BUILDING AND SUSTAINING GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS: TRANSFORMING EDUCATION THROUGH INCLUSIVE CLASSROOMS

Harriet Wambui Njui

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This paper reviews literature on inclusive learning with a view to making recommendations on the strategies that teachers and stakeholders in education should employ to ensure that their learning institutions are aligned to globally accepted education standards. The paper will specifically focus on teaching strategies that enhance inclusiveness in classroom learning. Inclusive classrooms are critical if learning institutions are to adequately nurture learners with the skills and competences needed in the 21st century industry such as critical thinking, problem-solving and innovation. It is hoped that this review will shed light to education practitioners on the critical factors that contribute to individual learner’s enjoyment of their right to quality education as they go through the teaching-learning process. The paper recommends that an empirical research be carried out in universities in Kenya to determine whether they embrace the principles of inclusive learning in classroom discourse and the inculcation of the appropriate skills. 

 

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inclusive learning; inclusive classroom; effective quality learning environments; Kenya

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