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Inclusion in Schools

The term inclusive education has come to mean different things in different contexts. In many countries, it as an approach to moving children with disabilities into general education settings. It is also often used more broadly to refer to the tackling of exclusionary practices in schools that are a consequence of discriminatory attitudes to diversity in race, social class, ethnicity, religion, gender, and ability. This entry examines the history of inclusive education, examines the challenges associated with responding to difference, and explores the features of inclusive school cultures.

History of Inclusive Education

Concerted international efforts to ensure that all children are included in school began in 1990, with the United Nations World Conference on Education for All in Jomtien, Thailand. Governments committed to make quality basic ...

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