The paper “ Best Practices for Students with Learning Disability in Inclusive Schools from the US and UK - Theoretical Analysis and Application to Saudi Arabia ” is a fascinating example of a research proposal on education. There is an increasing consensus all over the world that all children have the right to be inclusively educated. For the last years it has been evident that most key international statements have been affirming inclusive education principle and the necessity of working towards schools for all- institutions which celebrate everyone, support learning, include everybody and respond to needs of individuals. According to the UN standard rules on the equalization of opportunities for persons with disabilities 1993, the United Nations Conventions on The rights of the Child 1989 and the UNESCO’ s statement and framework for action are some of the powerful tools that have struggled to abolish segregated education which has denied children with disabilities the right to mainstream education in addition to reinforcing society’ s discrimination and prejudices against them.
The mentioned documents provide a strong case for inclusion, an aspect that makes inclusive education to be firmly on the national government's agenda. The UK and the US formally support the aforementioned documents.
For instance, in 1994, the UK was one of the 92 nations that endorsed the Salamanca statement as well as ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1991. Drawing from the fundamental human rights perspective, children with disabilities should not be excluded from ordinary communities and institutions in addition to being segregated on the grounds of their disability. This project will theoretically examine the best practices for students with learning disabilities in inclusive schools in the US and UK and the application of the same to Saudi Arabia. Aims of the project To theoretically analyze policies of inclusive schools in US and UK and apply the same in the educational system of Saudi Arabia Theoretically analyze the teaching of students with disabilities in the US and UK and compare the same with the practices in Saudi Arabia. The significanceThe research is of significance in improving the teaching of students with learning disabilities in Saudi Arabia in line with recommended international/ UN standards adopted by countries such as the US and UK.
Additionally, the work is of significance as no research has been done on comparative educational policies in the UK, US, and Saudi Arabia. The findings are further of significance as they are likely to provide information that may assist Saudi Arabia teachers and policymakers to adopt best practices for children with learning disabilities. Additionally, the study may assist Saudi Arabia minister for education to serve the identified population; children with learning disabilities. Research questions What are the policies of inclusive schools in the UK and the US? To what extent has the US and UK adhered to UNESCO and UN standards on inclusive education policies. What are the educational policies for children with learning disabilities in Saudi Arabia? To what extent has Saudi Arabia adhered to UNESCO and UN standards on inclusive education policies? What are the teaching practices for students with learning disabilities in the US, UK, and Saudi Arabia?
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