Inclusion in education refers to all students being able to access and gain equal opportunities to education and learning.
Inclusive education is the most effective way to give all pupils a fair chance to go to school, learn and develop the skills they need to thrive. It means real learning opportunities for groups who have traditionally been excluded, not only children with disabilities, but speakers of minority languages too.
Some of the benefits of inclusive practice include:
- Teaching pupils about diversity and equality.
- Improving, encouraging friendships between diverse children (Diversity)
- Promoting parental confidence that their children are being accepted and can be successful in the school setting.#
An estimated 240 million children worldwide live with disabilities. Like all children, children with disabilities have ambitions and dreams for their futures. Like all children, they need quality education to develop their skills and realize their full potential.
Yet, children with disabilities are often overlooked in policymaking, limiting their access to education and their ability to participate in social, economic and political life. Worldwide, these children are among the most likely to be out of school. They face persistent barriers to education stemming from discrimination, stigma and the routine failure of decision makers to incorporate disability in school services – Source UNICEF