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Conditions for successful integration of children with Down syndrome in general and inclusive education: Practical guidelines
Authors: Giaouri, Stergiani
Alevriadou, Anastasia
Rachanioti, Eleni
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The seventh chapter analyzes the conditions for successful integration of children with Down syndrome in the general school and presents practices for its realization. Integration is a philosophy of education based on the belief that every individual has the right to participate fully in society (Barton, 2003. Giaouri, 2018. Hallahan, Kauffman, & Pullen, 2019. Smith & Tyler, 2019. Soulis, 2020). Parents of children with Down syndrome identify the benefits of inclusion in the areas of self-esteem, independence, academic achievement, positive social interactions, and their improvement in oral speech and communication (Wolpert, 2007). Schools that are distinguished by a clear policy and awareness of inclusion and which are composed of dedicated members, successfully manage to integrate students with Down syndrome. Inclusion practices that have been shown to benefit students with Down syndrome include informing and educating teachers, removing barriers between special and general education (both as a physical and academic space) and providing for active and systematic participation. All those involved, including parents, in the design of individualized educational programs.
Linguistic Editors: Kioseoglou, Nerina
Technical Editors: Vlachavas, Nikolaos
Graphic Editors: Vlachavas, Nikolaos
Type: Chapter
Creation Date: 2022
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License: Attribution - NonCommercial - ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/11419/8040
Bibliographic Citation: Giaouri, S., Alevriadou, A., & Rachanioti, E. (2022). Conditions for successful integration of children with Down syndrome in general and inclusive education: Practical guidelines [Chapter]. In Giaouri, S., Alevriadou, A., & Rachanioti, E. 2021. Social Development of Children with Intellectual Disabilities and Down Syndrome in General and Inclusive Education [Undergraduate textbook]. Kallipos, Open Academic Editions. chapter 7. http://hdl.handle.net/11419/8040
Language: Greek
Is Part of: Social Development of Children with Intellectual Disabilities and Down Syndrome in General and Inclusive Education
Publication Origin: Kallipos, Open Academic Editions