Inclusive Practices in Bedford Central School District

  • The Bedford Central School District has been working with consultants from Inclusive Schooling to support our inclusive practices across all classrooms.

    Defining Inclusion

    In principle, Inclusive Education means:

    …the valuing of diversity within the human community.  When inclusive education is fully embraced, we abandon the idea that children have to become “normal” in order to contribute to the world…We begin to look beyond typical ways of becoming valued members of the community, and in doing so, begin to realize the achievable goal of providing all children with an authentic sense of belonging (pp. 38-39).

    **Kunc, N. (1992).  The need to belong.  Rediscovering Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.

Inclusion Mindset