education: The South African Experience NIKKI NAYLOR IV: TOWARDS SELF-ADVOCACY Cultural Variations on the Construct of Self-Advocacy in the Indian Context MAYA KALYANPUR Families?The Cornerstone of Society: Building a Global Family Movement ZUHY SAYEED Parents of Students Included in Mainstream Schools : A Narrative Exploration VARSHA HOOJA Inclusion, Empowerment and the Vital Role of Disabled People and their Thinking RICHARD RIESER Behind the Scenes Disability Advocacy RAYMOND LANG and ALANA OFFICER Society Creates a Norm and the Norm Excludes Disabled People MALINI CHIB V: PRACTICAL RESOURCES Inclusive Education for Children with Disability: Culturally Appropriate Policy and Practice (CAPP I, II, III) VIANNE TIMMONS and MITHU Alur Presenting an Inclusive Tool: Understanding Diversity USHA RAMAKRISHNAN and S ANANDALAKSHMY Conclusion MITHU ALUR and VIANNE TIMMONS Index