1st Edition

Disability, Diversity and Inclusive Education in Haiti Learning, Exclusion and Educational Relationships in the Context of Crises

Edited By Rochambeau Lainy Copyright 2023
    270 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book examines disability, diversity, and schooling exclusion in Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Defending a social and anthropological conception of disability as a consequence of any situation that makes a subject uncomfortable and unable to live or act properly, the book explores the difficulties that disabled children face within the school system and considers how social exclusion provokes and exacerbates educational exclusion. With contributions from linguists, educational sociologists, educational psychologists, educators, and historians, the chapters focus on a range of phenomena such as the balance of languages used for teaching, gender equity, associated disorders, and the experiences of left-handed and deaf students. Ultimately, the authors demonstrate how the educational relationships built and practiced in school influence the perceptions of people with disabilities, with respect to both singular contexts and pedagogical practices. As such, it represents an important study of the relationship between school exclusion, disability, and those with precarious socio-familial conditions, and how they can be conceptualized and addressed in the context of crises. It will appeal to scholars, researchers, and academics with interests in diversity and inclusive education, pedagogy, crisis education, and educational psychology.

    Chapters 1, 3, 7, and 8 of this book are available for free in PDF format as Open Access from the individual product page at www.routledge.com. They have been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

    Introduction: a sketch of the context  Part I: Theoretical and historical background   1. The challenges of expansion and democratization of education: a historical look at school exclusion in Haiti  2. Research in French, English and Creole on inclusive education in Haiti: a review of multilingual literature  Part II: Social representations and their interiorization at school  3. Representation of children with disabilities and cognitive justice in Haiti  4. Perception and social experience of disability in schools: ethnographic survey in a school in the South department in Haiti  Part III:  Academic failure between learning disorders and linguistics disability  5. Language troubles, the learning process, and students set up to fail  6. Bilingualism, language of instruction, and "language disability"  Part IV:  Dealing with dyslateralization, deaf, hard-hearing, and autism at school  7. Left-handedness attempts at dyslateralization, duress, and performance in reading and writing  8. Learning of written language: a study focused on a group of deaf and hard-of-hearing students in Haiti  9. Summary


    Rochambeau Lainy is Professor of Educational Psychology, Psycholinguistics, and French Linguistics at the State University of Haiti.