ERIC Number: ED416613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The Inclusion Charter: Ending Segregation in Education for All Children and Young People with Disabilities and/or Learning Difficulties.
Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education, Bristol (England).
This charter of principles and beliefs was developed by the Centre for the Studies of Inclusive Education in the United Kingdom. Principles are first listed and then explained in detail. The principles are: (1) the end of all segregated education on the grounds of disability or learning difficulty as a policy commitment and national goal; (2) the end of segregation in education as a human rights issue belonging within equal opportunities policies; (3) recognition that, since all children share equal value and status, the exclusion of children from the mainstream because of disability or learning difficulty is a devaluation and is discriminating; (4) the gradual transfer of resources, expertise, staff, and pupils from segregated special schools to an appropriately supported diverse and inclusive mainstream; (5) recognition that, since segregated education is a major cause of society's prejudice against adults with disabilities, desegregating special education is necessary to help change discriminatory attitudes; (6) recognition that efforts to increase participation of people with disabilities or difficulties in learning in community life will be seriously jeopardized unless segregated education is reduced and ultimately ended; and (7) the necessity for central and local governments to do all in their power to work toward the goal of a desegregated education system. (DB)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Inclusive Schools, Learning Problems, Mainstreaming, Position Papers, Social Integration, Student Rights
Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education (CSIE), 1 Redland Close, Elm Lane, Redland, Bristol BS6 6UE, England, United Kingdom; telephone: 0117-923-8450; fax: 0117-923-8460.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education, Bristol (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom