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Visibility of eTwinning Projects Group July 2015 Newsletter -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------in how education is experienced (Hopkins & Jackson, 2002) INCLUSION STARTS FROM A RECOGNITION OF THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN STUDENTS. Inclusion in education involves… ● Valuing all students and staff equally. ● Increasing the participation of students in, and reducing their exclusion from, the cultures, curricula and communities of local schools. ●Restructuring the cultures, policies and practices in schools ● Reducing barriers to learning and participation for all students ● Learning from attempts to overcome barriers to the access ● Viewing the difference between students as resources to support learning ●Acknowledging the right of students to an education ●Improving schools for staff as well as for students. ●Emphasising the role of schools in building community and developing values ●Fostering mutually sustaining relationships between schools and communities (Booth & Ainscow, 1998). collaborating, stimulating community, in which everyone is valued as the foundation for the highest achievements of all. It develops shared inclusive values that are conveyed to all new staff, students, governors and parents/carers.  producing inclusive policies This dimension makes sure that inclusion permeates all school plans. Policies encourage the participation of students and staff from the moment they join the school, reach out to all students in the locality and minimise exclusionary pressures. And  evolving inclusive practices This dimension develops school practices which reflect the inclusive cultures and policies of the school. Lessons are made responsive to student diversity (Booth & Ainscow, 1998). STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN ALL ASPECTS OF THEIR EDUCATION. INCLUSION IN EDUCATION IS ONE ASPECT OF INCLUSION IN SOCIETY. Inclusion and exclusion’s dimensions of school improvement… Inclusion and exclusion are explored along three interconnected dimensions of school improvement:  creating inclusive cultures This dimension creates a secure, accepting, 51