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Differentiation in Art

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Thutong Learning Space for Inclusive Education

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A web space of the South African Department of Basic Education where educators, parents and education officials can share knowledge and best practice in the field of
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This is an interactive learning space which welcomes contributions from followers and encourages debate
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Debunking Three Assessment Myths - Education Week News

Debunking Three Assessment Myths - Education Week News | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Debunking Three Assessment Myths
Education Week News
(Sherah is a classroom teacher turned professor of education; Anaya is a classroom teacher who is regularly in the throes of assessment demands.) Following are ...
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Educators are not happy that assessment demands are intruding on day-to-day teaching and learning, but there are a few practical and constructive strategies that can help them (and their students) cope with this new reality.

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Are We Star Gazing? Can Canadian Schools Really be Equitable and Inclusive? | Canadian Education Association (CEA)

Are We Star Gazing? Can Canadian Schools Really be Equitable and Inclusive? | Canadian Education Association (CEA) | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
We are a long way from achieving equity for kids with intellectual disabilities in Canadian schools. In some ways I am an accidental participant in this discussion.
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"In the last ten years, some of our largest Canadian school districts are not only maintaining the number of students in self-contained special education, they are actually increasing it. And this is at a time when overall student population is declining."

This is shocking to many, but actually it is not surprising. When you have a school system that encourages teachers and parents to think that special programs and expert teachers are more important than being part of a class in your community school with your peers, this is what happens. Teachers and parents are encouraged to think that it is better that kids with diverse needs get their education from a specialized program out of the mainstream. 

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Sir Ken Robinson – The Education Economy

Sir Ken Robinson – The Education Economy | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
It has often struck me that a conflict of interest exists across education systems, state or private, where the awarding bodies of high stakes examinations are also owned by the very same companies who sell the content, that must be learned, to pass the test.   Such an end to end business model would make…

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The “tyranny of testing“. The pre-occupation with high stakes testing at young ages, when kids are in high school or earlier, seems patently detrimental to learning and, of course, teaching, providing a false metric for the success of a school or indeed the nations that depend on them.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 20, 12:20 PM

If we think of economy as oikos (household) and ecos (place), it works. If we think of economy in a contemporary, neo-liberal way, we will get more of the same.

 

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SOLUTIONS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND COMMON GOOD ALLOVER THE WORLD.

