Inclusive Learning Services: Structures and Processes

Definition of Inclusion

All learners are included in an educational setting that addresses their current needs based on collaboration amongst stakeholders.

Inclusion is a value system, a way of thinking and acting, which demonstrates that all students are entitled to equitable access to learning and achievement in all aspects of their education. The practice of inclusion transcends the idea of physical location, and incorporates basic values that promote participation, friendship and interaction. It also means that all students will have equitable opportunity to be included in the typical learning environment or program. Schools that embody effective principles and practices of inclusion coordinate and unify education programs and supports in order to ensure that all students belong and can learn effectively.

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Wolf Creek Public Schools Inclusive Learning Services

“Promoting a culture of inclusion requires schools to work collectively to examine their structures and processes and to address how they respond as an organization to the needs of students.” (Hewson,K., & Adrian, L., 2013, Establishing a Collaborative Response Model: Structures and Processes to Support Inclusion; The Special Educator; pg. 20-22.)

Supports provided by WCPS Inclusive Learning Services are firmly founded on structures and processes necessary to respond to the needs of all students.  

The pyramid of interventions, collaborative team meeting processes, and assessments are integral elements of WCPS Inclusive Learning Services model at the school and district levels.