Developing inclusive practice in Scotland: the National Framework for Inclusion

Barrett, L., Beaton, M., Head, G., McAuliffe, L., Moscardini, L., Spratt, J. and Sutherland, M. (2015) Developing inclusive practice in Scotland: the National Framework for Inclusion. Pastoral Care in Education, 33(3), pp. 180-187. (doi:10.1080/02643944.2015.1070896)

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Abstract

This paper reports on the collaborative development of a ‘National Framework for Inclusion’ under the auspices of the Scottish Teacher Education Committee by a working party representing each of the Scottish Universities providing initial teacher education. Recent research, international legislation and Scottish education policy have refocused the notion of ‘special educational needs’ based on ideas of individual deficit to support and provision for all learners. As teachers are therefore charged with responsibility for an increasingly diverse population of learners, the National Framework of Inclusion was developed to support both pre-service and qualified teachers to work inclusively to provide fair and meaningful experiences for all learners. The paper examines the underpinning principles of the Framework, describes the collaborative process of its development and provides one innovative example of its use.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Head, Dr George and Sutherland, Dr Margaret
Authors: Barrett, L., Beaton, M., Head, G., McAuliffe, L., Moscardini, L., Spratt, J., and Sutherland, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
Journal Name:Pastoral Care in Education
Publisher:Routledge
ISSN:0264-3944
ISSN (Online):1468-0122

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