The Artistic Space of the Topic of Inclusion in the Literature of Ukraine
Keywords:inclusion, inclusive literature, Ukrainian literature, inclusive education, literary work
The research provides a quantitative and content analysis of literary works on the topic of inclusion, which were written by Ukrainian writers in the period of 2013-2019. The advantages of reading literary works on the topic of inclusion were revealed. The authors analyzed the factors of effective inclusive education, including those with the use of literature, where characters with disabilities are displayed. A total of 15 literary works were analyzed. The largest number of books on the topic of inclusion were published by the Ukrainian “Stary Lev Publishing House”. Most of the works on the topic of inclusion were written in 2015. It has turned out that not all the books are available for reading in full. It was found that Ukrainian literature on the topic of inclusion describes the life situations of the main characters who have congenital defects (blindness, a hump on the back, Down’s syndrome, Asperger’s syndrome, autism), who have some defects developed in car accidents (deafness) or illness. In addition, the age of readers, which should be focused on when reading books, turned out to be diverse: 3-8 years old (7%), 6-9 years old (33%), 9-12 years old (47%), over 13 years old (13%). In the analyzed literary works, 53% of the main characters are female, and 47% of the characters are male. In further research, it is planned to analyze the quantity and quality of illustrations that accompany and supplement the content of works on the topic of inclusion which were written by Ukrainian writers.
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