Challenge everyday ‘ableism’ to support inclusion in school

Prejudice or discrimination against disabled people is still rife, says Nancy Gedge – and it needs calling out

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It’s strange, but inclusion in schools is a much-contested term. It’s contested among staff and it’s also hotly discussed by parents. Everyone has a view and they certainly don’t all agree.

I think it’s because, over time, and because there are many different generations of people working in schools (yes, folks, all teachers and teaching assistants are not the same age, neither do they have the same personal circumstances; some of them even have children of their own) there are several interpretations at play.

Occasionally, even the notion of inclusion can be up for debate. Sometimes, this is ...

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