All practitioners must provide an inclusive environment that promote diversity. Inclusive practice is important in early years setting for all children whether, disabilities or learning difficulties have the right to have meet their needs met, also the EYFS frame work makes it clear to ensure that diversity of individuals is valued and respected and no child or family is discriminated again of ethnicity, culture, or religion, home language, background, learning difficulties, or disabilities also practitioners ensure that every child is unique who is learning and is capable, confidant and self-assured, children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships and also children learn and develop in safe environment. The roles
School and teachers can influence the extent and quality of learning for all students. Teacher’s beliefs, practices and attitudes are important for understanding and improving educational processes. They are closely linked to teachers’ strategies for coping with challenges in their daily professional life. Educators have control over numerous factors that influence motivation, achievement and behaviour of students. They are turning around their approach into a focus on creating positive school climate and responsive classroom as part of holistic quality education based on child rights where there is effective teaching and classroom management, thus enhancing students’ learning experiences.
INTRODUCTION Inclusion in education is the act of integrating and accommodating each student regardless of their learning difficulties, disabilities, or other special needs. That is why in our world today, parents, educators, and lawmakers are pushing for inclusion, for the right of each child with special needs to learn alongside their peers, to have the same access to opportunities and academic advantages, and to be able to take part and contribute in the community. In the field of education, inclusion has become a controversial topic, because of the ethical and legal issues that surrounds it. On one hand, it promotes equality and diversity among the student population and it is meant to accommodate each and every student despite their
Children’s culture should be valued at such a level that the children and their families feel welcomed and belonged to the service at all time. For example, sharing a small and quick conversation with parents if they have any cultural or customs celebrations coming up or may be discussing it in a group conservation with children. This is will help children build their confidence and self-esteem for who there are and parents will feel accepted and secure that their children are at the right place. This will help the children to understand their friends and respect their values and culture and to have that understanding of the difference and diversity. In future children will have mutual respect and acceptance for all the different cultures they come
Anti-discriminatory practice is to help support all work with children, young people and their families. It is important that settings promote anti-discriminatory practice by offering equality of opportunity and being inclusive to all children who attend the setting. Anti-discriminatory practice is also all about the implementation of the work settings equal opportunities policy in all aspects of the setting such as the curriculum which members of staff have to follow in order to plan, deliver and evaluate daily. It is important that members of staff in a work setting make sure that each individual child has an opportunity to take part and participate in all activities whether it is indoors or outdoors in order to achieve their learning potential of what is expected of them according to their age development. It is important that when working with children all members of staff and practitioners must have a
According to Glover, (2001) it “involves creating a community that supports all dimensions of human differences, including culture, race, language, ability, learning styles, ethnicity, family structure, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age, and socioeconomic differences”. The importance of ant-bias education is said to empower children by providing tools that provide them with confidence, self-identity and self-knowledge. Anti-bias education requires both teachers and children to confront issues of difference and not cover them up. It is about a social change, and mindset regarding issues that people are afraid to discuss. For a number of researchers and early childhood scholars the most avoided topic over a period of time up until now is the argument on young children’s “bias” behavioural tendencies.
Multicultural education seeks to give diverse students an equal change in school, life and contributing to build a healthy community. One of its important goals is to help all students to acquire the knowledge, attitude and skills to function in this new pluralistic and changing society. Some of the skills are know perfectly another language and other culture; this will make you different from other students when you’re looking for a job and many others aspects day to day. Students have difficulties learning when a class is given in another language or when
Inclusion is a philosophy that is heavily used in today’s society. It encourages individuals, schools, and regions to accept and give worth to everyone in spite of their differences. In line with this philosophy are the certainties that each individual has a place, diversity is appreciated, and that we can all learn from each other (Renzaglia, Karvonen, Drasgow, & Stoxen, 2003). With these beliefs in mind when working in the education system, the Universal Design for Learning framework (UDL) shows how all students can access and engage in learning, no matter how severe the disability. With UDL being a guided principle in special education, students with severe disabilities are able to access the general education curriculum, engage with regular education peers, and are regarded as respected individuals in the their schools and community.
There are many similarities between communicating with Adults, children and young people. Eye contact and ensuring interest is maintained, responding appropriately and treating all with respect and courtesy. However well you get on with a child in school, remembering to maintain the relationship of a carer. When communicating with children, we also need to be very clear in what is being explained. Always making sure the children understand what is being said and explained.
Children’s programs should be based on children’s needs as they are going to grow, develop and mature in educators’ care and planned programs. Therefore, this is essential for educators to define their philosophy in education. Equality and Diversity It is important that an educator must consider the individual differences and design curricula that suitable for every child. I believe that all children are individuals, unique in their abilities, from a wide diversity of backgrounds and cultures, and they also have the right to be treated with dignity and respect. Educators are observers and designers who have to observe children’s abilities, interests and learning styles for designing a curriculum that fulfill everyone’s needs.