ILFE Toolkit - Adapted Indonesian Version
Tulkit LIRP - Versi Bahasa Indonesia
Embracing Diversity: Toolkit for Creating Inclusive, Learning-Friendly Environments (ILFE Toolkit), has been published by UNESCO Bangkok in English in 2004.
The toolkit consists of 7 booklets with the following topics:
- Introduction Booklet
- Booklet 1: Becoming an Inclusive, Learning-Friendly Environment (ILFE)
- Booklet 2: Working with Families and Communities to Create of ILFE
- Booklet 3: Getting All Children In School and Learning
- Booklet 4: Creating Inclusive, Learning-Friendly Classroom
- Booklet 5: Managing Inclusive, Learning-Friendly Classroom
- Booklet 6: Creating a Healthy and Protective ILFE
And 3 specialised booklets:
- Positive Discipline in the Inclusive, Learning-Friendly Classroom: A Guide for Teachers and Teacher Educators
- Practical Tips for Teaching Large Classes: A Teacher's Guide
- Teaching Children with Disabilities in Inclusive Settings
The developing and review process included a large group of education specialists, teachers and agency experts from inside and outside the Asia Region.
In 2004, during a National Workshop on Inclusive Education in Bandung, Indonesia, UNESCO Bangkok and IDP Norway presented the ILFE Toolkit to the Indonesian audience.
Due to the lack of inclusive education material available in Bahasa Indonesia, IDP Norway has been granted permission by UNESCO Bangkok to develop an adapted Indonesian version in Bahasa Indonesia. Several adaptation meetings with strong participation from key government departments, universities, schools, NGOs and international organisations.
In 2005, the first version of "Merangkul Perbedaan: Perangkat untuk Mengembangkan Lingkungan Inklusif, Ramah terhapap Pembelajaran (Tulkit LIRP)" – the adapted Indonesian version, was launched by Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the President of Indonesia, during a celebration of the National Education Day.
In 2007, as a result of positive user feedback (since the toolkit was launched in 2005), a string of meetings were held to comprehensively review the adapted Indonesian version of the toolkit.
Today, the toolkit is the most important material on inclusive education available in Bahasa Indonesia for headmasters, teachers, government officials, education planners, teacher students and university lecturers. The success of the toolkit is based on few simple development criteria:
- Easy, accessible language, avoiding long sentences and too many academic terminology
- Lots of practical examples on how to implement inclusive education and manage inclusive class rooms and schools
- Practical activities