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Developing inclusive practice in Scotland : the National Framework for Inclusion

Barrett, Louise and Beaton, Mhairi and Head, George and McAuliffe, Lisa and Moscardini, Lio and Spratt, Jennifer and Sutherland, Margaret (2015) Developing inclusive practice in Scotland : the National Framework for Inclusion. Pastoral Care in Education, 33 (3). ISSN 0264-3944

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    This paper reports on the collaborative development of a ‘National Framework for Inclusion’ under the auspices of the Scottish Teacher Education Committee by a working party representing each of the Scottish Universities providing initial teacher education. Recent research, international legislation and Scottish education policy has refocused the notion of ‘special educational needs’ based on ideas of individual deficit to support and provision for all learners. As teachers are therefore charged with responsibility for an increasingly diverse population of learners, the National Framework of Inclusion was developed to support both pre-service and qualified teachers to work inclusively to provide fair and meaningful experiences for all learners. The paper examines the underpinning principles of the Framework, describes the collaborative process of its development and provides one innovative example of its use.