Saumya Mehra is teaching live on Unacademy Plus
Introduction to the concept of Inclusive Education
Inclusive Education Inclusion does not only mean the placement of disadvantaged and deprived students in normal classes along with the other children. It must also incorporate a fundamental changes in the way a school community supports and addresses the individual needs of each child. It should involves the improvement in pedagogy and improvement in language of instruction.
Improvement in Pedagogy One of the most important principles of inclusive education is that no two learners are alike and so inclusive schools must place great importance on creating opportunities for students to learn. Thus, teachers in inclusive schools consider a wide range of learning modalities ( visual, auditory, etc.) in designing their instruction. Creative arts and crafts as well as oral expression should be Incorporated
Both these initiatives will not only increase the ways in which the teachers provide support and accommodation for such students, but also will diversify the educational experience for all students.
Improvement in Language of Instruction Disadvantaged and deprived learners speak in their local language instead of the language in which they are instructed. In such a case, teachers should acknowledge their language. The teacher should understand that a child can express itself best in its home language. The knowledge of such learners can be increased by the teacher using concrete concepts. These concepts must relate the knowledge being imparted to daily life experience.