Glossary Term

Inclusive Education

Inclusive education ensures the presence, participation and achievement of all individuals in learning opportunities. It involves ensuring that education policies, practices, and facilities respond to the diversity of all individuals in the context. Exclusion from education can result from discrimination, lack of support to remove barriers or use of languages, content, or teaching methods that do not benefit all learners. People with physical, sensory, mental, and intellectual disabilities are often among the most excluded from education. Emergencies have an impact on exclusion. Some individuals who were previously able to access education may be excluded because of circumstantial, social, cultural, physical, or infrastructural factors. Inclusive education means ensuring that these barriers to participation and learning are removed and that teaching methodologies and curricula are accessible and appropriate for students with disabilities.