Include me!

Mahadevan, Vijaya (2014) Include me! Learning Curve (23). pp. 88-90.

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Abstract

The academic session is coming to an end and the students are stressed out preparing for their Board Examinations. I am desperately trying to make the class alive and cheerful. My normal class consists of two students diagnosed with cerebral palsy, one visually impaired student, a non-verbal student with multiple disabilities; two intellectually challenged, two with learning disabilities and three others with normal intelligence, but dropped out of mainstream schools due to economic and other family problems. I am devising a method of enacting a grand finale to our spoken English and effective communication class by asking them to do a project based on their business studies curriculum and present it to the entire class. As I group them, immediately, J asks, “How can M participate madam? He can’t talk.” Even before I could think of a response, pat comes the reply from T, who is in a wheelchair, defending his non-verbal friend, “But M is very good at downloading information, images and putting in power point presentation. We can then explain the slides.” Problem solved in a minute! M flashes his trademark smile, which seems to say, “Thank you for including me”

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Early childhood education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University publications > Learning Curve
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2018 06:46
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2018 06:46
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/791
Publisher URL: http://apfstatic.s3.ap-south-1.amazonaws.com/s3fs-...

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