Inclusive Education: The Key to Social Transformation
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Inclusive Education: The Key to Social Transformation

By Floyd Morris
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Book Description

Enshrined in the 2006 UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is “the right of persons with disabilities to education…without discrimination and on the basis of equal opportunity.” Beyond accommodation for special education, the aim is an inclusive education system at all levels of learning to include persons with disabilities in the regular classroom. In Inclusive Education, Floyd Morris and his contributors, having both practical and theoretical knowledge, shine the spotlight on the Caribbean and make the case for a broader consideration and approach to education generally. Confined by low societal attitudes and expectations, persons with disabilities – from the deaf and hard of hearing, to the blind, and those who use a wheelchair – are rarely given the opportunity to fulfil their true potential and contribution to society, leading to further exclusion and entrenchment of discriminatory attitudes and approaches.
From early childhood to tertiary level education, the case is made for an education system fully accessible, in all respects, to persons with disability. Together with evidence and examples from the Caribbean and the Global South, the arguments are buttressed by recommendations advanced for implementating the necessary legislative and policy frameworks, more comprehensive teacher education, and implementating modern technologies to facilitate easier interaction and assimilation. The result, the contributors argue, is the transformation of the lives of persons with disabilities and, by extension, the wider society.

Table of Contents
  • List of Figures and Tables
  • Introduction
  • 1. Inclusive Education: Principle, Policy, and Practice
  • Sharon A. Anderson-Morgan
  • 2. Achieving Inclusion through Passion, Data, and Intervention
  • Jasmin S. Walkin
  • 3. Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in the Jamaican Education System
  • Floyd MorrisIntroduction
  • 4. Inclusion of Children with Special Needs in the Regular Classroom: Teachers’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice in Jamaica
  • Charmaine Gooden Monteith
  • 5. A Model for Social Transformation of the Marginalized: A Case Study of Persons with Disabilities of The University of the West Indies
  • Floyd Morris, Burnadette Mcpherson,
  • and Sharmalee Cardoza
  • 6. Creating an Inclusive Education Environment: Lecturers’ Experiences and Perspectives in One Department at The University of the West Indies
  • Tanneice Ellis
  • 7. Promoting Inclusive Education through National Assessments: Required Caribbean Efforts
  • Bephyer Parey
  • 8. An Inclusive Jamaica for the Deaf Community: A Situational Analysis (Kingston and St Andrew)
  • Shauna-Kaye McArthur, Tisha N. Ewen-Smith,
  • and Jessica A. Scott
  • 9. Bridging the Gaps – Towards a National System of Early Years Care and Support
  • Maureen Samms-Vaughan
  • 10. Conclusion and Recommendations
  • Floyd Morris
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contributors
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