Approaches to Educational and Social Inclusion

International perspectives on theory, policy and key challenges

Author: Gajendra K. Verma

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 222

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In this insightful text, the editors reflect on contributions from scholars representing Bangladesh, Greece, India, Israel, New Zealand, Switzerland, UK and USA, by showing how the majority of educational and social institutions in both developed and developing countries have failed to overcome the many barriers to an effective integrated system of education, suggesting ways as to how these barriers might be challenged. By looking closely at the overt and covert injuries of educational and social exclusion, a variety of approaches to overcoming the consequences of those challenges is proposed, drawing together strands of social theory, research data and conceptualisations for social action.

Approaches to Educational and Social Inclusion

International perspectives on theory, policy and key challenges

Author: Gajendra K. Verma

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 222

View: 618

In this insightful text, the editors reflect on contributions from scholars representing Bangladesh, Greece, India, Israel, New Zealand, Switzerland, UK and USA, by showing how the majority of educational and social institutions in both developed and developing countries have failed to overcome the many barriers to an effective integrated system of education, suggesting ways as to how these barriers might be challenged. By looking closely at the overt and covert injuries of educational and social exclusion, a variety of approaches to overcoming the consequences of those challenges is proposed, drawing together strands of social theory, research data and conceptualisations for social action.

Approaches to Inclusion. Institutional and Professional Requirements for Its Implementation in the EFL Classroom

Author: Anonym

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 24

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Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject Pedagogy - Common Didactics, Educational Objectives, Methods, grade: 1,3, University of Frankfurt (Main), language: English, abstract: When it comes to the topic inclusion, it is very hard to keep it simple, as the term itself carries a wide complexity and paradoxical elements. It opens up a broad field within the social, theoretical and practical contexts. Since The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, inclusion became a legally binding right, and its implications within the educational system are immense. The concept of inclusive pedagogy and inclusive classroom became important to the EFL classroom. Within the seminar Inclusion and Differentiation - Methods Embracing All Students in the Modern EFL Classroom, we concentrated for the most part on practical expressions of the idea of inclusion regarding inclusive didactics and inclusive methods. As a future teacher, I am grateful for any practical tools I can use to teach prospective students in the EFL classroom. However, the question that lingers is, why should I even care about inclusive didactics and methods in the first place? What is the basis and fundamental idea behind this? For me, this paper is a search for the reason why I should consider inclusive methods. I want to take a step back and inquire about the basics of inclusion. Where does it come from? What is its history within legal rights, and what concepts are there to define the term inclusion? How did the UN Convention affect requirements that relate to institutional and professional foundations? The three main questions concern inclusion as a human right, concepts and definitions of inclusion, and the institutional and professional requirements of an inclusive school system. I will present scientific approaches and attempts to determine similarities and differences. I will start out with a selective chronological order of the legal historical declarations and conventions of incl

Mentoring Children and Young People for Social Inclusion

Global Approaches to Empowerment

Author: Òscar Prieto-Flores

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 138

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Mentoring Children and Young People for Social Inclusion critically analyses the challenges and possibilities of mentoring approaches to youth welfare and equality. It explores existing youth mentoring programmes targeted towards youth in care, immigrant, and refugee populations, and considers the extent to which these can aid social inclusion. The book compiles works by scholars from different countries focused on how child and youth mentoring has been changing globally in recent years and how these changes are identified and approached in different contexts. The book seeks to address what empowering youth means in different socio-political contexts, how mentoring is approached by governments and NGOs, and how these approaches shape mentoring relationships. It provides insights on how mentoring can tackle structural inequalities and work towards child and youth empowerment. This book will be of great interest for academics, scholars, and postgraduate students in the area of inclusive education and mentoring. It will also be useful reading for social workers, community developers, and practitioners working in NGOs, as well as for governments looking for innovative ways to generate interventions in the educational and social arena.

Social Inclusion and Education in India

Scheduled Tribes, Denotified Tribes and Nomadic Tribes

Author: Ghanshyam Shah

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

View: 416

This book examines social inclusion in the education sector in India for scheduled tribes (ST), denotified tribes and nomadic tribes. It investigates the gaps between what was promised to the marginalized sections in the constitution, and what has since been delivered. The volume: • Examines data from across the Indian states on ST and non-ST students in higher, primary and secondary education; • Analyses the success and failures of education policy at the central and state level; • Brings to the fore colonial roots of social exclusion in education. A major study, the volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of education, sociology and social anthropology, development studies and South Asian studies.

