The notion of inclusion is still being associated with children who have special needs. Why?
Over the years, the understanding of inclusion had often been associated with special learners. This especially so in Africa where change is slow to happen. Against this backdrop, it may be right to affirm that with the initial understanding of inclusion, which focused on special needs learners, new perception reveals that it is the provision of adequate care for all learners irrespective of their diverse needs and conditions. Education policies that have been developed in the past have often provided sound definition of inclusion in education and this has created the present understanding which most people still have about inclusion.
Excerpt from CSRFiles Vol 3 Issue 2, 2013; Moulding the Mind of Africa