Supportive education

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I am on LinkedIn. I subscribe to two groups Special Education Needs and Inclusive Education. I don’t like the terms special education, special needs, inclusive education, exceptionalities etc. I know what they mean but I also know what they really mean. However well-intentioned the advocacy is these words ultimately result in the separation of us and them; the perpetuation of the other and never really changes the status quo (read the organisation of power). What should be firmly ingrained as pe...
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Jewish Life Article

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School in Harare was a disaster for Julian Leon educationally and psychologically. So it might seem strange that he went on to spend nearly 20 years working at a school as a counsellor helping to develop the inclusive education programme at Herzlia. “Herzlia however,” he says “is more than a school, it is community and family, my own children were there. I had a responsibility to them and all the kids who needed support to try and make their experiences different”. Here Julian tells his story. ...
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