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Equal Education is barking up the wrong tree - Helen Zille - Politicsweb

Equal Education is barking up the wrong tree - Helen Zille - Politicsweb | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

While we all agree that South Africa's education system is in crisis, and we all believe schools should have infrastructure conducive to teaching and learning, EE is often wrong in its approach to these issues, in substance, style and strategy

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School infrastructure is a complex issue involving more than one government department and also provincial governments. Critical for children with disability is that the programme also has to ensure that all new schools as well as those that are being refurbished, should have universal design features. This is not emphasised often enough.

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Thutong Learning Space for Inclusive Education

Thutong Learning Space for Inclusive Education | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

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
inclusive education.

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This is an interactive learning space which welcomes contributions from followers and encourages debate
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I love this idea, but how long is it going to take to implement from a practical perspective... how many children will pass through the system before we can implement?

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Power of Diversity: Disability - a desirable disadvantage

Disability should be seen as a desirable disadvantage in business. Some of the most influential and successful people have lived with a disability and i
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Never underestimate or label a child
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Reality Check: What has the EU meant for disability rights? - BBC News

Reality Check: What has the EU meant for disability rights? - BBC News | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Former Paralympian Baroness Grey-Thompson warned leaving the European Union could prevent people with disabilities benefiting from plans to boost accessibility. Is she right?
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Daniel's Day (RIDBC - Awesome Access)

Daniel Martinoli is a grade six student at Kuyper Christian School with vision loss. The video shows Daniel's typical day at school. Video Produced b
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Comic Redesigns the Autism Spectrum to Crush Stereotypes

Comic redesigns what the autism spectrum means and looks like to her to help crush stereotypes around ASD.
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An infographic which bashes stereotypes about autism
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3 Classroom Tools to Measure Student Learning

3 Classroom Tools to Measure Student Learning | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
With interactive tools like Kahoot!, Formative, and Padlet, teachers can engage their classes while assessing what students already know and still need to learn.

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Modern assessment strategies
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Kindergarten: While American Kids Read, Their Finnish Peers Play

Kindergarten: While American Kids Read, Their Finnish Peers Play | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Forget the Common Core, Finland’s youngsters are in charge of determining what happens in the classroom.
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Learning through play is more important in ECD than formal instruction.
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Addressing Dyslexia

Addressing Dyslexia | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
A toolkit for the identification and support of learners exhibiting literacy difficulties
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Useful guidelines for parents, teachers and learners with an overview of assessment and teaching strategies and assistive technology
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New Braille tablet could open doors for vision impaired professionals | RLSB

New Braille tablet could open doors for vision impaired professionals | RLSB | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

Braillenote touch developed by Humanware, is hailed by the company as the World’sh first Google Certified braille tablet.

Sporting a refreshable braille display, the BrailleNote is powered by the Android operating system (OS), which means teachers and sighted professionals can see a visual representation of what BrailleNote users are writing in braille. Android integration also allows the support of third party Android apps.

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New possibilities for blind students.

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Basic Education Minister convenes 1st Early Childhood Development Roundtable Discussions

The recruitment of young qualified teachers in ECD; policy review in terms of children’s school going age; the strengthening of the ECD curriculum; and increasing access to ECD for learners with physical, sensory intellectual and neurological disabilities took centre stage during the ECD Roundtable Discussions. 
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Inclusive education starts at ECD level. All children should be able to attend their neigbourhood ECD centre and feel welcome there.
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ESOL Online / English - ESOL - Literacy Online website - English - ESOL - Literacy Online

ESOL Online / English - ESOL - Literacy Online website - English - ESOL - Literacy Online | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

ESOL Online is a site for primary and secondary teachers of English language learners in New Zealand and internationally. English Online and Literacy Online are sister sites of this site.

 

The principles that underpin the sites

All learners can achieve.


Content and pedagogical knowledge is essential for effective instruction.


Knowledge of students’ progressions is critical to meeting students’ diverse needs.


Students need responsive and personalised instruction.
Teaching decisions should be based on evidence of students’ strengths and needs.


Teaching and learning sequence tasks need to have a clearly defined pedagogical rationale.


Teachers’ ongoing inquiry into the impact of their teaching decisions is essential for providing effective differentiated instruction.


Ongoing inquiry into underachievement is a key to schooling improvement.


Practice is informed by contemporary research and thinking.


Via Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.
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How to teach English in a differentiated way.
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Deaf children | Hi Hopes Early Intervention Programme

Deaf children | Hi Hopes Early Intervention Programme | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Centre for Deaf Studies at Wits University outreach for Deaf and hard of hearing children
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Valuable Service for parents of infants with hearing loss
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There's No Time to Differentiate: Myth-Busting DI, Part 2

There's No Time to Differentiate: Myth-Busting DI, Part 2 | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Make time for differentiated instruction with small learning teams, daily formative assessments, and managed activities that differentiated content, process, and products.

