It is helpful for families to consider school in the context of the whole of life. Having a clear idea of the future you want for your child is very important.
This ‘vision’ for the future can be very useful if you are in the position of explaining your decisions to someone or deciding if an option is right for your child. It can assist others in understanding your thinking and decision-making.
Being clear about the type of school experience you and your family want for your child is important when deciding which school he or she will go to. In the best possible scenario you will be able to choose a school that understands, or at least are willing to try and understand, the vision you have for your child.
The articles below are from parents and educators that you might find useful when thinking about your child.
A parents perspective: An inclusive education as part of an inclusive life Wendy Stroeve
Things that might be helpful to consider when choosing an education for your child Dr Bob Jackson
Our vision for Jack Jan Kruger
‘One of the Boys’ Luke's parents talk about their decision to move Luke from a special school to the regular class.