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Inclusive Schools: Unpacking 'Equality' and 'Equity'

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This is a discussion of the terms 'equity' and 'equality', the confusion between the two and why fair isn't equal.

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There is a significant difference between the terms 'equality' and 'equity'. Equality means treating everyone the same while equity means providing everyone with what they need to be successful. But not every starts at the same place or has the same needs. We will discuss ways to assist your class to understand why some students need adjustments to the curriculum and others do not. As Audrey Lorde, the civil rights activist said, “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognise, accept, and celebrate those differences.”

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Teachers, assistants, parents and anyone interested in disability, identity and human rights.


Dr Leanne Longfellow is a former teacher and currently supports teachers to provide inclusive classrooms as well as assisting with parental advocacy. She is also a parent of a young adult with disabilities. She has presented at Australian and international educational conferences, taught in a university context and completed her doctoral research on the education of students with disability at UniSA in 2018.

Testimonials from previous workshops:

'I loved that the topics covered and information expressed was applicable to all students not just those with special needs. It’s a whole class approach too! Very practical!' Nicole Zacher

'I liked the way the professional learning was presented with strategies to support behaviours.' Amelia Pickard

'Clear and to the point. Relatable to school environment. Do-able'. Marie Foreman'

'Full of information and examples, scenarios and ideas to take away. Talk time at the end of the session was good to be able to discuss different strategies'. Leesa

'I liked the examples during the slideshow. Breakdown of behaviour management strategies used now and overtime and how they have/ haven’t worked.' Alison McConachy

'Informative. Practical ideas for students with learning disabilities.' Helen Braley

'The strategies were clearly set out and identified and explained thoroughly.' Emily Shepherd

'This workshop exceeded all my expectations.' Abbie Kemp

Participants who paid for a ticket will receive:


A certificate of attendance referenced to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. Participants need to be actively involved in the discussion to receive the certificate.

Completing this workshop will contribute one hour of professional learning addressing Standard 7:4 'Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities' from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher accreditation.

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