Social and Educational Inclusion

The concept of educational inclusion can be set within a wider social context and includes the notion of a cohesive society.

The effect of educational inclusion goes beyond the classroom; it may be viewed as a concern to promote the right to equal opportunity as a fundamental value of a fair and just society.

In addressing the inequalities of access to participation in education suffered by socially excluded learners of all ages, this concern is mindful of exclusion due to differences, such as minority religious and ethnic groups, asylum seekers, travelers, teenage mothers, gender and sexual orientation (OFSTED 2002).