Category Archives: Social inclusion

Feminine/Masculine and Emotionality from a Marginalized Childhood

In the context of the Law of Inclusion that promotes social mixing of Chilean students, we study a subsidized school which has always been free and without a selection of students. We try to understand the children’s social inclusion/exclusion processes in this marginalized … Continue reading

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The Role of the State in Empowering Poor and Excluded Groups and Individuals

Whether guaranteeing access to justice, promoting norms of equality and respect, ensuring access to quality essential services, or helping support organization and voice, Governments wishing to support the empowerment of poor and excluded groups and individuals can draw on a … Continue reading

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The Sociology of Social Inclusion

This article looks at social inclusion from a sociological perspective. It argues that sociology complements biological and other natural order explanations of social stratification. The article interrogates a variety of forms of social integration, including ostracism within 5th century B.C. … Continue reading

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Social Inclusion in the Family Support Sector

Read While principles that promote respect, participation and equity have long formed the philosophical basis of social services, there is a growing trend to systemise these principles via social inclusion frameworks and strategies. This briefing paper summarises some of the … Continue reading

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Using Digital Technologies to promote Inclusive Practices in Education – A Handbook

Read The purpose of the handbook is to provide educators with guidance on using digital technologies to promote inclusive practices in schools and colleges. Case studies have been chosen to illustrate the potential impact digital technologies can make by widening … Continue reading

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The Open Book of Social Innovation

This book is about the many ways in which people are creating new and more effective answers to the biggest challenges of our times: how to cut our carbon footprint; how to keep people healthy; and how to end poverty. … Continue reading

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Living in the Age of Imposed Amnesia: The Eclipse of Democratic Formative Culture

Imposed amnesia is the modus operandi of the current moment. Not only is historical memory now sacrificed to the spectacles of consumerism, celebrity culture, hyped-up violence and a market-driven obsession with the self, but the very formative culture that makes … Continue reading

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ICT and Youth at Risk – how ICT-driven initiatives can contribute to their Socio-Economic Inclusion and how to measure it

Given the dearth of empirical evidence on this topic, the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies investigate from different angles how ICT is being used by young people who are marginalized or at risk of social exclusion, and how ICT can … Continue reading

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Ambient Assisted Living Strategic Research Agenda

Currently there is a vast number of (more or less linked) European and national research activities in the field of AAL involving various technology areas and innovative technology approaches. There is missing however a common vision of AAL that provides … Continue reading

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e-Inclusion – Learning Difficulties and Digital Technologies

This review focuses specifically on the use of digital technologies to enable children with learning difficulties to learn effectively. Its goal is to move beyond some of the hype and marketing rhetoric that sometimes characterises this field and to ask … Continue reading

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