Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Bias

colorful hands symbolizing diverse students

Diversity is what you have. 

Inclusion is what you do.

Diversity is the range of human differences, including but not limited to ancestry, culture, race, language, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, physical or intellectual ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin, and political beliefs.

Inclusion is the deliberate act of welcoming diversity and creating an environment where all different kinds of people can thrive and succeed.

Bias is the prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair.

Inclusive Education:

It is education that is based on the principles of acceptance and inclusion of all students.

When all students see themselves reflected in their curriculum, their physical surroundings, and the broader environment; when diversity is honoured; and when all individuals feel respected; then inclusive education has been achieved.