Inclusion Education: An Online Course

This short, narrated introduction to inclusion in education published by The Inclusive Schools Network presents the myths around including students with disabilities in general classrooms, and gives answers to many of the myths regularly presented as fact. “The purpose of this mini-course is to build a common definition of inclusive education, and an understanding of the relationship between inclusion and high-performing schools.”

There is “good inclusion” and there is “bad inclusion,” the course advises. An example of bad inclusion is when a student with a disability is placed in a regular classroom without support, or all students with disabilities are places in a single classroom labeled “the inclusion room.” An example of a myth about inclusive education is “Inclusion means curriculum will have to be watered down due to the increase of diverse learners in the classroom.”

Not so, says The Inclusive Schools Network. “Instead of watering down, teachers should bring the learning within the reach of most students through strategies of differentiated instruction, flexible grouping, scaffolding and accommodation.”

View the course here!

The Inclusive Schools Network  is a great resource for anyone interested in the topic of inclusive education.