International Journal of Contemporary Research In Multidisciplinary, 2023;2(5):43-50
Inclusive Education and Modern Technology
Author : Dr. Gabriel Julien
Inclusive education seeks to teach students in the same classroom environment where their distinct diversity and valuable contributions are always well received. In a truly inclusive environment, students feel comfortable, safe, and motivated to do their best. It is a well-known fact that the use of modern technology is swiftly altering the teaching and learning process. Dalton (2017) stated that the wide range of new tools and technologies available these days makes them even more accessible to all people, including the disabled. A more equitable society can only be created through inclusive education. It also forms a crucial part of educational systems that endeavor to raise the quality and equity of instruction for all students. UNICEF (2017) affirmed that inclusive education is a dynamic and continuous process that is ever evolving in keeping with the local culture and circumstances. Technology has the potential to support inclusive education. Thus, modern technology can be instrumental in creating authentic, inclusive environments that embrace all students, especially those with disabilities. Salas-Pilco et al. (2022) noted that the positive effects of technology depend solely on how it is applied during the teaching and learning process. They also emphasized that these new technologies offer more equal learning opportunities and can enhance inclusive education. Meaningful digital resources, culturally appropriate technology design, student and teacher training, and considering the histories and cultural settings of the learners are just a few of the factors that contribute to the effective use of technology. Salas-Pilco et al. (2022) acknowledged that while there is no concrete formula for creating inclusive classrooms, education institutions are free to use their approach to genuinely create inclusion.
Inclusive Education, Inclusion, Disability, Technology, Classroom, Environment