Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Two sources of experience of schooling

As our school year draws to a close, here are two online resources that you might find useful to read now, and/or file away for your son or daughter's teachers for 2013:

Starting school: what I wish I had been told,  Disability and Culture, 
Fiona Place (Down Syndrome NSW information officer) offers some insights from her experience as a parent of a son transitioning into the last years of secondary school:  

As my son ... enter(s) the last two years of high school what insights or tips do I have for new parents and those about to start school?

Celebrating Success - online resources (UK)
From the Down's Sndrome Association  based in London, come some new online resources offering insights for education professionals:

The Celebrating Success series brings to life the DSA Education Support Packs by using case studies written in the words of teachers, assistants and parents. The series is spilt into four areas of education - Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Further Education/Employment and demonstrates how to implement successful inclusion across each key phase of education.

In order to make them available to as wide an audience as possible they are available to download free of charge as PDF's.
Celebrating Success is about actual classroom practices rather than a particular education system, so can be useful examples anywhere.

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