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Title: Culturally Responsive Inclusive Education: The Value of the Local Context
Contributor(s): Page, Angela  (author)orcid ; Mavropoulou, Sofia (author); Harrington, Ingrid  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2022
Early Online Version: 2020-04-22
DOI: 10.1080/1034912X.2020.1757627
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Abstract: This study investigates the effectiveness of a professional development initiative in inclusive education for teachers who support students with disabilities at the Creative Centre. The Creative Centre is a private school providing educational services for post-secondary school young people and adults with disabilities. Staff (N = 5) at the Centre were interviewed before and after the proposed professional development program, reporting on their reflective practices. The results indicated that staff shifted towards a more positive attitude towards students and reported stronger support for the advocacy for disability and community connectedness. Additionally, staff described the significance of embedding life skills into programs for students with disabilities. The article provides a juxtaposing narrative of the journey of the project. The outcomes of the project illustrate how the local culture and context is required to realise the success of effective culturally responsive inclusive education.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 69(4), p. 1313-1326
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1465-346X
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390401 Comparative and cross-cultural education
390410 Multicultural education (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Māori and Pacific Peoples)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160205 Policies and development
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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