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  • By June, given shared experiences, integrated classes, and equal opportunities, Jaime will have a friend

    This article tells the story of a number of people who worked together to transform the IEP (an Individual Education Plan, in a similar vein to Individual Program Plans) process. These people included Jaime (an 11 year old boy who began attending regular classes), his mum, his special education teacher,...

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  • Co-operative learning: A big picture

    This is an article focussed on co-operative learning as it exists in Australia. Hill gives examples of schools in Australia in which co-operative learning exists. She also goes into the benefits of co-operative learning, such as; improved learning - arguing that people learn better in co-operative groups rather than in...

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  • Inclusive education- a personal encounter

    A different kind of inclusive education story, this mother talks about the differences between what her son learned during his 'special' schooling and what he now learns in his local high school. She realises that there is still a lot of work to be done (e.g.

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  • A friend remembered

    An extremely articulate boy gives a simple but passionate eulogy for his friend, Martin. Through his speech he exposes the elements of a strong and dynamic friendship with a boy he once simply just felt sorry for. Keyword: Friendship

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  • A dream in the making

    This is a short piece about a man who wanted to move back to his home town after 24 years of living in group homes elsewhere in the country, and how he achieved this with the support of an organisation and some workers in one of the group homes.

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  • Love and friendship

    This is a short article about 3 house mates - 2 of whom have disabilities. One of the 3 has written this article about what their home is like, about friendship, work and the community they are a part of. Keyword: Accommodation

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  • Juggling for inclusion

    This is a story mainly about friendship, but also about the philosophy of inclusion in general. A mother writes about her attempts to facilitate friendships between her son and other young people his age; a task at which she was having little success.

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  • Introduction to Inclusion: Daniel's* Entry into High School

    * Please note that Daniel is not his real name. This is a guide that provides strategies for a classroom teacher for the full inclusion of a particular student. It has been divided into 2 sections: planning for various people prior to the student attending to ensure a welcoming atmosphere...

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  • Widening the stream: Ways to think about including "exceptions" in schools

    This is quite a long article concerning the theory of inclusive education for those students who are almost always excluded - students with severe multiple and medical disabilities. The authors take as central the premise that schools should be places where all students become learning members - not just fitting...

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  • Home - one of the four cornerstones

    Uditsky makes a distinction between community living and community inclusion. Whereas community living is about placement, services, grouping and 'plans', community inclusion is about family, home, friends and membership. He then goes on to elaborate one of these - the concept of 'home', what it is and what it means...

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