A video interview with Professor Mel Ainscow on school inclusion and equity


Recorded and processed with Professor Mel Ainscow by Mike O'Donoghue, July 2011. Please see the notes at the foot of the page for restrictions on use.

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1. Why are you interested in studying inclusion?

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2. What does the term inclusion mean?

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5min 24s

3. Is it not the case that any school system will always have groups of children who are not wholly included?

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3min 20s

4. How can classroom teachers utlise the themes of inclusion in their day to day practice?

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5min 38s

5. What is the relationship between inclusion and equity?

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2min 56s

6. What do you find to be the biggest barriers to inclusion and equity in schools?

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3min 07s

7.If there was one idea you'd like students or others watching this video interview to take from it, what would that be?

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2min 41s

8. What advice would you give to anyone studying inclusion and equity?

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1m 48s


Produced by Mike O'Donoghue with Professor Mel Ainscow for the School of Education, University of Manchester, UK. Recorded July 2011.
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