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					 Some Reflections on Inclusive
Education: Teacher Preparation
              Prof. Dr. Simon H. Haskell

  Conference on Inclusive Education for Children with
          Moscow, 27-29 September 2011
  A time traveller looking back

What historians advise their pupils to do

Setting things in context

Explore different perspectives
           Today’s concerns

Never to repeat the history of neglect and shame

Awareness of the history of inclusive education

Respect and acceptance of human diversity

Provide appropriate resources and skilled teaching
         Competent Teachers

Are prepared to deal with full array of learning

Acquire knowledge and skills

Have an appropriate grasp of curriculum and
assessment practices

Are responsive to the needs of all children
         Some burning issues

How can we achieve educational goals for all children
while respecting their diversity?

What is inclusive education really about if it cannot
be reduced to location?

How can we avoid the stigma surrounding difference
– a danger that lies in denying differences as well as
in recognising them?
          Teacher education

For what understanding of difference do we need to
prepare teachers?
Experience the power of learning through shared
experiences with peers
Ideology or practice?
Shared knowledge or complementary knowledge?
Strengthen teachers – build communities of practice
    How to face the challenge

How can we live happily and yet not annoy God?

Process or goal?

… concluding with words from Tolstoy…
Thank you for your kind attention!

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