1.2.4 Methodological Material_Chapter 3: "The Inclusive Education and 21st Century Skills"


This chapter deals with 21st-century skills that generally refer to the high-level skills and learning trends that students need to develop in order to succeed in the information age. These skills are required by educators, business leaders, academicians, and governmental institutions in 21st-century society and business life. Moreover, the chapter will address the issues related to Inclusive Education.

While education turns into a rapidly growing phenomenon in the information age we live in; the fact that everyone has access to information is seen as an important indicator of the level of development of countries. On the other hand, education is an important tool for world politics and economy with the function of raising qualified human labor. Along with social changes, education has begun to be treated as a human right that all people should benefit from equal opportunities without any discrimination (Akçamete, Büyükkarakaya, Bayraklı & Yıldırım, 2012).

According to UNESCO (2014), Inclusive Education is defined as “a process of addressing and responding to the diversity of needs of all learners through increasing participation in learning, cultures, and communities, and reducing exclusion within and from education.”