T-Kit 8 - Social inclusion

(2017 edition)

Author: Adina Marina Călăfăteanu

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 116

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Today, there is an ample and nuanced understanding of what social exclusion is, the groups of young people affected by it, its long-term impact on young people’s lives and how comprehensive policies can address it. In contrast to when the first edition of this T-Kit was published, in 2003, there is now a common understanding that youth policies and research should provide a strong base for youth work to reach out and support young people with fewer opportunities. This revised T-Kit aims to equip youth work practitioners with broad knowledge of the concepts of social exclusion and inclusion, as well as things to consider when engaging in youth work with young people with fewer opportunities. The practical part of the T-Kit includes a range of projects, approaches and activities to inspire youth workers, covering the five “A”s: 1. Awareness of the realities of social exclusion, 2. Access to empowering and inclusive activities, 3. Action and support mechanisms for inclusion, 4. Accreditation and recognition of experience, progress and achievement and 5. Advancement, laying down supportive stepping stones towards inclusion.

Social Inclusion

Author: Tony Geudens

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 111

View: 379

This handbook is part of a series of thematic publications written by experienced youth workers for use in training and study sessions, produced under the Partnership Agreement on European Youth Worker Training run by the Council of Europe and the European Communities Commission. It focuses on issues of youth inclusion, participation and access, including definitions; barriers to youth participation; non-formal education methods compared to formal education and vocational training; inclusive youth work in practice including building trust and self-esteem; peer education, conflict management and a contractual approach; and practical exercises relating to these issues.

Technology and Social Inclusion

Rethinking the Digital Divide

Author: Mark Warschauer

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 274

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Much of the discussion about new technologies and social equality has focused on the oversimplified notion of a "digital divide." Technology and Social Inclusion moves beyond the limited view of haves and have-nots to analyze the different forms of access to information and communication technologies. Drawing on theory from political science, economics, sociology, psychology, communications, education, and linguistics, the book examines the ways in which differing access to technology contributes to social and economic stratification or inclusion. The book takes a global perspective, presenting case studies from developed and developing countries, including Brazil, China, Egypt, India, and the United States. A central premise is that, in today's society, the ability to access, adapt, and create knowledge using information and communication technologies is critical to social inclusion. This focus on social inclusion shifts the discussion of the "digital divide" from gaps to be overcome by providing equipment to social development challenges to be addressed through the effective integration of technology into communities, institutions, and societies. What is most important is not so much the physical availability of computers and the Internet but rather people's ability to make use of those technologies to engage in meaningful social practices.

Learning mobility, social inclusion and non-formal education

Access, processes and outcomes

Author: Maurice Devlin

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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How do we involve less advantaged young people in mobility projects, and how do we engineer and implement these projects to make participation a realistic option for all? This book presents the state of the art of learning mobility in the very complex and heterogeneous European youth field, bringing together contributions from all over the continent. The authors present empirical research findings that explore and analyse the experience of participants from a range of different backgrounds, in varied learning mobility settings – exchanges, volunteer service, camps – and in diverse regions of Europe. This volume addresses two interrelated questions: first, how learning mobility can be used as a tool for inclusion, providing disadvantaged and excluded people with opportunities and assets; and second, how focusing on inclusion can become a more intrinsic part of learning mobility projects and initiatives. The book is divided into three parts, spanning the range of stages and dimensions of the learning mobility process: access, reach and target; processes, strategies and practices; and effects, outcomes and follow-ups. Relevant for those with experience but also directed to newcomers to the field, this work provides an explanation of the main concepts and issues in the light of current developments in youth policy and practice in Europe.

Research Methods for Social Justice and Equity in Education

Author: Liz Atkins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Research Methods for Social Justice and Equity in Education offers researchers a full understanding of very important concepts, showing how they can be used a means to develop practical strategies for undertaking research that makes a difference to the lives of marginalised and disadvantaged learners. It explores different conceptualisations of social justice and equity, and leads the reader through a discussion of what their implications are for undertaking educational research that is both moral and ethical and how it can be enacted in the context of their chosen research method and a variety of others, both well-known and more innovative. The authors draw on real, practical examples from a range of educational contexts, including early childhood, special and inclusive education and adult education, and cultures located in both western and developing nations in order to exemplify how researchers can use methods which contribute to the creation of more equitable education systems. In this way, the authors provide a global perspective of the contrasting and creative ways in which researchers reflect on and integrate principles of social justice in their methods and their methodological decision making. It encourages the reader to think critically about their own research by asking key questions, such as: what contribution can research for equity and social justice make to new and emerging methods and methodologies? And how can researchers implement socially just research methods from a position of power? This book concludes by proposing a range of methods and methodologies which researchers can use to challenge inequality and work towards social justice, offering a springboard from which they can further their own studies.

