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Intervention for the Underachieving Child: Inclusivity a Superior Approach to Grade Retention

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  • 1. Intervention for the Underachieving Child: Inclusivity a Superior Approach to Grade Retention Author: Natalie Adcock [email_address]
  • 2. Author’s Background
    • Bachelor of Education (Primary, Human Movement)
    • Masters of Education (Majoring in Special Education)
    • Year 2/3 Classroom Teacher 2009-2010
    • ECDP Teacher 2011
  • 3. Paper’s alignment with the Conference
    • Track – Global Educators for Contemporary Learning Communities
    • Theme – Inclusivity, Diversity and Pluralism
  • 4. Key Concepts
    • Retention – the student is not promoted to the next higher grade level
    • Inclusivity – the degree to which non-dominant groups are represented in classroom practices by participation.
    • Source: http://education.qld.gov.au/corporate/newbasics/html/pedagogies/differ/dif2a.html
    • Diversity – the promotion of multiple ethnic cultures
    • Pluralism – cognitive growth and development that supports spiritual, cultural and social traditions
  • 5. Important Dynamics
    • Primary School Settings
    • Mainstream Classrooms
    • Holistic Development
  • 6. Effects of Grade Retention
    • Social and Emotional
    • Behavioural
    • Academic Achievement – lack thereof
  • 7. A Closer Look at Inclusivity
    • Inclusivity is NOT Special Education
    • Inclusivity in the National Curriculum
    • Inclusivity for holistic development
  • 8. Stepping in the right direction… Pluralistic, real life learning experiences Through teacher collaboration By understanding multiculturalism By acknowledging multiculturalism Quality teaching and learning experiences Regular and practical professional development How can educators achieve inclusivity?
  • 9. References
    • Department of Education and Training. (2004). Inclusivity. Retrieved September 28, 2011, from http://education.qld.gov.au/corporate/newbasics/html/pedagogies/differ/dif2a.html

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