August 2009 Blog Posts (5)

John McKnight, What we need is each other

John McKnight's talk to the Coady International Institute in Nova Scotia

http://www.yesmagazine.org/community/handmade-homemade-community?utm_source=aug09&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=13_Community

Added by John O'Brien on August 30, 2009 at 9:16am — 2 Comments

Our Inclusion Wall Words

We had an Inclusion Wall. We posted our words. Here they are:



ABCD, Excite, Inspiration, Actualize, Change, Refresh, Learning from others, Building, Inspire, Actualize, Together, Development, Learning, New ideas, Knowledge, Propell, Absorb, Relationships, Be Still, Networking, Surdo, Open, Boundary Spanning, Appreciation, Sustainability, Rejuvenation, Choice, Possibilities, Improvement, Focus, Support, Collaborate, Sharing, Learn, Proactive, Support, Vibrancy, “He Tangata” It is the… Continue

Added by Jack Pearpoint on August 12, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Learning: Student Attitudes -- Making Friends, or Making Fun? by Gary Bunch

Learning:

Student Attitudes -- Making Friends, or Making Fun?

Special Ed versus an Inclusive Approach in School



By Gary Bunch



How do typical students feel about their peers with disabilities? Does it make a difference if they are in a school following the "special education" model or a school that is inclusive? Are friendships made, or are insults endured? Do typical students advocate for their peers with disabilities?



These questions motivated York… Continue

Added by Jack Pearpoint on August 1, 2009 at 7:42pm — No Comments

Human Rights: Disability and Inclusive Education - by Gary Bunch

Human Rights

Disability and Inclusive Education



By Gary Bunch



I am really interested in inclusive education and disability. I always have been, even when I was teaching in segregated education settings. I kept running into kids who could have been educated back home in their community schools. It seemed the only reason they were in special settings was that they qualified for some sort of label - and kids with educational labels went to special settings. Of course,… Continue

Added by Jack Pearpoint on August 1, 2009 at 7:39pm — 2 Comments

Early Childhood Inclusive Education - by Gary Bunch

Early Childhood Inclusive Education



By Gary Bunch



You may have seen the recent movie, Slumdog Millionaire. It was shot in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India. The movie begins with shots of a section of Mumbai called Dharavi. Dharavi is known as the largest slum in Asia, and it home to some 700,000 people. The conditions in Dharavi are tragic for many of its inhabitants, particularly the children, most of whom have little to look forward to in life.



I know Dharavi… Continue

Added by Jack Pearpoint on August 1, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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