 Kind attention to all Jewish,Christians,Muslims and all other communities in the world Holy Quran is containing of 6666 verses which are dedicated  to angles by God. Out of it 87% of verses are related to Histories of Prophets and Wars , Earthquakes, Floods and Famine which affected the people who were residing at the time of Prophets . Muslims in the world are reciting whole Quran verses  frequently in all the Muslim countries and countries wherein muslims  are residing . they are affecting by  wars , Disasters , Tsunami , Earthquakes , Climate changes , loss of business , terrorism and also creating other problems with other communities  on the reasons that 6666 Quranic verses are handled  by angles in the world in accordance with Quranic Verses 42:51,52 According to Quranic verses 39:17, 18  and 55 , It is revealed  that  whole quran verses cannot be recited except very important verses can be recited towards social justice and common good for the purpose of peace , unity , health , wealth , faith , inter-faith , climate changes , improving business and stopping off disasters and terrorism and accordingly we have posted messages of God and also our research paper at www.goldenduas.com for the same purpose in accordance with all the international laws as follows:   Nowdays, all the governments in the world or collecting huge taxes from tax payers and the same are utilizing for the purpose of peace in the world, but no result. The tax payers are suffering to improve their business and life. The following points may be taken in account to solve all the world challenges and disbute.Proposal to the United Nations relating to International Peace and Security to authorize Under Article 96(2) of the Charter of the United Nations. Hello,Our research report  is in conformity with Under Article 1(1) and 7 of the Charter of United Nations and the same maybe authorized by the General Assembly of the United Nations  in accordance with U/A 96(2) of the present Charter and U/A 2(2), 5(1),6(2),11(2),13(1), 15(1) (a) (c), 16(2) (a),(b),& 18 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the basis of U/A 33(1), 55(c), 70, 71,73(a) of the present Charter and accordingly  the research paper ought to have been debated with Vatican, World Churches Council, Commission of Churches on International Affairs, Jewish Foundation, Islamic Supreme Councils , researchers of UN and all the International bodies for the following reasons:“Reporting of world peace solutions between Christians,Jews and Muslims in the worldWe are here with attached our research report towards international peace and security for perusal and considerationsSince we are the independent and voluntary  researchers with out dependency of finance either from the government or any other agency, on the reasons that we are following Social Justice and Common Goods - Policy Paper of World Council of Churches and also By-laws of the Commission of the Churches on international affairs. Our researchers mainly follow the principles and rules laid down by the above important policy and rules.Under Articles 2.4, 3.6, 3.10&11, 8.1(b) of the By-laws of the Commission of the Churches on international affairs, we have posted our research report in United Nations Global Compact which containing of solving of problems between Christians, Jews, Muslims and Hindus in the world. In accordance with Articles 3.12 of the above By-Laws, it is a duty of commission of Churches to maintain and provide for the maintenance of contacts with International bodies such as the United Nations and its agencies include regional bodies and other non governmental Organisations, which will assist in the attainment of the aims of the Commission. The matter has being brought it to the notice of the World Churches Council and the Commission of the Churches asked its notice on the matter to the United Nations for your appropriate decisions. ?The World Churches Council Policy Paper on Social Justice and Common Goods is the best policy to the World peace and unity solutions, which has been published on 22 March 2011 and the same is in accordance with Psalm 85. The Church cannot succeed if it, isolates itself, Not only must Christians reach out to Muslims and other faiths in the spirit of ecumenism, but there is a need to embrace other people of different philosophical convictions. This requires ideological tolerance, maturity and self assurance in what one believes in. Such coalition building is made easier by choosing issues that unite organizations and movements and which have less potential causing divisions. At the same time we need an honest and inventive method of dealing with differences. The global movement for economic justice relies considerably on policy analysis and research conducted by hundreds if not thousands of academics researchers and scholars. ?Our consequences of the changing power relations in today's world is that there is more room in the public sphere for the affirmation of collective values and principles, experience proves that an informed public opinion can be powerful today, and can change governments public and international agendas. Again Churches are challenged to make use of this opportunity. They need to read the signs of time and to make their voices heard by responding to peoples cries for justice and dignity, and by speaking truth to the powers- whoever and wherever their may be. ?Christians do not have ready made answers and solutions to propose. The Bible offers guidelines (love, sharing, justice for the poor) but does not defined one "Christian" economy or "Christian" politics. ?Churches and Church related organizations can initiate public debates and largely use media means to reach a broader constituency, furthermore, regional thematic discussions can be facilitated with the ecumenical family. WCC should develop specific analysis depending on the context. ?What are theological implications for commodification common goods? ?How shall we ensure the participation all people in managing common goods in the world? ?How do we deal with power imbalances in the world? ?How can the ecumenical family engage itself effectively and in a coherent and convincing way in addressing global power imbalance? ?How can WCC lead a climate change campaign with social justice as a focus? ?What kind of collective values can be draw for the Churches to guide them in addressing the problem of commodification of common goods? ?The above questions have been answered in our research materials available at http://www.goldenduas.com and alsohttp://www.facebook.com/research of international development solutions and the same are to be discussed by the Churches, public and all its organizations in the interest of public safety, peace, unity, health, wealth, faith, interfaith ?                 Under this circumstances, it is just and necessary that UK, USA, Cambridge, Churches on the International Affairs are requested to accept our research paper and also our research organization as an organization under other faith category to assist the commission to achieve its goal of International Peace and climate changes solutions for the benefit of world community especially Christians, Jewish and Muslims, under the by-law 3.11 of CCIA. In view of the aforementioned submissions in the interest of maintenance of International Peace and Security, UN may be pleased to authorize our organization in the name and style of` Research on International Development Solutions `and also our research report in confirmatory with U/A 96 of the present Charter read with U/A 23 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and thus render Justice.  Now, Palestine Muslims are fighting with Israel , both countries are affected and innocent people are killed frequently which is against the Quranic verses 7:137 & 5:33 that no one can claim Israel Government areas which is a place of Israel People but not Muslim or Christian and they can only Allow worship in the Holy Places of Israel . These facts has not been Discussed for amicable solutions of social justice and common good by United Nations to respect Gods word . It is pertinent to note that why the jewish people are affecting the Muslims is mention the Quran 7:167 ? And the same should be taken into consideration by jewish people in the world in the interest of social justice and common good on the light of the research paper posted  at our website www.goldenduas.com and render justice.  Your successU. Ibrahim Ali,Researcher International Development Solutions
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Department of Basic Education > Home > DBE and partners launch virtual school application

Department of Basic Education > Home > DBE and partners launch virtual school application | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

Learners will now have access to a virtual school in their pockets thanks to the ukuFunda Virtual School, which brings a wealth of education resources to their mobile devices.

A partnership between the Department of Basic Education, Mxit Reach and UNICEF, Ukufunda offers a wide-range of free, open and CAPS-aligned learning resources which can be accessed on more than 8000 mobile devices, ranging from basic feature phones to smart phones and tablets – through the Mxit instant messaging platform.

