Implementing Inclusive Education: A Commonwealth Guide to Implementing Article 24 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2nd

Implementing Inclusive Education: A Commonwealth Guide to Implementing Article 24 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2nd

By: Richard Rieser (author)Paperback

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Inclusion in education is a process of enabling all children to learn and participate effectively within mainstream school systems, without segregation. It is about shifting the focus from altering disabled people to fit into society to transforming society, and the world, by changing attitudes, removing barriers and providing the right support. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities requires the development of an inclusive education system for all. This revised and expanded second edition of Implementing Inclusive Education examines the adoption of the Convention and provides examples, both through illustrated case studies and on the accompanying DVDs, of how inclusive education systems for all children have been established in pockets throughout the Commonwealth and beyond. The message is clear: it can be done. The task is now to implement inclusive education worldwide.

About Author

Richard Rieser is a disabled teacher who taught for 25 years in primary, secondary and further education. He was as an Advisory Teacher for Inclusion in the London Borough of Hackney (until April 2001). He was the Director of Disability Equality in Education (DEE) until 2009, an NGO proving training and resources for inclusion. Richard currently runs World of Inclusion Ltd. For 11 years, from 1990 to 2002, he was Chair of the Alliance for Inclusive Education.


Foreword 1. Introduction Adoption of the Convention The Commonwealth and the Convention What do young disabled people want? The long road to inclusive education 2. Inclusive Education: The Global Situation Why is there so little progress on including disabled children in EFA? 3. Changing Attitudes to Disability The shift from charity thinking to social and human rights thinking The development of charity and medical model thinking The development of social model thinking 4. Inclusive Education Segregation, integration and inclusion Integration or inclusion? Inclusion for all: Is it a tool for bringing about disability equality in education? The disability rights education model Community-based rehabilitation Identifying early childhood needs Effective inclusive education The costs of inclusion Gender and inclusion Inclusive education for disabled indigenous people Key factors in the development of inclusive education 5. Developing and Implementing Policy Internationally The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities International Disability Alliance The Commonwealth Disabled Peoples' International Disability Rights Fund Department for International Development, UK The policy positions of international donors Education International Enabling Education Network European Union Inclusion International International Disability and Development Consortium Making It Work Save the Children UNESCO UNICEF World Bank World Health Organization World Vision Conclusion 6. Developing National Inclusion Policies Involving disabled people's organisations Involving the parents of disabled children What progress are states making in implementing inclusive education? Inclusion and the HIV/AIDs pandemic 7. Inclusion at Provincial, Regional and District Level Involving disabled children and young people Inclusion at district level 8. Inclusive Schools and Classrooms Accommodating disabled pupils UNESCO Toolkit Index for Inclusion Getting school buildings right Teaching sensory-impaired children in poorer countries Children with profound or multiple impairments Integration or inclusion? Training and employing disabled teachers Implementing the Discrimination Act in schools in England: Reasonable accommodations Annex: Reasonable adjustments in the classroom - a checklist 9. Preventing Drop-out: Developing Inclusive Teaching and Learning Challenging and changing attitudes in the community Barriers to inclusion Bringing disability into the curriculum Assessment Teacher training and professional development Conclusion 10. Conclusion How effective is inclusive education? World Report on Disability, 2011 Overcoming negative attitudes Scaling up pilot projects Inclusion: the `magic formula' The way forward Appendices 1. Useful Resources 2. The Long Road to Inclusive Education for Disabled Children Bibliography

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  • ISBN13: 9781849290739
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 348
  • ID: 9781849290739
  • ISBN10: 1849290733
  • edition: 2nd New edition

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