Assess how own attitudes, values and behaviour
could impact on work with children and young
All those working in the school have a legal duty to protect the rights of children and young people. It is important that you examine your own attitudes and values critically, to consider how these may impact on the way you work with children. An individual’s background, upbringing and experiences can have an effect on attitudes towards individuals and groups, so it is important to recognise these. Personal prejudices, which may lead to discriminatory practice, can be overcome through developing a greater understanding of diverse groups in society. For example, you can overcome them by ...view middle of the document...
INCLUSION AND INCLUSIVE PRACTISE
Inclusion is seen as a universal human right. The aim of inclusion is to embrace all people irrespective of race, gender, disability, medical or other need. It is about giving equal access and opportunities and getting rid of discrimination and intolerance (removal of barriers). It affects all aspects of public life.
In education "inclusion" has become the term used to describe the right of parents and children to access mainstream education alongside their peers, where parents want it and children's needs can be met.
Integration, where the focus was on the child's ability to adapt has been replaced by Inclusion. The focus for Inclusion is on the setting's ability to adapt to the needs of the child, altering where necessary the way it works.
An inclusive setting works towards providing effective planning and different activities (differentiation) in order to meet individual needs. a move towards inclusive education has led to an improvement in general educational standards.
Inclusion is about providing equal opportunities for all children. When aiming to provide an inclusive curriculum it is important to identify some of the groups who may be part of an Early Years Setting.
• boys and girls
• minority ethnic and faith...