Inclusive practices is the understanding that schooling occurs in a unified system in which:
- Diversity is supported, expected, and valued;
- High standards can be reached by all; and
- Life goals become reality through collaboration.
- Marilyn Friend (2005)
Domain 1: Foundations
This domain encompasses the core concepts and understandings of inclusion that school staff members and other stakeholders must possess.
Domain 2: Collaboration
This domain pertains to the quality of the working relationships among school staff members and between school professionals and families and others.
Domain 3: Service Delivery
This domain captures the specific arrangements through which students receive their educational services.
Domain 4: Instructional Practices
This domain addresses the classroom practices that ensure students can access and progress through the general curriculum.
Domain 5: Behavior Support
This domain encompasses the strategies that promote a positive school climate and safe learning environment.
Domain 6: Administrative Responsibilities
This domain speaks to the essential role that school principals and other administrators play in inclusive schooling.