10 Reasons for Inclusive Schools
Inclusion begins with the belief that all children should have equal access to education and should learn alongside their same-age peers. Discover all 10 reasons that inclusive schools are good for children and the wider community.
- All children have equal access to education.
- All children learn alongside their same-age peers.
- The focus of education is on the child’s abilities, not disabilities.
- Children become accepting and understanding of one another’s abilities, talents, personalities, and needs.
- Meaningful relationships and friendships develop as students spend quality time with one another.
- Students develop confidence in their ability to interact with one another and the world around them.
- Teachers in inclusive schools are highly trained and skilled at delivering appropriate, student-centered curriculum through differentiated activities according to ability level.
- In addition to the classroom teacher, students with disabilities are supported by special education teachers, paraprofessionals, and specialists such as Speech/Language Therapists.
- Various resources and assistive technologies are available to students in inclusive schools in an effort to reach and teach all learners.
- Inclusive schools value input and participation from the whole community, not just students, Everyone is welcome!