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ERIC Number: EJ1052272
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2065-1430
Crossroads on the Way Towards Educational and Social Inclusion: Intercultural, Critical and Feminist Pedagogy
Popa, Nicoleta-Laura; Cozma, Teodor
Acta Didactica Napocensia, v2 suppl 1 p1-8 2009
Regardless the ideology one would embrace in thinking or rethinking education, he/she would agree that education is a real vehicle of change-making. The present article attempts to summarize through a review of multidisciplinary literature three convergent ideological trends in contemporary educational theory, which underline this powerful principle: intercultural, feminist and critical pedagogy. Although choices of concepts, suggested educational approaches or classroom strategies may seem to illustrate different view points, there are common standings shared by theorists of the respective fields: education is primarily a tool of changing society through empowerment, respecting diversity of personal experiences, building community, privileging individual voices etc. Intercultural, feminist and critical pedagogy challenge in specific ways traditional pedagogical notions, but they may be conceived as roads to the inclusive movement in education. As a consequence, boundaries of inclusive education go beyond the simple adjustement of school provisions to the special needs of the disabled, becoming a rather largely shared educational ideology, covering all educational approaches addressing specific target groups.
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Language: English
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