The Special & Inclusive Education Department strives through continuous improvement and collaboration with all involved parties, to exceed the expectations of students with special educational needs and gradually reach true inclusion in which the necessary support and services are provided to allow them to learn to their utmost potential to utilize their diverse strengths and abilities to become independent and active members of the society.
The Special Education Department’s mission is to provide high quality services that enrich students with special education needs with competitive skills and knowledge through:
What is Inclusion?
Inclusion is part of a much larger picture than just placement in the regular class within school. It is being included in life and participating using one’s abilities in day to day activities as a member of the community.
What is Inclusive Education?
“Inclusive education is about embracing all, making a commitment to do whatever it takes to provide each student in the community—and each citizen in a democracy—an inalienable right to belong, not f be excluded. Inclusion assumes that living and learning together is a better way that benefits everyone, not just children who are labeled as having a difference”
(Flavey, Givner & Kimm, 1995, p.8)
The Profile of the Department of Special and Inclusive Education
The Department of Special and Inclusive Education delivers services to students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) included in the general education classroom. This facility has been provided since the academic year of 2004-2005. The department was founded by Ms Magda Moussa who strongly believed that every effort should be made to integrate students of special needs into society. Ms. Magda was especially admired for being an indefatigable advocate of children with special needs, she often called them her “sons and daughters.” She was a champion of their cause and strongly believed that every effort should be made to incorporate them into society. She put her vision into practice at Misr Language School by enrolling dozens of disabled students into the school’s regular classes, making them feel welcome and loved by their able peers. Thanks to Ms. Reham El Malawanni who was a great contributor and founder of the department.