Inclusive education: a way to think differently about difference | Peter Walker | TEDxAdelaide
How and where we are educated shapes our perception of disability and difference. For the change society needs, we must challenge the model of segregated schooling. Peter's engaging talk explores how decisions in our adult life can be positively affected by an inclusive education experience, backing up research that shows positive educational and social results for students with and without disabilities. We truly learn better together.
Segregated education is rising in popularity in Australia and some other parts of the world. Peter Walker’s view is that this isn’t working. He comes to the issue as former principal of a special school in New South Wales. Peter is now a lecturer in special education at Flinders University and is completing his doctorate on the subject. He is also the president of the South Australian chapter of the Australian Association of Special Education.
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