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Inventor Of ADHD's Deathbed Confession: "ADHD Is A Fictitious Disease"

Inventor Of ADHD's Deathbed Confession: "ADHD Is A Fictitious Disease" | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

Fortunately, the Swiss National Advisory Commission on Biomedical Ethics (NEK, President: Otfried Höffe) critically commented on the use of the ADHD drug Ritalin in its opinion of 22 November 2011 titled Human enhancement by means of pharmacological agents: The consumption of pharmacological agents altered the child’s behavior without any contribution on his or her part.

That amounted to interference in the child’s freedom and personal rights, because pharmacological agents induced behavioral changes but failed to educate the child on how to achieve these behavioral changes independently. The child was thus deprived of an essential learning experience to act autonomously and emphatically which “considerably curtails children’s freedom and impairs their personality development”, the NEK criticized.

 

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New questions on the overuse of chemical drugs on children.

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Autism Symptoms & Early Signs: What to Look for in Babies, Toddlers & Children

Autism Symptoms & Early Signs: What to Look for in Babies, Toddlers & Children | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Guide to the early warning signs of autism and what you can do to help your child.

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Embracing diversity though multi-level teaching: For Foundation, Intermediate and Senior - Juta

Embracing diversity though multi-level teaching: For Foundation, Intermediate and Senior - Juta | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

What is White Paper 6 about?

How can I follow the curriculum when my learners have such different needs?

Can I prepare lessons in such a way that all learners can work toward the same theme and topic, but at different levels?

- See more at: http://jutaacademic.co.za/products/embracing-diversity#sthash.yRAMBv4w.dpuf

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Exciting new book with practical ideas for teachers and teacher trainers on how to differentiate the curriculum for a wide range of learners in the classroom

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Lagos Commits to Educating Disabled Minors - AllAfrica.com

Lagos Commits to Educating Disabled Minors - AllAfrica.com | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Lagos Commits to Educating Disabled Minors AllAfrica.com He highlighted some of the benefits of inclusive education as including attitudinal change, learning to have empathy and not sympathy for the special children and promote positive...
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African countries are aligning their education policies to Article 24 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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School starting age: the evidence | University of Cambridge

School starting age: the evidence | University of Cambridge | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
In England children now start formal schooling, and the formal teaching of literacy and numeracy at the age of four.  A recent letter signed by around 130 early childhood education experts, including myself, published in the Daily Telegraph  (11 Sept 2013) advocated an extension of informal, play-based pre-school provision and a delay to the start of formal ‘schooling’ in England from the current effective start until the age of seven (in line with a number of other European countries who currently have higher levels of academic achievement and child well-being).
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Studies have consistently demonstrated the superior learning and motivation arising from playful, as opposed to instructional, approaches to learning in children. Pretence play supports children’s early development of symbolic representational skills, including those of literacy, more powerfully than direct instruction. Physical, constructional and social play supports children in developing their skills of intellectual and emotional ‘self-regulation’, skills which have been shown to be crucial in early learning and development. Perhaps most worrying, a number of studies have documented the loss of play opportunities for children over the second half of the 20th century and demonstrated a clear link with increased indicators of stress and mental health problems. - See more at: http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/discussion/school-starting-age-the-evidence#sthash.9i7tUqc4.mTf04lIX.dpuf

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8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Certain widely-shared myths and lies about education are destructive for all of us as educators, and destructive for our educational institutions. This is the subject of 50 Myths & Lies That Threaten
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When reductions occur in elementary classrooms, evidence has shown that the extra individualized attention and instruction appear to make it more likely for these students to graduate at higher rates from high school.

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New See and Learn Saying Words app available

New See and Learn Saying Words app available | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Two versions of our new See and Learn Saying Words app are now available - for iPads and for Windows 8.1 tablets, laptops and PCs. This is the first of 17 new See and Learn apps due for release in the coming months.
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New products developed by Down Syndrome Education Enterprises to en hance early reading of children, including children with Down Syndrome

 

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Bridge of Hope NGO - YouTube

Bridge of Hope NGO - YouTube | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
«Հույսի կամուրջ» ՀԿ ստեղծվել է 1996 թվականին` օգնելու հաշմանդամութուն ունեցող երեխաներին ու երիտասարդներին և նրանց ծնողներին` հաղթահարելու իրենց մեկուսացվածո...
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Bridge of Hope transforms education in Armenia. Winner of the 2013 UNESCO/Emir of Kuwait Prize in Inclusive Education

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WorkFit- Employees view 2013 - YouTube

WorkFit is a direct link between people with Down's syndrome and employers.
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Everyone deserves a job. Working promotes wellbeing!
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Statistics on skills give SA reason to worry

Statistics on skills give SA reason to worry | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Systematic exclusion of so many young people from the opportunities and rewards of the formal economy cannot continue, writes Mark Potterton (Come on South African educators!
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* All pupils need new skills to thrive in a global knowledge economy. Pupils need to learn how to think critically, solve problems, work in teams and be entrepreneurial. They need to be curious and know how to communicate effectively.

