Still on ‘Inclusion’ Maresa went with ‘The Alliance for Inclusive Education’ on a visit to France in December 2009. The trip was part of a European initiative to see how inclusion operates in different countries in Europe. Over the next eighteen months there will be visits to Italy, Iceland and Romania as well as ALLFIE being host here in Britain.

It was really interesting, if not a bit depressing, to see how even with enormous enthusiasm and vision educators are still struggling to enable inclusion to happen. The people in Lille in France were the most generous hosts and their underground transport system has been wheelchair accessible for over 20 years!