Just the Same on the Inside
Understanding Diversity and Supporting Inclusion in Circle Time
- Margaret Collins - Educational Consultant, Southampton
- Juan Bornman - University of Pretoria, South Africa
Anti-Bullying Strategies | Classroom Activities | Inclusive Education
Juan Bornman's series of stories about children with disabilities accompanied by explanations of the nature and causes of their difficulties helps children to improve understanding and relationships with their peers. Stories about a looked after child and an asylum seeker are also included.
Margaret Collins has provided accompanying:
- information for adults about the disability or difference
- Circle Time activities for young people aged 6 to 8 and 8 to 11
This book can provide a term's work on inclusion or one story and set of activities can be selected to prepare a class or group for the inclusion of a new member who has a difficulty. The programme also encourages reflection on difference and individuality.
Margaret Collins is a former headteacher of infant and first schools. She is now Senior Visiting Fellow in the School of Education at the University of Southampton. She researches children's perceptions of health education topics, writes teaching materials for children, books and articles on PSHE.