For teachers, the inclusive classroom is a fantastic opportunity to promote diversity and bring a range of benefits to the children you work with. Let’s take a closer look at these positive outcomes for your students.
Inclusive Education Benefits
When done well, inclusive classrooms can allow everyone to benefit, and provide children with the opportunity to develop a strong emotional understanding and sense of compassion for those around them, which they will take with them, through life and into adulthood.
By bringing diverse learners together, it can also help to reduce stigma, as the class can talk openly about the different ways in which different people learn, find common interests and build lasting relationships too.
What’s more, by its very nature, an inclusive classroom environment is a kind, caring and supportive space where children are encouraged to embrace their differences and discover their commonalities.
While the inclusive classroom can, and should, be available for students of all ages, younger children appear to experience the emotional, social and communicative benefits we’ve highlighted above very quickly and deeply.