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  • specialeducationpk 5:03 pm on May 21, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Inclusion (education) 

    Inclusion in education is an approach to educating students with special educational needs. Under the inclusion model, students with special needs spend most or all of their time with non-disabled students. Implementation of these practices varies. Schools most frequently use them for selected students with mild to severe special needs.[1]
    Inclusive education differs from previously held notions of ‘integration’ and ‘mainstreaming’, which tended to be concerned principally with disability and ‘special educational needs’ and implied learners changing or becoming ‘ready for’ or deserving of accommodation by the mainstream. By contrast, inclusion is about the child’s right to participate and the school’s duty to accept the child. Inclusion rejects the use of special schools or classrooms to separate students with disabilities from students without disabilities. A premium is placed upon full participation by students with disabilities and upon respect for their social, civil, and educational rights. Inclusion gives students with disabilities skill they can use in and out of the classroom,“Students learn the importance of individual and group contributions and develop valuable life skills that are often unexplored in less inclusive settings” (Tapasak 216). Tapasak, Renee and Christine Walther-Thomas. “Evaluation of a First-Year Inclusion Program: Student Perceptions and Classroom Performance.” Remedial and Special Education 20 (1999): 216-225. Print.

    Fully inclusive schools, which are rare, no longer distinguish between “general education” and “special education” programs; instead, the school is restructured so that all students learn together. More info here

  • specialeducationpk 7:49 pm on May 14, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    mLearning: a powerful tool for growth in developing countries 

    The mobile device has revolutionized how we communicate. Long term, the biggest impact may well be the benefits to healthcare, banking and education. Peter Gabriel and Rajeev Singh-Molares discuss the potential that mobile devices bring to education in emerging and developing countries.

  • specialeducationpk 3:27 pm on May 7, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    The Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education (CSIE) UK 

    The Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education (CSIE) is an independent centre, set up in 1982, actively supporting inclusive education as a human right of every child. CSIE is being sustained by small grants and donations, as well as additional income from the sale of publications and services. Our work is driven by a commitment to overcome barriers to learning and participation for all children and young people. Our activities include lobbying and campaigning, research, training, consultancy and dissemination of information. For more information click here

  • specialeducationpk 5:23 pm on May 5, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    1. Introduction to Human Behavioral Biology 

    Stanford professor Robert Sapolsky gave the opening lecture of the course entitled Human Behavioral Biology and explains the basic premise of the course and how he aims to avoid categorical thinking.



  • specialeducationpk 5:50 am on May 4, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    A Good Group on facebook on Special Education 

    Check out 2 great resources regarding special education



  • specialeducationpk 4:25 pm on May 2, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    National approaches of Special Education 

    1. Australia

    2. Asia

    3. Africa

    4. Amercia

    5. Europe

  • specialeducationpk 12:45 pm on May 1, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    OCAD University (inclusive design research centre ) 

    The IDRC is a research and development centre at OCAD University where an international community of open source developers, designers, researchers, advocates, and volunteers work together to ensure that emerging information technology and practices are designed inclusively. Learn more about the IDRC.

  • specialeducationpk 8:13 pm on April 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: definition of special education, Special education, special needs   

    Special education is the education of students with special needs in a way that addresses the students’ individual differences and needs. Ideally, this process involves the individually planned and systematically monitored arrangement of teaching procedures, adapted equipment and materials, accessible settings, and other interventions designed to help learners with special needs achieve a higher level of personal self-sufficiency and success in school and community than would be available if the student were only given access to a typical classroom education.

    Common special needs include challenges with learning, communication challenges, emotional and behavioral disorders, physical disabilities, and developmental disorders.[1] Students with these kinds of special needs are likely to benefit from additional educational services such as different approaches to teaching, use of technology, a specifically adapted teaching area, or resource room.

    Intellectual giftedness is a difference in learning and can also benefit from specialized teaching techniques or different educational programs, but the term “special education” is generally used to specifically indicate instruction of students whose special needs reduce their ability to learn independently or in an ordinary classroom, and gifted education is handled separately.

    In most developed countries, educators are modifying teaching methods and environments so that the maximum number of students are served in general education environments. Special education in developed countries is often regarded less as a “place” and more as “a range of services, available in every school.”[2][3][4][5][6] Integration can reduce social stigmas and improve academic achievement for many students.[7]

    The opposite of special education is general education. General education is the standard curriculum presented with standard teaching methods and without additional supports.

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