At its most basic, inclusive education means providing an appropriate education for all learners in regular education settings. This process involves taking an ecological approach, transforming systems, schools and classrooms to accommodate all children, especially those from low socio-economic backgrounds, those from ethnic minorities and those with special educational needs.
In his presentation, David will elaborate on the notion that inclusive education (IE) is a multi-faceted concept, which can be summarized in the formula:
IE = P+V+5As+S+R+L, when
A= Adapted Curriculum
A= Adapted Assessment
A= Adapted Teaching
He will briefly describe each of these necessary conditions and outline a set of criteria for each, which can be used as a basis for designing and evaluating inclusive education. He will draw on his two recent publications, What Really Works in Special and Inclusive Education and Diversities in Education.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
David Mitchell is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. He has over 200 publications, mainly in the fields of special and inclusive education. He has held visiting professorships in several countries, including Scotland, England, USA, Canada, Japan, Slovenia and Singapore. As well, he has presented lectures, workshops and consultancies in over 50 countries. His most recent consultancies have been with (a) the Jakarta office of UNESCO, where he authored a set of guidelines on the transition from school to post-school education and work of students with disabilities (2011), (b) the Ethiopian Ministry of Education, where he assisted in revising its strategy for inclusive education of learners with special needs (2012), and (c) the New Zealand Ministry of Education, where he carried out several literature reviews. One of these focused on 'wraparound' models of services for students with severe behavioural and social difficulties (2012). His most recent books are Contextualizing Inclusive Education (2005), What Really Works in Special and Inclusive Education, Second edition (2014)(translated into seven languages), Crises, Conflict and Disability: Ensuring Equality (2014), and Diversities in Education: Effective Ways to Reach All Learners (2017) all published by Routledge. In 2015, he completed Education that Fits: Review of International Trends in the Education of Students with Special Educational Needs for the Victorian Government.
Education That Fits Review of International Trends D Mitchell 2ndEdition (pdf - 3.31mb)
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