ERIC Number: ED416616
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Inclusive Education: A Framework for Change. National and International Perspectives.
This booklet reports on the philosophy and demands of the growing international movement for inclusive schools which welcome all children, including those with disabilities or those who have learning difficulties. It maintains that inclusion is not primarily an educational or professional issue but, rather, an issue of basic human rights. It sees educational legislation in the United Kingdom as discriminating against children with disabilities by enforcing compulsory segregation and urges legislative reform to end compulsory segregation. Also discussed is the restructuring of mainstream schools so they are accessible in terms of premises, curriculum, and facilities and the planning of the phased closure of all special schools. Individual sections examine national and international perspectives on inclusion, inclusion's justification in human rights, principles of inclusion, and finding the resources to finance inclusion. An appendix summarizes relevant statements from four international documents: the "UNESCO Salamanca Statement" (1994), the "United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child" (1989), the "UN Standard Rules on the Equalisation of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities" (1993), and the World Bank's "Provision for Children with Special Educational Needs in the Asia Region" (1994). (DB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Childrens Rights, Civil Rights, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Inclusive Schools, Learning Problems, Mainstreaming, Social Integration, Student Rights
Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education (CSIE), 1 Redland Close, Elm Lane, Redland, Bristol BS6 6UE, England, United Kingdom (4.50 British pounds).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education, Bristol (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom