Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
AUTHOR: The Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat
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Ontario’s Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy (2009) provides a framework for building an inclusive education system. The strategy identifies ways to remove discriminatory biases and barriers to student achievement and well-being that relate to ethnicity and race, faith, family structure and socio-economic status as well as to sexual orientation, ability and mental health. To support implementation, Policy Program Memorandum No. 119, released by the ministry in the spring of 2013, requires all Ontario school boards to develop an equity and inclusive education policy. The goal is nothing less than the provision of equitable learning opportunities for all students in all Ontario schools.