INCLUDING THE EXCLUDED THROUGH LANGUAGE – SUPPORT FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE EDUCATION

Chetna Arora

Abstract


Inclusive language Education or non-discriminatory language is a language free from words, phrases or tones that reflect prejudiced, stereotyped or discriminatory views of particular groups. It means not only the inclusion of those with disabilities, but also of the enormous number of socially and economically disadvantaged children belonging to diverse social, cultural and linguistic groups. The objective is to create a uniform system of education that incorporates all children and youths.

Inclusive language education practices involve teachers and leadership team in order to formulate a vision in terms of learning outcome. First, general and specific objectives are established. Second, students are grouped according to chosen criteria. Third, changes in curriculum and pedagogy; and linguistic experts, language, general and special education teachers and counsellor work together to meet student’s needs. In this way, language can play an important role in building an egalitarian society in which all are valued and feel included. 


Keywords


Inclusive language education

Full Text:

PDF

References


Campher, EJ. "Educational change: a support programme for educators in an inclusive school setting:Stellenbosch." PhD diss., University of Stellenbosch, 2003.

Chhabra, S., Srivastava, R., & Srivastava, I. "Inclusive education in Botswana: The perceptions of school teachers." Journal of Disability Policy Studies 20, no. 4 (2010): 219-228.

"The Constitution of India." GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE. Last modified December 1, 2007. http://lawmin.nic.in/coi/coiason29july08.pdf.

Daane, C. J., Beirne-Smith, M., & Latham, D. (2000). Administrators’ and teachers’. "Administrators’ and teachers’ perceptions of collaborative efforts of inclusion in the elementary grades." Professional Development Collection 121, no. 2 (2000): 432-443.

Devy, Prof. Ganesh N. "Inclusive Education A View Of Higher Education in India." Lecture, National Institute Of Advanced Studies, IISC Campus, Bangalore, December 26, 2010.

Downing, June. Including Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities in Typical Classrooms: Practical Strategies for Teachers. Baltimore: P.H. Brookes Pub, 1996 & 2002.

Frank ., Cipkin, and Rizza T. Gregory. Welcome to NUMMARIUS LLC – Financial and Business Management Services with Focus on Business Development. Accessed January 23, 2015. http://www.nummarius.com/The_Attitude_of_Teachers_on_Inclusion.pdf.

JeshniNaicker. "Educators Preparedness for Inclusive Education." Master's thesis, Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education of the Faculty of Education,University of Zululand, 2008.

Kalyanpur, Maya. "Equality, Quality and Quantity: Challenges in Inclusive Education Policy and Service Provision in India." International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2008. doi:10.1080/13603110601103162.

Kern, Evangeline. "Survey of Teacher Attitude Regarding Inclusive Education within an Urban School District." Phd Diss., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2006.

Khan, Tania A. "Investigation of secondary school teachers’ attitudes towards and knowledge about inclusive education in Bangladesh." Master's thesis, University of Canterbury, NewZealand, 2011.

Kohama, Angela. Department of International Studies. Accessed December 23, 2014. http://intldept.uoregon.edu/wp-content/.../12/INTL-UG-Thesis-Kohama.pdf.

Levins, Therese, Laurel Bornholt, and Brook Lennon. "Teachers’ Experience, Attitudes, Feelings and Behavioural Intentions Towards Children with Special Educational Needs." Social Psychology of Education, 2005. doi:10.1007/s11218-005-3020-z.

Lipsky, D.K & Gartner, A. "Inclusion, school restructuring, and the remaking of American society." Harvard Educational Review 66, no. 4 (1996): 762-794.

Mahbub, T. "Inclusive education at a BRAC school-perspectives from the children." British Journal of Special Education 35, no. 1 (2008): 33-41.

Möwes, Andrew Dietrich. "The views of educators regarding inclusive education in Namibia." PhD diss., University of Stellenbosch, 2002.

Roweton, William E. "Lipsky, D.K., & Gartner, A. (1997).Inclusion and School Reform: Transforming America's Classrooms. Baltimore, MD: Brooks. 414 Pp., $36.95." Psychology in The Schools, 2002. doi:10.1002/pits.10015.

Shechtman, Zipora, and Aviva. "Applying Counseling Methods to Challenge Teacher Beliefs with Regard to Classroom Diversity and Mainstreaming: An Empirical Study." Teaching and Teacher Education, 1996. doi:10.1016/0742-051X(95)00027-H.

Swart, E, Engelbrecht, P.,Eloff, I. &Pettipher, R. "Implementing Inclusive education in South Africa: Educators attitudes and experiences." 34, no. 1 (2002): 175-189.

The Right or Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009. The Gazette Of India, 2009. http://ssa.nic.in/rte-docs/free%20and%20compulsory.pdf.

The Times of India. "“Teach India: Don’t kill the Right to Education Bill.”." July 8, 2008. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Teach-India-Dont-kill-Right-to-Education-Bill/articleshow/3208698.cms?referral=PM.

Walther-Thomas, Chriss. Collaboration for Inclusive Education: Developing Successful Programs. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2000.


Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.

Comments on this article

View all comments




Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Copyright © 2018 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH JOURNAL