Rethinking Children and Inclusive Education

Opportunities and Complexities

Author: Sue Pearson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 924

Rethinking Children and Inclusive Education examines attitudes towards, and experiences of, children's marginalization and inclusion. Sue Pearson draws on a wide range of thought, research and practice from different fields and countries to debate, challenge and reappraise long held beliefs, attitudes and ways of working and living with children with differing needs and learning challenges. This book adopts a broad view of inclusive education that embraces all, with examples mainly but not exclusively related to special educational needs; takes a nuanced perspective which goes beyond reductionist debates about placement; and gives attention to the wider educational and social contexts that envelop schools and those that follow schooling. Throughout, Rethinking Children and Inclusive Education acknowledges some of the tensions, contradictions and overlaps in policies and practices by exploring a variety of UK and international sources. Making an original contribution to current debates, the text emphasises research that adopts a socio-cultural/ecological perspective alongside that which focuses on child factors, including participatory or emancipatory research, and highlights the links between principles, research, policies and practices. Including extensive examples of research, practical activities, key points and guidance on further reading, Rethinking Children and Inclusive Education is essential reading for all those studying childhood at undergraduate and graduate level and of great interest to those working with children in any field.

Social inclusion and higher education

Author: Basit, Tehmina N

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 328

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This book is about the experiences of students in institutions of higher education from 'non-traditional' backgrounds. The expansion of Higher Education world-wide shows no signs of slowing down and there is already a large literature on who has access to higher education and to qualifications that offer higher life-time incomes and status. However to date there has been minimal focus on what happens to the students once they are in the institutions and the inequalities that they face. This book aims to fill this gap in the literature. The chapters demonstrate that the students and their families are finding ways of acquiring forms of capital that encourage and sustain their participation in higher education. Contributions from the UK, the USA and Australia reveal that the issues surrounding the inclusion of 'non-traditional' students are broadly similar in different countries. It should be read by all those leading, managing, or teaching in, institutions of higher education and all students or intending students whatever their background.

Successful Educational Actions for Inclusion and Social Cohesion in Europe

Author: Ramon Flecha (Ed.)

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 108

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This monograph analyses and describes successful educational actions with a specific focus on vulnerable groups (i.e. youth, migrants, cultural groups e.g. Roma, women, and people with disabilities). Concrete data that shows success in school performance in subject matters such as math or language will be provided, as well as children, teachers and families accounts of the impact of this success. Alongside, there is an analysis of the relationship between these children’s educational performance with their inclusion or exclusion from different areas of society (i.e. housing, health, employment, and social and political participation). Many studies have already diagnosed and described the causes of educational and social exclusion of these vulnerable groups. This monograph, however, provides solutions, that is, actions for success identified through the INCLUD-ED project, thus providing both, contrasted data and solid theoretical background and development. Some examples of these actions are interactive groups (or heterogeneous grouping in the classroom with reorganisation of human resources), extension of the learning time, homework clubs, tutored libraries, family and community educative participation, family education, or dialogic literary gatherings. All these actions have been defined as successful educational actions, which mean that they lead to both efficiency and equity. Finally, recommendations for policy and practice are included and discussed.

Governing Children, Families and Education

Restructuring the Welfare State

Author: M. Bloch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 348

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This is a collection of essays that address the international changes in welfare policy. The book discusses the new patterns of governing associated with the notions of welfare, care, and education that emerge during the late Twentieth and early Twenty-first-centuries. The issues examined are, among others, the role of international donors and their emphasis on efficiency and lower social subsidies, international migration and its impact on welfare policy inclusions (and exclusions), and national policy change. While representing many different locations and traditions, contributors work within a variety of critical theoretical perspectives that critique our cultural ways of reasoning about the care and education of the child, the role and practice of the state, and the social and cultural construction of citizenship and nationhood.

