Developing inclusive classroom communities

More recently there has been increasing interest in developing inclusive pedagogical approaches, which require a shift away from traditional approaches to inclusion based on making provision for most learners, alongside  something ‘special’ or ‘additional’ for some who experience difficulties, towards a pedagogy for all. For an explanation of the inclusive pedagogical approach see:

Kershner, for example, identifies a number of key teaching approaches which support the learning of all children and young people:

The key role that good classroom relationships plays in the development of inclusive learning communities is also highlighted. See for example:

For further suggestions about classroom relationships see also Chapter 6.

The following books also examine practical strategies and policies for developing inclusive classroom learning:

For a discussion of the ways in which children’s social, moral and cultural development can be promoted through debate and a critical appraisal of citizenship with regard to issues of social inclusion see:

Finally, a book that invites teachers to rethink what they know about social justice is: