Lessons to learn from Meller Vang school Aalborg, Denmark

Analysis based visit to school.

It was such a fortunate moment to visit the school in Aalborg and know most of the thing about how school functions with the principle of inclusiveness and promoting personal and professional growth of the children in Denmark.

The inclusion of all the children regardless of social, economic, physical and mental condition was one of the most exemplary model that other countries needs to learn from it. This is one of the lesson for the rest of the world to learn how children and other individual from diverse background whether it be migrants, refugees, people living in slums and even socially constructed divisions such as ethnicity, race are taught in friendly environment.

The aims and motives of the school to support the children in personal and professional growth by teaching the real facts of life and the basic social skills to adjust in the community was what I liked most. The teachings based not only on the national level testing subjects but other group works and adjustment social skills either through games or participative schemas fascinated me most.

I was surprised to see how visually impaired, also the child who could not hear Is well facilitated with the tools and equipment’s to participate normally as other normal children in class discussion and teachings. What I also felt is physically and mentally impaired children in school were not made to feel difference than other children, they were given same education from the different techniques. Everyone had chance to learn the only thing is the pace of learning could be different.

It was kind of surprise for me in comparison to my countries current political turmoil where people have been fighting based on their ethnicity and geographical regions. Our country needs to learn from this school where they have set an example in meeting everyone’s need.

Even the work setting that I saw was interesting!!!

The administrations and teachers in had separate departments but was completely open. To further illustrate this the work setting was open were everyone could see anyone where they are working or not. I think this was also one of the reason for the good productivity in the school where the administrations and other staffs do not use the time in unproductive sectors. This whole process surprised me as I come from a country where the organization has higher bureaucracy and where people are highly valued who are in power relation. Simply illustrating it, so called people in higher authority needs a separate enclosed well facilitated room.

Overall, one day visitation to this school taught me a lot about the school, environment and how inclusion is necessary in modern era in the world of globalization. Inclusion gives dignity and self-respect to the differently abled person which motivate them to participate in activities. Each individual need to be valued and one’s life world needs to be understood.


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