"Inclusion is an attitude and a value system that promotes the basic right of all students to receive appropriate and quality educational programming and services in the company of their peers"(Guetzole). Inclusive schools embrace the notions that all children belong, and that all children will learn if their educational needs are met. Notably absent from this definition is any mention of children with disabilities or special education. Inclusion is not a special education issue. It is about developing supportive schools and fostering high achievement for all staff and all students.
For further information about our PD programming initiatives contact ESD Inclusion Itinerants.
Tel: (709) 757-4632
Tel: (709) 786-7182 (ext.246)
Email: Darlene Tilley@esdnl.ca