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Common practices

Watch a short video to find out how different segregation, exclusion, integration and inclusive education really are.

What isn’t inclusive education?

General Comment No. 4 also defines models of education provision that are incompatible with inclusion. These are called exclusion, segregation and integration. You may have seen these in action.

Identifying genuine inclusion

In the absence of a clear definition of inclusion, education systems around the world have allowed exclusion, segregation and integration to continue. In fact, in the case of integration, many well-meaning educators have believed they were faithfully enacting inclusion. It is important that we can identify the difference so that we can successfully implement inclusive education.

Talk about it

Remember Daniel? What practice did his school adopt? We know it’s not inclusion. Is it exclusion, segregation or integration? Share your thoughts and explain why you came to this conclusion. You might like to revisit Is this inclusion? to read his story again.
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