Youth Policy and Social Inclusion

Critical Debates with Young People

Author: Monica Barry

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 315

View: 517

Many young people lack status, rights and power because they fall between the two stools of protection and dependence as children and autonomy and self-determination as adults. They are also often considered by their elders to be rebellious and troublesome, and labelled with phrases such as 'underclass youth' and 'dangerous youth'. This book critically examines these discriminatory attitudes and looks at the 'problem' of adults rather than the 'problem' of young people. Rather than focusing on the problems that young people present to others in society, this book emphasises the problems that young people face from others. Youth Policy and Social Inclusion will appeal to a wide audience, including students, practitioners, policy makers and academics in the fields of social policy, social work, sociology, youth and community work, criminology, economics, education, housing and politics.

Computer-Mediated Communication: Issues and Approaches in Education

Issues and Approaches in Education

Author: Kelsey, Sigrid

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 324

View: 101

"This book examines online interactions from different national, cultural, linguistic, legal, and economic perspectives, exploring how the increasingly international and intercultural Internet affects the ways users present ideas, exchange information, and conduct discussions online"--Provided by publisher.

Reform, Inclusion and Teacher Education

Towards a new era of special education in the Asia-Pacific Region

Author: Christine Forlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 272

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This ground-breaking book considers current perspectives on special education reform in the Asia-Pacific region. It has a major focus on a new era of special education, and how this relates to education reform towards inclusive education. With major changes being proposed under current educational reform and confusion as to how to instigate these measures, this book provides ways to better prepare teachers. It is helpfully divided into three different sections of education reform: "Education Reform in the Asia-Pacific region" reviews broad trends and issues in special education across the region, including Taiwan, Korea, Australia, India, China and Hong Kong. "Preparing Teachers to work in Inclusive Classrooms" focuses on curricula and pedagogical practices for teacher education. This section considers different approaches to preparing teachers such as cross-categorical, collaborative, innovations, and the impact of teachers’ attitudes, perceptions and concerns on inclusion. "Effective Special & Inclusive Practices" draws upon evidence–based research to provide best practice models to assist in developing inclusive school communities. Each section addresses a list of objectives and questions; suggests best practice pedagogy; and concludes with a support section with useful websites and suggested professional development activities. This book will interest teachers, teacher educators, university lecturers in education and post graduate students.

Integration and Resettlement of Refugees and Forced Migrants

Author: Karen Jacobsen

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 110

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Since 2017, the United States and Europe—among many other refugee-hosting countries—have made significant changes in their refugee policies. New visa restrictions, travel bans, and other regulations were imposed by national governments. At the local level, towns and cities responded in different ways: some resisted national policy by declaring themselves “sanctuary cities”, while others supported exclusionary policies. These different responses influenced refugees’ ability to settle and become integrated. The Refugees in Towns (RIT) project at Tufts University explores local urban integration experiences, drawing on the knowledge and perspectives of refugees and citizens in towns around the world. Since 2017, more than 30 RIT case studies have deepened our local knowledge about the factors that enable or obstruct integration, and the ways in which migrants and hosts co-exist, adapt, and struggle with integration. In this Special Issue, seven articles explore urban integration in towns in Europe (Frankfurt-Rödelheim, Germany; Newcastle, UK; Ambertois, France; Italy’s cities; and Belgrade, Serbia) and in North America: Bhutanese refugee-hosting US cities, and Antigonish, Canada. The papers explore how refugees and citizens interact; the role of officials and politicians in enabling or obstructing integration; the social, economic, and cultural impact of migration; and the ways—inclusive or exclusive—locals have responded.

Social Participation of Students with Special Educational Needs in Mainstream Education

Author: Susanne Schwab

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 130

View: 826

This book provides deep insight into the social situation of students with different kinds of special needs in various European countries. Research findings concerning students’ attitudes towards peers with disabilities, and teachers’ feedback on students’ social behaviour, are also presented. Full inclusion of students with special educational needs in mainstream education requires equity in each student’s chances for academic and social-emotional development, and their participation in society. In the context of inclusive education, it is important to take students’ social participation into consideration. Are students with special educational needs (SEN) accepted by their peers? Do they interact with their peers during breaks and classes? Do they have friends, or do they feel lonely in their class? This book seeks to answer such questions, seeing social participation as a crucial ingredient, as well as an outcome, of inclusive education. This topic is critical because many previous studies show students with SEN having a high risk of social exclusion. This volume will be of interest to everyone studying special needs education, especially those concerned with future improvement of social participation for all students. This book was originally published as a special issue of the European Journal of Special Needs Education. Chapter 1 is available Open Access at https://www.routledge.com/products/9780367209186.