A low sense of belonging is associated with negative behaviours including misbehaviour, drug and alcohol use at school, violence and dropping out of school.
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When students feel accepted and respected by their teachers and peers, they will actively engage in academic and non-academic activities.
The benefits of mixed-ability classes are shared by all.
There is good evidence behind some of the recommendations from the Gonski review that will help all students, particularly those who get left behind.
LGBTQi+-inclusive sexuality education reduces negative stereotypes and biases, creating a safer school environment for LGBTQi+ students.
Leaving young people to figure sexuality and sex out themselves could result in ill-informed decision-making, and withholds knowledge that is their right to have.
Giving disabled people access to higher education would improve their social mobility.
An Indonesia-Australia collaboration is working to improve inclusion for disabled people in Indonesian schools, including in Islamic institutions.
Children with albinism often have poor eyesight, so classroom seating plans are important.
In Tanzania, where albinism is common, there's plenty that ordinary teachers can do to support students with albinism – much of it quite simple.
Just being in the same classroom doesn’t make it inclusive.
Recent articles question whether inclusive education can do more harm than good. However, neither article presents examples of inclusion. Rather, they present tragic examples of exclusion that are claimed to be inclusion-not-working.
It’s not always better together.
Children with special needs aren't necessarily always better in mainstream schools.
South African teachers say it's a struggle to apply their training about "inclusive education" in crowded, stressful classroom situations.
All children are different, but different isn’t wrong, and doesn’t require fixing.
All children are different, but different isn't wrong, and doesn't require fixing.