In this insightful text, the editors reflect on contributions from scholars representing Bangladesh, Greece, India, Israel, New Zealand, Switzerland, UK and USA, by showing how the majority of educational and social institutions in both developed and developing countries have failed to overcome the many barriers to an effective integrated system of education, suggesting ways as to how these barriers might be challenged.
By looking closely at the overt and covert injuries of educational and social exclusion, a variety of approaches to overcoming the consequences of those challenges is proposed, drawing together strands of social theory, research data and conceptualisations for social action.
Table of Contents
PART I: THEORETICAL AND CONCEPTUAL ISSUES
1. Education and Social Integration for All: Changing Mind-sets
GAJENDRA K. VERMA (UK)
2. Furthering Social Inclusion through Citizenship Education: Cultivating Civic Action in Early Childhood Education
DEVORAH KALEKIN-FISHMAN (Israel)
3. Pedagogies and Partnerships for Educating the Whole Child
CARL A. GRANT AND ELISABETH ZWIER (USA)
4. Broad-streaming through Creative Learning: An Approach towards Educational Inclusion
VIJOY PRAKASH (India)
PART II: PERSPECTIVES ON POLICY AND PRACTICE
5. Inclusive Education and Societal Development: An Indian Perspective
RAN BIJAY N. SINHA AND RUPA LAKSHMI (India)
6. The Field of Education in New Zealand: Inclusion/Exclusion in Schooling
CHARLES CROTHERS (New Zealand)
7. European Union Policies for Lifelong Learning: A 'Portal' to Social Inclusion?
EUGENIA PANITSIDOU (Greece)
8. Educational Policies and Teachers' Professional Development: Disability Issues
PANAGIOTIS GIAVRIMIS, STELLA GIOSSI, ADAMANTIOS PAPASTAMATIS (Greece)
9. Gender Parity: Inclusion/Exclusion in Bangladesh Education
SAMIR RANJAN NATH (Bangladesh)
PART III: CHALLENGES TO INCLUSIVE EDUCATION
10. Challenges for Education and Inclusiveness in India
MOHD AKHTAR SIDDIQUI (India)
11. Bilingual Immigrant Students and Inclusive Learning: Issues and Challenges
ELENI GRIVA (Greece)
12. Inclusive Learning: The Challenge of Special Needs
ROYSTON FLUDE (Switzerland)
13. Dyslexia: A Learning Disability in the Indian Context
MANJU KUMARI AND MONA TABASSUM (India)
14. Reaching the Unreached: Traverse of Alternative and Innovative Schools
K. GIREESAN (India)
Gajendra K. Verma is Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Manchester, UK.
Devorah Kalekin-Fishman is Senior Researcher at the University of Haifa, Israel.