Inclusivity in education has never been more vital. All over the world, children are excluded from getting the education they need and deserve because of poverty, religion, gender, disability, race and language.
Education should not exclude any child; it should be supportive of and responsive to all needs. However, inclusive education can be challenging to implement, and many are unaware of the value of this approach.
Inclusive education supports the idea that every child has the right to grow, learn and develop with support from parents and their teachers in the same learning environment. Using this model, children of all backgrounds are welcomed into schools as equals, and inclusivity is strongly encouraged by both teachers and classmates.
But how do you make sure your child is receiving an inclusive education? And if you’re a teacher, how do you encourage inclusivity in the classroom?
Here are the five principles of inclusive education.