Learning about inclusion from developing countries : using the index for inclusion

Carrington, Suzanne & Duke, Jennifer (2014) Learning about inclusion from developing countries : using the index for inclusion. In Forlin, Chris & Loreman, Tim (Eds.) Measuring Inclusive Education. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, UK, pp. 189-203.

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Abstract

There is a need for a more critical perspective and reporting about the value of taking a model of inclusion developed in western countries and based upon the human rights ethos applying it in developing countries. This chapter will report firstly on how the Index for Inclusion (hereinafter referred to as the Index) was used in Australia as a tool for review and development; and secondly how the process of using the Index is adjusted for use in the Pacific Islands and other developing nations in collaborative and culturally sensitive ways to support and evaluate progress towards inclusive education. Examples are provided from both contexts to demonstrate the impact of the Index as an effective tool to support a more inclusive response to diversity in schools.

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ID Code: 78479
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Index for Inclusion, inclusive education, action research, international aid, developing countries
DOI: 10.1108/S1479-363620140000003025
ISBN: 9781784411459
ISSN: 1479-3636
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Education Systems not elsewhere classified (130199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Special Education and Disability (130312)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Deposited On: 10 Nov 2014 01:24
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 03:54

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