Reflection on the Index’s value system is fundamental since they represent a direction and help to evaluate the actions carried out in the inclusion process. Reflecting on actions based on a set of values allows you to make coherent operational choices to promote learning and participation for all, identifying possible obstacles and adding resources to overcome them.
Reducing obstacles to learning and participation requires the mobilization of resources; having clear and shared inclusive values becomes a resource capable of increasing participation in learning and school life. Creating inclusive cultures means creating a safe, tolerant, welcoming, cooperative and stimulating community in which everyone is equally valued.
In this perspective, the shared inclusive values are communicated to school staff, pupils and their families, administrators, the community and all those who work in the school. These values guide decisions with respect to daily policies and practices, so that development is consistent and continuous.