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Diversity, Special Needs and Inclusion in Early Years Education
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Diversity, Special Needs and Inclusion in Early Years Education

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Sophia Dimitriadi - Department of Early Childhood Education, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece


January 2015 | 258 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

Instead of segregating children with special needs from the rest, Diversity, Special Needs, and Inclusion in Early Years Education argues for inclusiveness in educational institutions, through changes in curriculum and teaching methods.

The book presents case studies from various countries as well as theoretical frameworks, models, approaches and projects on diversity and inclusion to effective implementation of programmes and practices for young children. Each chapter of the book has a unique contribution to understanding the aspects of inclusive education taken from international experience.

This edited volume is for professionals and researchers in the field of special education, policy makers, parents and teachers, and school management. It would be of interest to people working on diversity and inclusive education as well as in early childhood education organisations. NGOs working in the area of special education will find this particularly useful.

 

Babette Brown
Foreword
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgements
Sophia Dimitriadi
Introduction
 
I: RESEARCH, STUDIES AND PROJECTS
Mary Moloney and Eucharia McCarthy
Special Educational Needs and Early Childhood Practitioners in an Irish Context
Mary Wangechi Kamunyu
Language Issues and Preschool Education in Kenya: A Reflection on Diversity, Challenges and Remedies
Hayal Köksal
Training Innovative Preschool Students through an ICT Project: A Case Study from Turkey
 
II: APPROACHES AND METHODS
Sophia Dimitriadi
Inclusionary Education in Early Years through the Use of Persona Dolls: A Case from Greece
Dorothy R Howie
Effective Pedagogy for Inclusive Education: The Role of Mediated Learning Experience
Gülçin Alpöge
Teaching Ethical Values to Preschool Children
 
III: EDUCATIONAL FRAMEWORKS, CURRICULA AND MODELS
Ágnes N Tóth
Theory and Practice of Inclusive Education in Hungary
Jean-Baptiste Quillien, Gabriela M Theis and Veronica R Quillien
Multicultural Umbrella Model: 6 Cs for Successful Integration
 
IV: LITERATURE REVIEW EVIDENCE AND CONSIDERATIONS
Amitav Mishra and Mousumi Bhaumik
Cross-Disability Approach to Inclusion of Children
Ajay Das, Annamaria Jerome-Raja and Sushama Sharma
Young Children with Disabilities in India: Essential Competencies of Early Childhood Educators
Sophia Dimitriadi
Conclusion

It is an honest attempt to connect theoretical understanding to actual practice that makes this book relevant for professionals, researchers, policymakers, parents, schools and NGOs…due credit must be given to this book for contributing to a body of knowledge in this under-theorised area of inclusion and diversity in early years education.

Contemporary Education Dialogue,
Volume 13 (Issue 2), July 2016

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