This book is a guide for all teachers in the FE and Skills Sector, regardless of their discipline. It explores how FE teachers can address the mathematics and English needs of all learners, to redress the skills gap that is a current focus. The text explores what works in the sector, examining the barriers to learning and how all learners can be included. It takes a focused look at what works for the vocational learners who have not succeeded in a school setting, and supports you to tackle the problems of low motivation in learners.

Embedding for Inclusion

Embedding for inclusion

This Chapter

This chapter explores the need to generate inclusive environments in teaching in order to avoid alienating some students. It discusses the importance of incorporating all students and thus catering for a range of diverse backgrounds and experiences, such as those previously marginalised young people who use the FE and skills sector as a second chance for learning. The chapter also explores the thinking that embedding English and maths can support inclusive practices, and how, from a social justice perspective, this can lead to empowerment.

This chapter will cover the following:

  • What is inclusion?
  • Embedding for inclusion.
  • Conceptualising difference.
  • Mindset.
  • Perceptions of writing.
  • Non-conformity or freedom from the pen?
  • Capital and literacies.
  • Employability.
  • Youth offending and social justice.
  • Self-esteem and confidence.
  • What you can do.

What is Inclusion?

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