In their recently published brief, titled "Inclusive Leadership in Education," Childhood Education international tell us:
Inclusive education has typically focused on special education to ensure that children with disabilities have the supports they need to learn and grow while including them in regular classroom settings.
In recent years, however, the understanding of inclusive education has expanded to encompass a broader definition that commits to “addressing all forms of exclusion and marginalization, disparities and inequalities in access, participation and learning outcomes.”
Forms of social exclusion and marginalization that directly affect participation and learning outcomes include restrictive responses to diversity in race, social class, ethnicity, geographic location, residential status, religion, gender, and ability.
Inclusion is now understood as a social justice-oriented approach to education designed to ensure every child’s basic human right to an individually, culturally, and developmentally appropriate education....
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