* In the age of the internet, using new information to solve problems matters more than recalling old information.

* Today’s pupils are motivated differently from previous generations. They hunger for instant gratification and connectedness. They need teachers who understand this.

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Partners for Possibility: Leading change in SA Education | Leader.co.za

Partners for Possibility: Leading change in SA Education | Leader.co.za | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Most business leaders have realised that we can't just sit back and hope that our government will deal with all the significant social issues facing South Africa. We simply don't have the knowledge, skills and experience in our government.
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Business leaders become learning and implementation partners to school principals. Given the reality that most principals have not been adequately equipped for their task to lead change at their schools, this partnership creates an opportunity for leaders to share their knowledge and skills with a principal and school leadership team who are keen to learn and lead change in their schools and communities. 

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International conference on Policy and Practice in Inclusive Education

Open seminar for invited public. School Development through Inclusive capabilities towards higher achievement - Fundamental challenges and strategies. 15.10-15.30 Key note speech: Inclusion...
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Very stimulating address by Julie Allan on where we stand globally with the realisation of the inclusive education ideal.

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School Districts Stressed By Lack Of Trained Specialists - Disability Scoop

School Districts Stressed By Lack Of Trained Specialists - Disability Scoop | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
A shortage of psychologists and other highly trained specialists is driving some school districts to new extremes when it comes to hiring special education
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If this is true for a high income country it is even a greater challenge, in fact a disastrous situation in low to middle income countries

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Don't write off children with dyslexia - Edarabia

Don't write off children with dyslexia - Edarabia | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
The findings suggested that the prevalence of features consistent with dyslexia is 17.6 per cent among female Emirati university students, that they experience these difficulties in both English and Arabic, and that they tend to choose courses ...

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Young people with disabilities campaign for the right to learn

Young people with disabilities campaign for the right to learn | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Post-16 education for those with physical or learning disabilities shouldn't be a postcode lottery
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Expectations for young people with Down Syndrome in South Africa are in general too low!

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The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - I...

The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - I... | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
It’s one of the most talked-about trends in education right now. Right behind the iPad and Common Core. Flipping your classroom is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon.
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Flipped classrooms go hand in hand with the use of ICTs in the classroom. Revolutionises the role of the teacher and leaves more time for individual support.

 

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Special Education Funding Lopsided, Report Finds - Disability Scoop

Special Education Funding Lopsided, Report Finds - Disability Scoop | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
The level of federal special education funding sent to states varies widely thanks to an outdated model that favors some locales over others, a new report
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“For every year in which IDEA is not updated and revised, the formula through which federal dollars are distributed to the states becomes more outdated, and states are another year removed from the reality in which the formula was written." Developing funding formulae for equitable inclusive education remains a challenge for all governments.

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endoRIOT: List of 40 FREE Educational Websites

endoRIOT: List of 40 FREE Educational Websites | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Beat The System – 40 FREE Educational Websites
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There are many websites on the Internet that now offer FREE of charge learning materials. Now even the poorest people could afford to be better educated than many of Harvard’s graduates, all they need is access to a computer(does not even have to be personal one, it could be the one that the local library offers for public use)

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Indispensable iPad Apps for Teachers Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Indispensable iPad Apps for Teachers Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

"The concept of teacher professional development has radically changed due to the boom in digital technologies and social media websites. The web now is replete with a variety of professional learning networks and communities of practice on almost any topic you think of. There is also another type of portals that have seen the light recently and which offer massive courses and trainings on different subjects, these are MOOCs. MOOCs are a great way for growing professionally particularly that most of the courses they offer are free. I have already featured some interesting MOOC resources that teachers can use for the enhancement of their PD and today I want to share with you some wonderful iPad apps that will allow you to pursue your PD on the go."


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Remove educational boundaries, encourage creativity and watch children soar — Larger Family Life

Remove educational boundaries, encourage creativity and watch children soar — Larger Family Life | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
We are so set in our opinion of what a real education is, that we' re missing out on the what-ifs. Eight-year-old Eddie has provided us all with one answer to the what-ifs.

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Hearing screening now child’s play thanks to Tukkies App

Hearing screening now child’s play thanks to Tukkies App | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

Is it possible that a hearing screening test can be so quick and easy to do that even a toddler can perform it? Yes, it is, thanks to the hearScreen cell phone app that has been developed by audiologist Prof De Wet Swanepoel and his team from the University of Pretoria (UP).
It is set to be part of a major pilot study in which mHealth (mobile health) technology will be used to do school and community-based screening in Mamelodi.

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An incredible advance for the systems of early identification in South Africa

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