Whenever I had a teacher-parent meeting as a school teacher, I unconsciously expected two persons (a man and a woman) to knock the classroom’s door, and each case met the expectation. However, had it not been the case, like the one in which two men come in, I would have been surprised because of my prejudice toward a parent (a father and a mother).
In Chile, there is an interesting initiative in order to tackle that prejudice. That experiment is to provide schools and libraries a book called “Nicolas has two fathers (Nicolás tiene dos papás) which talks about one preschool kid who has two fathers. And what’s interesting to me is that in Chile―the country which has one of the highest inequality rate and a large catholic population (which tends to be against homosexuality)― this initiative has opened up a big debate.
Brazil vs Germany: 1- 7
I have never seen a soccer player who showed sad face right after making a goal (Osacar, Brazilian player who made just one goal after 7 consecutive goals of Germany). Many people think this result attributes to the absent of Neymar, a Brazilian top player who happened to be injured non-purposely by a Colombian player Zúñiga, who happened to be black.
Have you ever watched a song?
You might think that “Oh this guy made a mistake again. A song is to ‘listen’, not to ‘watch’! ”
But I am saying this on purpose and not making a mistake (this time).
Have you ever heard about DET?
It’s not TED but DET
（*Regarding TED, please take a look at “3 reasons to watch TED“）
Before going into the detail, please read the following 2 sentences.
①DET has potential to get rid of something really bad which remains in us and the society.
If you thought “ok, what is it?” I am delighted.
②DET means Disability Equality Training.
I guess by reading this, many people including those who became interested with ① will lose their interest in reading more.
If it was 2 years ago, I would have stopped reading here because of a lack of interest. (After getting involved with Inclusive Education, I canged my mentality in regard. )
Inclusive Education is not only about students with/without disability but also about including everyone (minority) without discrimination into a regular classroom.
Although it is the brief definition of inclusive ed, we often consider it as the former (including kids with disabilities). But I just found other type of inclusion from “Teacher Tuesday”.
Teacher’s Tuesday is a social media campaign implemented through Global Monitoring Report(GMR) of UNESCO, introducing 10 teachers from 10 countries around the world for 10 weeks (Tuesdays) from the 25th February, to share their stories, motivations and challenges in their work. The detail is shown on the map below.
“Well, what you said sounds good but it’s difficult to implement.”
When I mention about inclusive education, many people have said that. Yes, it is hard to accept a change of the status quo, unless we know the importance of it.
The question is how you inform such an importance?
Among various media through which we can be informed on this like books, journals, or 200-page-long report, I found something which I think is a great source—the real voice of kids telling the importance of inclusion through a contest.