Creating an inclusive school environment

This collection of papers highlights the need for inclusive education and some of the steps taken to implement it.

The settings brought to life here reveal the work of teachers, leaders and policy makers in geographically and culturally diverse situations. In each of the chapters we see the challenges they face and the significant efforts they make to ensure access to, and engagement with, a quality education for all children. The collection includes 15 case studies, showing how:

  • teachers can provide positive role models and introduce activities and topics to promote inclusion.
  • teacher educators can provide support, and introduce skills and knowledge to improve teachers’ capacity to discuss diversity and employ inclusive approaches to teaching and learning.
  • government institutions and charities can work together to improve access and engagement in schools and create safer environments for learning, even in the most challenging contexts.

See what the book reviewer says:

“The collection succeeds in balancing context-specific information on prerequisites for social and economic inclusion often depending on local political, legal, socio-economic, language, cultural and historical factors and content-specific requirements for knowledge about inclusive practices to thrive.”

“Creating an inclusive school environment” will doubtless be of interest to those who have a thematic involvement and interest in researching, teaching and establishing inclusive practices internationally and comparatively.”

By Sandra Stadler-Heer, Senior Lecturer, Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany

This publication is free to download in pdf format below.

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