Inclusive Education

Inclusive Education is one of the six fields of study supported by the Nova Scotia PhD Program in Educational Studies.

The study area of educational inclusion explores the philosophical, theoretical and critical awareness of diversity in learning, and the ways in which issues related to diversity and equity are taken up and mediated in schools and society. Human diversity includes differences in ability, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, social class, and other distinctions.

Inclusive Education researchers engage in examining the theoretical and practical aspects of including everyone in the educational journey and experience. 

Doctoral students engaged in this study area build upon and extend existing research, theoretical innovations, and educational policy and legislation related to education inclusion.

This study area is especially pertinent to scholars interested in rural education and inclusion, given that two thirds of students in Nova Scotia attend rural schools.