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Why It Is Time to Make Inclusive Development Inclusive | Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo | TEDxFoggyBottom

https://youtu.be/cQg-jnOfHPQ

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South African Charlotte McClean outlines 5 building blocks to realise rights of persons with disabilities: 1. Enabling legislation 2. accessible spaces and services 3. Data collection 4. Societal attitudinal change 5. Empowering people with disabilities
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South African Charlotte McClean outlines 5 building blocks to realise rights of persons with disabilities: 1. Enabling legislation 2. accessible spaces and services 3. Data collection 4. Societal attitudinal change 5. Empowering people with disabilities
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The social model of disability: thirty years on

The social model of disability: thirty years on | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Details the history and current status of the social mode of disability.
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Where do we stand in South Africa in terms of social model of disability?
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Braille Support for Tim in Regional NSW - YouTube

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) provides a wide range of quality and innovative education, clinical, therapy and support services t
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Innovative support system for Grade 12 learner with visual impairment who lives in a rural area. Shows what can be done through well coordinated systems where an NGO collaborates with Government.
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Corporal punishment still alive: StatsSA | IOL

Corporal punishment still alive: StatsSA | IOL | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) topped the list with 21 percent each for children who attended schools where they experienced corporal punishment - which was banned in the education system in 1996.
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It should be noted that the two provinces who have the poorest academic outcomes, apply corporal punishment more often. Are teachers hitting children to hide their own inability to teach effectively.
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7 Free Education Websites You Don't Want to Miss - Goodnet

7 Free Education Websites You Don't Want to Miss - Goodnet | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Home schooling is for grownups too!

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Access to knowledge is limitless for those who are connected.
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This might be a short list but it has so many uses and depth of things to use.
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12 Steps to Get Students Talking #Studentdiscourse

As a beginning math teacher, I thought that student discourse happened when they answered my questions or asked me questions. Then one day I asked my students an interesting question, and it was like a Ping-Pong match erupted in my room. One student answered, another disagreed, and then the rest of the class chose sides and began debating back and forth! The level of engagement and thinking was incredible and wow, did we have fun!


In trying to replicate this kind of student talk, I have learned that the tools, lesson structure, and topic do not matter. What the teacher does to encourage discourse and communicate high expectations for the level of discourse matters. Consider yourself a maker of experiences more than a giver of knowledge, and train students to question authority and expect answers from each other. It sounds complex, but from research and my work with teachers, I offer 12 small steps that will help teachers transform their classrooms into centers of student discourse.


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Peer tutoring at its best.
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Care for children with mental health problems is woeful, say GPs

Care for children with mental health problems is woeful, say GPs | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Family doctors have condemned NHS care for children with mental health problems as woefully inadequate and warned that vulnerable young people are coming to harm during waits of up to a year for specialist help.
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Mental health services for children always tend to be inadequate in all countries whilst there is a growing incidence of cases.
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School places delay for thousands of special needs pupils - BBC News

School places delay for thousands of special needs pupils - BBC News | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Solicitors say thousands of pupils with special needs were not offered secondary school places, assessed to be suitable for them, by the official deadline.
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The danger of assessment being used to exclude children with disabilities.
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What happened to every child deserves an education?
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Zero Project | Brazil’s billion dollar National Plan for Inclusive Education

Zero Project | Brazil’s billion dollar National Plan for Inclusive Education | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
The Brazilian National Plan of Rights of Persons with Disabilities ‘Living without Limit’ of 2011 is a national legally-binding policy that covers four areas: access to education, health care, social inclusion, and accessibility. Measures in basic education include: accessible school infrastructure and equipment, teacher training, accessible school buses, and the Continuous Cash Benefit School Programme.
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The Brazil Model could be replicated in Middle to Low Income countries to expand access for children with disabilities who are out of school.
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Call for research proposals in intellectual disability, autism and assistive technology -

Call for research proposals in intellectual disability, autism and assistive technology - | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Deadline for applications:  30th June 2016 ASSISTID is a €9M EU Marie Curie COFUND research programme which is funded by the charity RESPECT and the EU for 5 years from 2014-2019 and coordinated by the DOCTRID Research Institute. ASSISTID will fund up to 40 researchers to carry out individual projects …
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Differentiated Instruction Visually Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Differentiated Instruction Visually Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

There a wide variety of reasons that make differentiated instruction a necessity in the teaching pedagogy. Some of these reasons according to Knewton are:

Students have different learning needsThey come from various educational and academic backgroundsThey have different attention spans and interestsThey have different language abilitiesThey have different cultural and social backgrounds.

Have a look at the visual below to learn more about differentiated instruction


Via Ralph Springett
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An infographic that will make differentiation understandable to teachers
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Ralph Springett's curator insight, September 30, 2014 2:44 AM

Interesting to see how it scales using technology.

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Myth-Busting Differentiated Instruction: 3 Myths and 3 Truths

Myth-Busting Differentiated Instruction: 3 Myths and 3 Truths | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
With delivery of instruction, one size does not fit all. John McCarthy launches his differentiated instruction series by busting three common myths about DI.

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Differentiation Is Just Too Difficult: Myth-Busting DI Part 3

Differentiation Is Just Too Difficult: Myth-Busting DI Part 3 | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Most teachers differentiate their instruction intuitively because not all students are the same. For those willing to commit to DI, the next step is intentional differentiation.

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