Welcoming Diversity and Empowering Inclusion
How would you define inclusive education? Is it simply ensuring that all children are treated equally and have the same opportunities and access to a varied, challenging and engaging education? Or is it more than this?
At fully inclusive schools and ECE centres, all students are welcome and are able to take part in all aspects of the programme. Diversity amongst children and within their families is respected and celebrated. Inclusive education settings believe all students are confident, competent, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners and work towards this within Te Whāriki and the New Zealand Curriculum documents.
This course explores the barriers to inclusive education, the increasing diversity in our society regarding family structure and make up and steps you can take to ensure your centres and schools have an inclusive, welcoming culture which ensures all children are included, supported and have access to quality education.