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Inclusive Education Across Cultures

Inclusive Education Across Cultures
Crossing Boundaries, Sharing Ideas

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Mithu Alur - Founder and Chairperson, ADAPT ( formerly The Spastics Society of India)
  • Vianne Timmons - University of Regina, Canada

Other Titles in:
Special Education

April 2009 | 496 pages | SAGE India
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.

Seamus Hegarty
Mithu Alur and Vianne Timmons
Len Barton
The Politics of Recognition and the Position of the Disability Movement
Renu Singh
Meeting the Challenge of Inclusion-From Isolation to Collaboration
Michael Bach
Scaling up Inclusive Education: Reflections on Theory and the Practice of the National Resource Centre for Inclusion-India
Cameron Crawford
Inclusive Education: Considerations for Policy and Systems Development
Sudesh Mukhopadhyay
Rethinking Inclusive Education: Action Points for Communities
Mithu Alur
Empowerment and Political Social Action: The Policy Press
Roger Slee
Travelling with our Eyes Open: Models, Mantras and Analysis in New Times
Mithu Alur
Key Elements for Successful Inclusive Practice: Policy Change on a Macro Sustainable Level
Tony Booth
Keeping the Future Alive: Maintaining Inclusive Values in Education and Society
Mithu Alur and Marcia Rioux
Early Intervention and Inclusive Education
Urvashi Shah and Anuradha Sovani
Early Intervention and Action Research
Felicity Armstrong, Michele Moore, Orlane Russell and Edina Schimanski
Action Research for Creating Inclusive Education
Nidhi Singal
Inclusion in the Real World: Practitioners Making Sense of Inclusive Education in Indian Classrooms
Sheila Wirz and Sharmila Donde
Inclusion and Education
Vianne Timmons
Inclusion in Post-secondary Education
Beverly Gerg and Vianne Timmons
Inclusionary Practices in Canada
Denise Roza
Mônica Pereira dos Santos and Kátia Regina Xavier da Silva
Brazil: Binding Theoretical to the Practical
Shirin Z Munir and Sultana S Zaman
Models of Inclusion: Bangladesh Experience
Andreas Hinz
Models of Inclusion: Germany
Nikki Naylor
Inclusion Education: The South African Experience
Maya Kalyanpur
Cultural Variations on the Construct of Self-Advocacy in the Indian Context
Zuhy Sayeed
Families-The Cornerstone of Society: Building a Global Family Movement
Varsha Hooja
Parents of Students Included in Mainstream Schools
Richard Rieser
Inclusion, Empowerment and the Vital Role of Disabled People and their Thinking
Raymond Lang and Alana Officer
Behind the Scenes Disability Advocacy
Malini Chib
Society Creates a Norm and the Norm Excludes Disabled People
Vianne Timmons and Mithu Alur
Inclusive Education for Children with Disability: Culturally Appropriate Policy and Practice (CAPP I, II, III)
Usha Ramakrishnan and S Anandalakshmy
Presenting an Inclusive Tool: Understanding Diversity
Mithu Alur and Vianne Timmons

This comprehensive collection provides a global perspective on inclusive education…. A valuable resource for all those involved in the study of education, social work and psychology.

The Tribune

Mithu Alur

Mithu Alur has been closely involved with education, healthcare and employment, for women and children, leading to social change, legislation and social policy for more than 50 years. Her doctoral research dissertation from the University of London was entitled ‘Invisible Children—A Study of Policy Exclusion’ which analyzed the Indian government’s educational policy for children with disability.Her daughter Malini Chib, who is disabled, has been the reason for her involvement with disabled children. Malini too has two Masters—in gender studies and in information technology—from the University of London. Dr Alur set up the first model... More About Author

Vianne Timmons

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... More About Author

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