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Beauty in Diversity – Our Special Children
Beauty in Diversity – Our Special Children

Author(s): Cătălina-Elena Vîlcea, Petruţa-Raluca Suditu, Daniela-Georgeta Popescu
Subject(s): Preschool education, Social psychology and group interaction, Inclusive Education / Inclusion
Published by: Editura Lumen, Asociatia Lumen
Keywords: Inclusion; diversity; acceptance; tolerance; uniqueness;

Summary/Abstract: The integration of the children with disabilities is a strong point of our kindergarten, which wants to ensure a warm and welcoming space for all the pupils, irrespective of their functional diversity, so they can achieve individual and social growth through the journey of the preschool cycle. The true inclusive education happens from people and between people. Every teacher that works in any kindergarten or school must have the desire to accept the special children, to accept their uniqueness and respect their right to be different. Knowing how to grasp and enhance the differences between children is indispensable in an effective educational environment, capable of bringing up the motivation, the energy and the engine of learning and gaining new acquisitions. In order to be inclusive, we - teachers need to accept responsibility for special children learning and for their proper integration by using the most relevant methods and techniques, respecting every disabled child’s needs. Our daily activity needs to be based on an individualized, calibrated and detailed work plan, built in a strong connection with to the needs, potential and skills of each pupil. Being part of an international Erasmus+ Project and local partnerships on the subject, we become more skilled and opened in our work with special children and we strongly desire to spread our experience to our colleagues from Romania and Europe. We want to put an end to all the stories of non-acceptance in the educational systems.

  • Issue Year: 4/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 73-78
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English