My thesis topic

Our schools will keep facing many challenges towards Inclusive education  until our society is not inclusive. The school is a mirror of the society  and it cannot be an example of Inclusion since children, parents, teachers are still not positive about this issue. The next thing is that IE is discussed mostly  in top-down way and in an official setting : ministries, scholars, principals, teachers in schools, universities. So, many citizens, even tutors working in private centers are ignorant about this problem or just left behind.  However, the number of private educational  centers in Kazakstan is rapidly growing  covering quite big population  of students,parents, and teachers. On top of that, many parents  who have children with extra needs seek quality education out of school since  most  public schools  cannot provide this opportunity. I believe it is wise to promote a notion about inclusive education  not only at schools  but everywhere  we work with children,where it is really relevant and, probably, we will succeed this way faster and more effectively. So, this situation made me want to examine preparedness of  teachers for inclusive education in private educational centers.  The main research question is  how are teachers morally and professionally prepared to apply  Inclusive pedagogy in private educational centers?

While working on my thesis , I would like to analyze in what ways and to what extent  teachers in educational centers can influence on students’, parents’  attitudes towards inclusive education.  My experience in working in such settings, will help me to make a thorough analysis. And I have seen how principals and teachers of the centers were looking for children from disadvantaged families in order to help them and organize new courses for them. Therefore, I hope that this research will bring a lot of benefits  for all stakeholders,especiallay for children  since it will help to understand the pros and cons, possibilities, and challenges weall  need to be aware of.

4 thoughts on “My thesis topic

  1. Thanks for you your post, Zhanel (4/5). You successfully present the topic and rationale for your thesis project, and I am sure that your research will be helpful to raise awareness and understanding about IE implementation in KZ. There are a few comments I would share about improving your writing:
    1. Your first sentence is a bit unclear. “Our schools will keep facing many challenges towards Inclusive education until our society is not inclusive.” I believe it should read “…until our society becomes”. Remember that “until” means “if…not”.
    2. Pay a bit more attention to how you establish your context. Transitions like “The next thing is that…” in your first paragraph sound like you are listing unrelated ideas. Without a broader context, your reader doesn’t know what this next thing is in relation too.
    3. Some comma errors distract from your message:
    My experience in working in such settings, will help me to make a thorough analysis. (no comma needed)
    However, the number of private educational centers in Kazakstan is rapidly growing covering quite big population of students,parents, and teachers. (comma needed after growing)

    I look forward to seeing how you incorporate these comments in your next post!

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  2. Dear Zhanel,

    I wish all your ambitions and plans come true and you will eventually propose a good analysis regarding preparedness of teachers for inclusive education in private educational centers. I would like to add few points that might help to approach better to the situation and analyze more deeply.
    1. Schools have to develop teachers that respond to individual differences and benefit all children.
    2. Teachers in schools should be able to change attitudes towards diversity and form the basis for a just, non-discriminatory society.
    3. It costs less to establish and maintain schools with teachers who educate all children together than to set up a complex system of different schools and teachers ‘specialising’ in different groups of children.

    Hope my ideas will help somehow!

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