The Children’s Voice: What Makes Students Feel Included?
Keywords:Primary, Post-Primary, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Pupil Voice
This article reports the findings from a study of 191 students from six schools (three primary and three post-primary) on what makes them feel included in school. The key themes that emerged were: playing games together, being included in all activities, having friends and the presence of a positive school atmosphere. Other themes that came to the fore included: engagement with specific subjects (art and physical education), group activities, relating with teachers and the role of the principal.
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