In the current climate where language, about children, within education includes concepts like ‘zero tolerance’, isolation and off rolling, we could be forgiven for thinking that we were operating in a different century!continue reading
Complex challenges within our society require complex solutions. This includes a robust community with robust services working collaboratively from shared perspectives and values.Continue Reading
By talking about and sharing voices of exclusion we are also invariably talking about inclusion. With this in mind I afforded myself some time to think about what it means to me to be inclusive and why it might be that sometimes it appears to be like sand cascading through the fingertips of many aspects of the society in which live.
When I undertook my research “What impact on education and employment did school exclusion have on adults who left care in the 1970’s and 1980’s” … in my search for participants, I added that they could self define. I wanted those who took part to set that parameter, to alter the conversation and alter the conversation it did.Continue reading