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‘Booklet 2: Working with Families and Communities to Create an Inclusive Learner-Friendly Environment’. Part of the ‘Embracing Diversity: Toolkit for Creating Inclusive Learning-Friendly Environments’
UNESCO Bangkok 2015
This booklet gives ideas about how to involve the community in the school and students in the community. It will help you identify what is already happening and offer ideas for involving families and communities even more in promoting and developing inclusive education.
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Family Action for Inclusion in Education
EENET, 2002
This guide was written for family and community members who want to form a support group or advocacy organisation, to challenge exclusion. It is also of interest to those interested in promoting more inclusive practices in education, such as teachers, teacher educators, policy makers and consumer organisations.
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Family Friendly: Working with deaf children and their communities worldwide
Deaf Child Worldwide, 2008
This book aims to raise awareness of the important role that parents and families can play in the lives of their deaf children and in their communities. It provides practical examples showing how families, service providers and deaf people can work together to support deaf children. The book takes an action learning approach and contains case studies from around the world.
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Parents, Family and Community Participation in Inclusive Education
This booklet highlights the importance of engaging with parents, families and communities in the process of implementing inclusive education, with an emphasis on children with disabilities.
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Accessing support – community mapping
Inclusive Education South Africa
This is a 2-minute animation providing ideas for where teachers/schools can find support for inclusive education in the community.
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There are over 60 documents in the ‘parents, families and communities’ section of EENET’s online library. Browse here: