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Inclusive Education Across Cultures free pdf Inclusive Education across Cultures: Crossing Boundaries, Sharing Ideas brings together multiple perspectives through multiple voices to present a compelling case for inclusive practices, across boundaries in different areas of inclusive education, ranging from policy initiatives to practices on the ground level and advocating and creating awareness. The book is about crossing those false boundaries - north / south, disabled / abled, academic / practitioner, parents / teachers. It encourages the divides we experience, whether they be system or role based, to be bridged. The editors utilize examples that are explicitly disability focused and at the same time present a vision of inclusion that is about societal reform. If we can successfully provide education to our most vulnerable children, the education of all children will improve. One of the main features of the book is the diversity that it portrays. Contributors from around the world have used their knowledge and unique perspectives to provide current research, policies, views, and opinions. Such multiple perspectives helps obtain a global perspective on people with disabilities and inclusion.

About 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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Author : Mithu Alur
Publisher : SAGE India
Data Published : 31 December 2008
ISBN : 8178299038
EAN : 9788178299037
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 500 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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