Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education

supporting inclusion, challenging exclusion

why inclusion?

Classroom view of a boy in a wheelchair with a white girl and an Asian girlBecause the world is changing, because moral values are being re-examined as stereotypical thinking is increasingly exposed, because national and international guidance advocates inclusion and, quite simply, because any alternative seems unacceptable, if not morally flawed:

People often have views on inclusion but little time, energy or inclination to explore them. The issues are not simple and answers are far from straightforward. Nonetheless, CSIE strongly urges visitors to this site to make time to grapple with these ideas: to interrogate your views, challenge your thinking, expose and investigate assumptions, try to see things from a number of different perspectives. Be relentlessly curious: how might these issues look if you were a teacher, a parent, a young person? What might it be like if you were experiencing barriers to your learning or participation?

Small changes can make a big difference.

The issue of including disabled learners in mainstream schools has been so heavily contested that it seems to warrant closer consideration. Find out more about including disabled children in mainstream schools and read our responses to frequently asked questions on this issue.

We have also put together some responses to frequently asked questions about schooling for lesbian,gay, bisexual and transgender children and young people.

Page last updated: Monday 05 August 2013

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