Equity and Inclusive Education: Going Deeper
Ontario’s 2009 Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy sets out a vision for an equitable and inclusive education system. The strategy establishes eight Areas of Focus to help the education community:
- Identify and address discriminatory biases and systemic barriers to student achievement and well-being;
- Honour diversity; and
- Affirm respect for all.
In 2014, the Council of Ontario Directors of Education (with funding and support from the Ministry of Education) developed a resource entitled Equity and Inclusive Education: Going Deeper to support Ontario school boards in the implementation of Equity and Inclusive Education (EIE). Presented in the form of a rubric tool, Going Deeper focuses on Policy and Procedures Memorandum (PPM 119). This website is based on the eight Areas of Focus of Equity and Inclusive Education. It has been developed to further support boards in the use of the EIE Going Deeper rubric, and to provide “Look Fors” and informative conversations with education leaders throughout the province.