Inclusive practice in secondary education
This chapter considers the challenges of implementing inclusive practice in UK mainstream secondary schools. The process of development from segregation to inclusion within education will be discussed, with inclusion considered in its widest sense; the nature of the different groups of secondary school pupils who are at risk of being excluded will be explored. Issues of ‘othering’ and labelling will be examined for their potential to exclude vulnerable pupils. The potential impact of ‘pupil voice’ and ‘education for inclusive citizenship’ provides ideas for future developments. Chapter 7 provided an overview of important historical and socio-political developments related to inclusion in the UK, and considered key issues and concepts relating to inclusion in primary schools. Many of these issues also apply to secondary schools, and it is recommended that Chapter 7 should be read first.