I must have mentioned inclusivity in my previous eJournal entries before I even read this module. That is because I find its importance in the diverse world that we are in now. Diversity in schools is something that should not be taken for granted, instead it’s something that should be appreciated.
We all have experiences when it comes to diversity not only in school but also at work and almost everywhere.
Growing up in the Cordilleras, I encountered people from different ethnic tribes. I am a member of the Igorot community. It’s funny how others make fun of my indigenous group. The comments thrown are sometimes atrocious and below the belt. I just wish those people who give out rude comments will be enlightened one of these days. I can’t blame them anyways.
I think we have preconceived notions about other people. Through exposure and experience, these preconceived notions are either strengthened or modified.
When it comes to the school setting, the administration and teachers should be able to foster inclusivity. The school should not tolerate bullying caused by differences in culture, religion, background and even gender preference. Instead, the school must promote acceptance amongst its students.
If inclusivity is observed in schools, it would promote a healthier learning environment.