The principle of educational inclusion is linked to the major challenge of involving schools in the task of recognising and valuing human diversity in all its dimensions, thereby helping to overcome situations of discrimination and injustice in which, sadly, many children, young people and adults continue to find themselves for (among others) personal, social, cultural or economic reasons. Inclusive education is based on a set of ethical values and principles and aims to foster educational change and improvement, and well as shifts in the attitudes and conceptions of educational stakeholders, with the ultimate aim being to ensure that the values of inclusion become an integral part of school culture, policies and practices.
Inclusion is materialised through processes, which aim to bolster existing resources and support, while at the same time eliminating barriers of all kinds, which limit the presence, learning and participation of students in the everyday life of their schools, with particular attention being paid to those who are most vulnerable.
Research develops several lines of work:
- Universal Design applied to educational environments
- Equity and inclusive education: evaluation and improvement of school cultures, policies and practices.
- Teachers collaboration to attend to diversity.
- Students voices in school for teachers professional development.
- University and inclusion: standards and indicators.