What is Inclusive Education?
It is helpful to think of inclusive practice as operating at three different levels, or ‘waves’ (a term used in the UK and sometimes more internationally – see Sarton, E. and Smith, M. (2018). UNICEF Think Piece Series: Disability Inclusion. UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office, Nairobi).
In this model, inclusive education (IE) is seen as a ‘graduated response’ and is the responsibility of all teachers. Think of IE as three levels of intervention. This is described in more detail in Key Resource 16.