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  • Inclusion is... [Inclusion is not...]

    This list identifies what inclusive education means ... and what it doesn't mean! For example, inclusion is

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  • Hell-Bent on Helping: Benevolence, Friendship, and the Politics of Help

    "True inclusion is dependent on the development of meaningful and reciprocal relationships between children." In this article, the authors argue that many of the strategies being developed to encourage the inclusion of children with disability in schools are, in fact, barriers to genuine friendship between children with and without disability.

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  • Preparing teachers to educate students with severe disabilities in inclusive settings despite contextual constraints

    This article describes a university course intended to prepare special education graduate students to educate students with severe disabilities in inclusive settings. Course methods are guided by The Concerns Based Adoption Model with emphasis on course participants applying course content in public school settings.

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  • What's the difference?

    This book is designed to provide teachers and group leaders with ideas and activities aimed at teaching children positive attitudes towards people with disabilities. It also includes activities to address more general issues such as teasing. While the book was published in 1978, the ideas are just as relevant today.

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  • A Gift from Alex - The Art of Belonging

    Cheryl Nickels offers strategies for academic and social inclusion, drawing particularly upon the experiences of her son Alex, who has autism. Nickels says,

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  • Opening Doors & Sharing Worlds

    Sandra Kalms tells a story that captures some of the rewards of friendship motivated by a willingness to share lives. From seemingly small actions, surprising friendships can develop. Kalms uses the story to demonstrate that family members, advocates and service providers can all be catalysts for the development of friendships.

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  • Growing up in your own Community

    Bev Budden, co-ordinator in the Moving Ahead Program based in Atherton, Qld, describes the journey made by a young man from school pupil to young adult. She provides insights into the cultural sensitivities that are needed when working within an indigenous culture and community. Keywords: Cross Cultural, Transition,

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  • Advocacy for NSW: A critique of Government process and a way forward

    This critique examines the NSW Government's decision to place out to tender funding provided to existing information and advocacy services. It questions the aim of government in doing so, and offers the NSW Government a way forward which is based on a clear understanding of advocacy and its underlying principles.

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  • The Importance of Language

    Jill Fowler speaks from the heart in this editorial, saying that there are some words that many people with disability just don't want to hear. Fowler particularly comments on

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  • Finding a way toward EVERYDAY LIVES: The Contribution of Person Centered Planning

    This is a clearly set-out introduction to person-centred planning. It includes both the foundations of, and different approaches to, person-centred planning. Keyword: Individualisation

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