Opportunities for school inclusion: the case of Maria
Joana Llabrés Ferrer
|Department||Applied Pedagogy and Educational Psychology|
|Directors||Joan Jordi Muntaner Guasp and Begoña of the Iglesia Mayol|
|Date of publication||January 2020|
The research presented describes, analyzes and interprets from an inclusive approach, the presence, participation and learning of a student with a disability in the public center of her village. The research is based from a theoretical point of view on the concept of education as a human right and, consequently, on ordinary schooling in inclusive environments as the right of every child, promoted extensively in international recommendations. The research process is framed within the qualitative paradigm of research. The biographical-narrative method of life story is used and, as tools for gathering information, interviews and discussion groups are used. The result is Maria's life story told through the voices of the people who have lived her most closely.
A set of initiatives is emerging to move the center towards an inclusive school, because it is shown that school inclusion is possible and involves opportunities for learning and social inclusion for children with disabilities, for their families, for peers and for the community.