The work of Inclusive Education International Policy & Practice is to help countries understand the importance of inclusive education for all students, including those with disabilities. They offer research-based strategies and policy guidance that can help countries create inclusive education systems.
They work in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East. They also offer their services at international meetings on inclusive education.
Inclusive education is defined as ‘a process of addressing and responding to the diversity of needs of all learners through increasing participation in learning, cultures and communities, and reducing exclusion within and from education’.
This means that inclusive education has a focus on both the learner (increasing participation) and on the school or learning environment (reducing exclusion). Inclusive education can be considered as an aim or a strategy to achieve more effective and equitable learning opportunities for children.
The purpose of this Policy and Practice Brief is to help policymakers, practitioners, and other stakeholders align with the principles of inclusive education in order to implement practices that promote the right to education for all children.
Inclusive education involves both a set of values and beliefs about how educational systems can best meet students’ needs (the what) and a set of practices that are based on these beliefs (the how). Put simply, it is about how we can best support each child’s learning.
When policies and practice reflect these values and beliefs, they will encourage a more inclusive approach to teaching and learning. This Policy & Practice Brief aims to help policymakers and practitioners make decisions about their policy environments and classroom practices in order to make them more inclusive.
Inclusive education is based on the principle that all students are entitled to a quality education that meets their needs and prepares them for life in an inclusive society. This belief is grounded in the 1970 UNESCO World Declaration on Education for All, which states, “All learners should be encouraged to develop their full potential and participate fully in the life of their societies.”
Inclusive education is about ensuring that students with disabilities have access to general education classrooms and receive supports based on individual learning needs. It means changing the culture of schools so that all students are welcome, valued and supported. It also means changing the way educators teach to meet both individual learning needs AND address the realities of an increasingly diverse student population.
At Inclusive Education International we work with countries around the world to promote inclusive policies, practices and attitudes. We do this by providing evidence-based research, resources and training to educators, parents, policy-makers and others interested in inclusive education.
Inclusive Education International Policy & Practice is a program created by [company name] that works with governments and communities around the world to help them create inclusive education systems. The program gathers data, analyzes it, and generates reports that help governments understand how to integrate students with disabilities into mainstream classrooms. The program also works directly with schools and communities to help them implement best practices for inclusive education.