'Inclusion’ has become one of those ‘buzz words’ that is used with great frequency but not universally defined. This is a problem because some understandings of inclusion are all but meaningless when it comes to important questions such as where children learn, what they learn, who teaches them, and how well they achieve?
Simply being physically present does not mean that you have been included in any meaningful sense; true inclusion means being an active participant, with an equal voice, equal rights, and equal chances to succeed in an environment that takes you and your needs seriously.
We use research to explore the numerous ways in which different groups are excluded from equal opportunities and achievements, often through the daily routines of schools and universities. We also explore how this exclusion can be challenged and changed.