Exploring the habitus for educational inclusion in the Lebanese context. (c2013)

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dc.contributor.author Andary, Lara
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-07T08:58:08Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-07T08:58:08Z
dc.date.issued 2014-01-07
dc.date.submitted 2013-04-25
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1657
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 57-65). en_US
dc.description.abstract Exploring the Habitus for Educational Inclusion in the Lebanese Context is a study based on Bourdieu’s general social theory, built around the concepts of “habitus”, “capital”, and “field”, and Bronfenbrenner’s ecological theory. The inclusive habitus of two private schools are explored against the backdrop of marginalization of the disabled children in the broad educational system in Lebanon. One school has a declared policy of inclusion, while the other does not but accommodates the needs of mildly disabled children (MDC). The study investigates whether changing the habitus through a process of participation and cooperation amongst parents, teachers and school administration serves the inclusion of mildly disabled children (MDC), and whether teachers’ training matters. The study adopted a qualitative approach to answer the question to what extent are the targeted schools and their habitus supportive of the learning of MDC? Teachers, academic support teams, principals of grades 2 and 3 were interviewed; and parents of the same grade levels were asked to answer a questionnaire prepared by the researcher based on the literature review. The significant results were that to serve the process of inclusion of MDC in regular classrooms, the habitus/ecology needs to change. Teachers’ training was found to be an important factor that can either lead to the success or failure of inclusion as it influences the environment within their classroom. The acquisition of capital, be it linguistic, economic, social, or cultural, can play a pivotal role in the future development of the educational system and in transforming the two schools into successful inclusive environments. This study provides the ground work on which future research can be conducted to deepen the understanding of the interaction of habitus with inclusive education in Lebanon. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Children with disabilities -- Education -- Administration en_US
dc.subject Inclusive education -- Research -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Bourdieu, Pierre -- 1930-2002 -- Political and social views en_US
dc.subject Bronfenbrenner, Urie -- 1917-2005 en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.title Exploring the habitus for educational inclusion in the Lebanese context. (c2013) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Education en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201004449 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Tamer Amin
dc.author.commembers Dr. Leila Harmouch
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: xiv, 114 leaves; 31 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division Education en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Garene Kaloustian
dc.keywords Bourdieu en_US
dc.keywords Bronfenbrenner’s ecology en_US
dc.keywords Inclusion en_US
dc.keywords Habitus en_US
dc.keywords Mild Disability en_US
dc.keywords Teacher Training en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2013.32 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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