Date
23 February 2024

Identify barriers to inclusion

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Understanding what inclusive education means’

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Consider created by design decisions

Consider created by design decisions

Stairs will always include some people. A ramp can be used by everyone.

Consider how to build universal solutions and approaches into your school’s culture, systems, policies, and practices at every level.

Develop an inclusive philosophy

Develop an inclusive philosophy

John Robinson, HoD Learning Support, explains the philosophy that underpins inclusive practice at Onslow College.

Useful resources

Useful resources

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Leadership in the development of inclusive school communities

An overview of the research of Dr Jude McArthur and others into the experiences of young people with additional learning needs in schools. Key themes are connected to what school leaders can do to develop their schools as inclusive communities.

Publisher: New Zealand Educational Administration & Leadership Society

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Creating culturally safe schools for Māori students

Read time: 52 min

This article presents findings about ways to create culturally safe classrooms. It focuses on ways teachers and schools can create inclusive environments for Māori students.

Publisher: Australian Journal of Indigenous Education

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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) at a glance

An introductory video to the research-based approach called Universal Design for Learning (UDL). A useful starting point to support the selection of digital tools and resources to meet the diverse needs of students.

Publisher: CAST

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Understand inclusive education”:

Return to the guide “The role of school boards”

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