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The Role of the Resource Teacher in an Inclusive Setting | Canadian Education Association (CEA)

The Role of the Resource Teacher in an Inclusive Setting | Canadian Education Association (CEA) | Inclusive education neglecting supportive services? | Scoop.it
Today, more and more schools are embracing inclusive beliefs and values and putting into practice structures that will permit each student to learn in an environment that welcomes diversity.
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I don't agree. Channeling all responsibility to a resource teacher that (compared to primary teaching staff) spends limited time with only select children is doomed to fail the intent of inclusive education. The primary teacher spends most of the time (sometimes more that even the parents) with the child in a group environment. This is where the crucial potential for inclusive education lies. The primary teacher should be capacitated to provide the necessary inclusive strategy. They cannot follow Resource Teachers, they should only be supported by them.

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Inclusive education system: policy framework for special children approved by ... - Business Recorder

Inclusive education system: policy framework for special children approved by ...
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As long as they are called "special" children they will never be included. All children has their own personal challenges, whether disability or something else. It is this understanding that makes provision for the implementation of an "inclusive" mindset. The role of the teaching professionals must change to make this effective. Basic development therapies should be included into the teacher curriculum, perhaps even the CPD system so that teachers are compelled to renew/revitalise their therapeutic skills annually. All kids will benefit from this - it is not only focused on disability any more.

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