A true inclusive education system includes all people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or physical, social, or emotional differences.
According to the Salamanca Statement (1994)
• every child has a basic right to education
• every child has unique characteristics, interests, abilities and learning needs
• education services should take into account these diverse characteristics and needs
The need for inclusive education extends to all students in lifelong learning. Pupils and students in an inclusive system should be provided with academic, social, emotional, and physical supports. Every child, pupil and student has unique learning needs and these should be acknowledged and supported in education.
Guidance and counselling are central to the perspective of pupils, school and society. The guidance forms a continuum that extends throughout the pupil’s years in basic education and upper secondary school to subsequent studies.
Let’s get to know the life of Daniel, a fictional boy who can show us what kind of support and guidance he has received from childhood to adulthood.