Testing, learning outcomes and inclusion: how can we get it right?
When I talk to teachers about including disabled children, we always get stuck on testing. In many countries there is a tough and inflexible exam at the end of primary school, for admission to secondary school. Disabled children are usually not entered for this exam. This may be because no one has considered how a … Continue reading Testing, learning outcomes and inclusion: how can we get it right?

How I joined the EENET family
Back in 2010 I was working with World Vision Armenia as an Education Expert and was managing two big projects on supporting inclusive education in Armenia. The first project was receiving funds through World Vision UK and DFID. It aimed to improve inclusive teaching practices in schools, strengthening the teachers’ capacity to adapt the curricula … Continue reading How I joined the EENET family

Sharing experiences – with EENET’s help
              “So do you fancy being part of the editing team?” This was the question I was asked when I joined the EENET team as a volunteer in 2011. I had no idea, in a good way, what I was letting myself in for. Two-and-a-half years later, as Network … Continue reading Sharing experiences – with EENET’s help

What are your favourite inclusive education videos?
Did you know that if you type ‘inclusive education’ as a search in YouTube, it brings up 408,000 results? Mind blowing! And incredibly confusing for anyone searching for video materials to use in their own inclusive education work. Of course you can use the search function to narrow down the number of results, but there … Continue reading What are your favourite inclusive education videos?

My five favourite articles from Enabling Education Review: Let’s think ‘twintrackly’!
Blog by: I-Jung (Gracie) Lu, EENET volunteer and PhD student at University of Manchester “Is it possible to include all students in school? I don’t know anything about disability (especially some types of disability). Won’t they receive better educational support in special schools?” Over the years, every time I have talked to mainstream teachers about … Continue reading My five favourite articles from Enabling Education Review: Let’s think ‘twintrackly’!

4 thoughts on “My five favourite articles from Enabling Education Review: Let’s think ‘twintrackly’!

  1. Very helpful, thank you! I also get asked the question, ‘Are we really expecting teachers to be able to meet the needs of all children, no matter what their disability?’ This is in places like Nigeria, where teacher training and support can be very weak.

    I usually say, ‘No – of course a teacher without the right support can’t meet all the needs of all children perfectly. But a teacher can get to know all their children, and try out ways to make their experience of education a little better. Then they can try again, and keep trying. That’s what’s needed to be an inclusive teacher.’ People have responded well to this, but I’d be interested to hear what others think – am I setting the bar too low?

  2. Thank you for your comment 🙂 The sharing of experience is really precious!

    For me, I do realize it is really hard for individual teachers to meet all needs of all children (I was a teacher in mainstream school myself back in Taiwan).
    Thus, I found it more important to put in mind that inclusive education as “a process of school and system- wide improvements (to policies, practices, attitudes, environments and resourcing) that enable all children to participate in a quality education in their local school.” (quoted from Enabling Education Review, Issue 2, December 2013, pp.2).
    Teachers working together and developing collaborative systems based on schools and communities would help support individual teachers in their practice in class.
    Therefore, for me, working together as a team with other teachers for providing better educational support for all students is really important for the long term inclusion practice.

    As the saying goes, “If you want to travel fast, travel alone. If you want to travel far, travel together.”

    With best wishes
    I-Jung (Gracie), Lu

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    1. Thank you for the encouragement, it meant a lot to me. Though it is still a long journey to learn and practice inclusion, but I believe it will be a fantastic one that in the end we found ourselves growing with gratefulness and the smiles of students, their families and teachers, which worth more then you could ever ask for. 🙂

      with best wishes,
      I-Jung (Gracie), Lu

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