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Inclusion vs Exclusion

Inclusion vs Exclusion

The words of an anonymous teacher quoted in 2000 by the clinical psychologist Russell Barkley have become a well- known adage in education – “The children who need love the most will ask for it in the most unloving ways.”

The sentiment expressed here is one we can recognise and empathise with, but how many ‘unloving ways’ can schools be expected to take?

Is it fair for the rest of the class to be exposed to this and have their learning disrupted in the process?

These are the considerations schools have to take into account when faced with a disruptive child with challenging behaviours.

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