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The History of Canada's Education System and Inclusion

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Joy Noseworthy

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Inclusive Education Policy......
the Past, Present and Future

The History of Canada's Education System and Inclusion
Timeline of Education in Canada:
Early History-Exclusion
1800's- Institutionalization
1900's-1950's- Segregation
1950's-1960's- Categorization
1970's- Integration
1980's- Mainstreaming
1990's- Inclusion (Beginning)
2000's-Today- Social Construct

Canadian Inclusive Education Policies
Why Inclusive Education?
A Social Construct
Canadian Demographics
(2006/2011 Census)
Language= 2 Official & 200 others reported
FNMI= 1,172,790 (48% are less than 24 years)
Foreign Born= Over 6 million, 20% of population
Visible Minority= Over 5 million
Disabilities= About 4.4 Million
UNESCO sees inclusive education as a process of addressing and responding to diversity of all learners through increasing participation in learning, cultures and communities, and reducing exclusion within and from education. It involves changes and modifications in content, approaches, structures and strategies, with a common vision which covers all children of appropriate age range and conviction that it is the responsibility of the REGULAR SYSTEM to educate ALL children.
Nova Scotia Inclusive Education Policies
Inclusive Education is not an alternative, but an inevitability!
Inclusive education in Nova Scotia embodies beliefs, attitudes, and values that promote "the basic right of all students to receive appropriate and quality educational programming and services in company of their peers".

Legal Framework in Canada that lead to the idea of inclusion:
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
The Citizenship Act
The Canadian Multiculturalism Act
The Canadian Human Rights Act
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