Inclusive Education Across Cultures
Crossing Boundaries, Sharing Ideas
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Inclusive Education Across Cultures by Mithu Alur
Book DescriptionThis 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9788178299037
(216mm x 140mm x 30mm)
Imprint: SAGE India
Publisher: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: India
Books By Author Mithu Alur
Journey for Inclusive Education in the Indian Sub-Continent, Paperback (October 2012)» View all books by Mithu Alur
The authors describe a three decade-long change initiative in India to enable children with disabilities to move from segregation and exclusion to inclusive education, and draws lessons for confronting global exclusion.
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Author Biography - Mithu Alur
Mithu Alur is the founder chairperson of the Spastics Society of India (SSI) and the movement that began in 1972 and spread to 16 of the 31 states. Her work was honoured by the government when the organization received the Best Voluntary Agency Award in 1987; she received the Padmashri in 1989. She has played several roles as a parent, an educationist, a social reformer and an academic activist. The findings of her doctoral thesis on policy in India were entitled 'Invisible Children: A Study of Policy Exclusion'. The findings of this study led her to set up the National Resource Centre for Inclusion, an Indo-Canadian initiative to move away from segregation to inclusive education. She has published numerous articles and research studies on children with special needs. She is principal coordinator of the National Resource Centre for Inclusion and convener of the All India Regional Alliance for Inclusive Education as well as the Asia Pacific Alliance for Inclusive Education. She heads the Indian team of UNESCO's Four Nation Study and has been the conceptualizer of the North South Dialogues. She has been appointed as member of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE). Vianne Timmons is the vice president, academic development, at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada. She has served as dean of education at the University of Prince Edward Island and chair for the Department of Education at St Francis Xavier University. Editor of the journal Exceptionality Education Canada, Dr Timmons is also a member of the National Centre of Excellence, Language and Literacy, the lead education trainer for the National Resource Centre for Inclusion-India funded by CIDA, and is an officer and board member of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities. Her present research focuses on family literacy in rural communities, aboriginal children, inclusion of children with special needs and knowledge exchange. Dr Timmons conducts workshops for teaching and presents her work nationally and internationally.
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