Just being in the same classroom doesn’t make it inclusive. Kathy is a member of Early Childhood Australia, CDA, and ARNEC. The conditions of inclusive education of children with disabilities University provides funding as a member of The Conversation AU. The Conversation UK receives funding from Hefce, Hefcw, SAGE, SFC, RCUK, The Nuffield Foundation, The Ogden Trust, The Royal Society, The Wellcome Trust, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Alliance for Useful Evidence, as well as sixty five university members.
There seems to be a lot of confusion and misinformation about what inclusion actually means. Inclusive education involves the full inclusion of all children. Supports for inclusion are embedded within everyday practices. If aides are employed they circulate around the classroom, or spend time assisting the teacher and making adaptations to materials, rather than being off in a corner with one particular child. There are no separate areas or curricula for children who experience disability. All children are supported to be involved in all aspects of learning. No separate areas or curricula exist for children who experience disability.