Recent articles on The Conversation and in The Guardian question whether inclusive education can do more harm than good — but neither article presents examples of inclusion.
Donate Inclusive education for children with disabilities Globally, there are million children living with disabilities. They are often denied an education because they are the most vulnerable and excluded people in their communities. Even if they attend school, they are more likely to drop out early while the level of schooling they receive is frequently below that of their peers.
Children with disabilities are often unable to go to school because of unsuitable school buildings.
In addition, there is a limited understanding within their communities and among teachers about their learning needs, which is often fuelled by prejudices around disability. Girls with disabilities experience greater exclusion and injustices as a result of their disability and gender.
They are less likely to go to school and are often considered a burden on the family because they are seen as a non-productive member of society. Tot, 18, from Cambodia was born with one arm. With support from Plan International she was able to stay in school.
Now she teaches English to younger children in her community and hopes to go to university. Plan International is committed to ensuring that every child completes a quality, inclusive education without discrimination or exclusion. In the last 5 years, our inclusive education programme has supported children with disabilities in 40 countries.
We help children with disabilities access primary and secondary schools that meet their needs. We also provide specialised physiotherapy and rehabilitation, and skills training to help children get good jobs or create their own businesses.
Malik's teachers have been trained to ensure he receives a quality education. Malik, 6, from Togo, was born with a condition that meant he was unable to walk. Plan International supported him to get the surgery and rehabilitation he needed to make a recovery and go to school.
We also trained teachers at his school on working with disabled children. Globally, there are up to million children living with disabilities. Children with disabilities are often the most vulnerable and excluded in their communities. Children with disabilities are 10 times less likely to attend school than those without.Education.
In , the United Nations adopted the Millennium Development Goals, a set of development goals for the year , more specifically, “to ensure that by , children everywhere, boys and girls alike will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling.” That same year, the World Education Forum met in Dakar, Senegal, and adopted the Dakar Framework for Action.
Inclusive education — that is, a model in which children of all abilities are educated alongside one another in general education classrooms — is finally starting to attract the attention it deserves in American public schools.
Inclusion improves outcomes, fosters social and emotional development, and equips students for life outside of school. Unless children with disabilities are accounted for, inclusive societies cannot be built. And the promise of the SDGs will remain unrealised.
Mark Waltham is Senior Adviser, Education . Special Education Inclusion Making It Work When the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandated that children with disabilities be educated with children who do not have disabilities, education in the United States changed.
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