Inclusive education strategies in New Zealand, a leader in inclusive education

David Mitchell

Abstract


Since 1989, the New Zealand education system has undergone extensive reforms to become one of the most devolved systems in the world. The article analyses the extent to which the educational situation in New Zealand complies with the ten features of inclusive education: vision, placement, curriculum, assessment, teaching, acceptance, access, support, resources, and leadership. This paper will briefly explain these features and illustrate them with references to the situation in New Zealand and, finally, come to the conclusion that with all of these criteria New Zealand performs at a high level.

Keywords


inclusive education, children with special developmental needs, differentiated instruction, level groups, organisation of education system, educational policy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12697/eha.2016.4.2.02a

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