Inclusive education is an effective model of education for all students. It is backed by extensive research which indicates superior academic, social, and post-school outcomes.
For inclusive education to be authentically realised, education professionals need to have an understanding of its foundations, fundamental concepts, and evidence-based strategies.
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What It Is/Is Not
Effective Instructional Practices
Resources that demonstrate inclusive education practices in the Australian context:
Inclusive Education for the 21st Century
This text provides a rigorous overview of the foundational principles and concepts of inclusive education, and the barriers to access and participation.
It explores evidence-based strategies to support diverse learners, including specific changes in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment practices, and the use of data. It addresses the needs of children with physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities, as well as those with complex learning profiles, including mental health issues.
With chapters from leading experts from Australia and the UK, Inclusive Education for the 21st Century addresses common issues in both primary and secondary schools. Underpinned throughout by research evidence, it is designed to assist educators to develop the deep knowledge required to make inclusive education a reality in all schools